Jewel Cave National Monument

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Jewel Cave National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Jewel Cave National Monument

Address:11149 US Hwy 16, Bldg B-12
Custer, SD 57730

Phone:605-673-2288
Fax:605-673-3294
Web: www.nps.gov/jeca/
Size: 1,274 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on February 7, 1908; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933.
Location:13 miles west of Custer, South Dakota, on US 16 or 24 miles east of Newcastle, Wyoming, on US 16.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing, guided cave tours.
Special Features:With more than 136 miles surveyed, Jewel Cave is recognized as the second longest cave in the world. Its limestone caverns consist of a series of chambers connected by narrow passages, with many side galleries and fine calcite crystal encrustations. More and more of the cave is discovered by explorers each year.

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Additionally, there are a number of extravagant and completely natural underground salt caves to see in the area, such as Jewel Cave, Mammoth Cave and Lake Cave.
So how do cave-dwellers survive below ground in Carlsbad Caverns, Jewel Cave, Mammoth Cave, Wind Cave, and some 15 other national park units?
Only seven NPS sites feature caves or caverns in their title (Carlsbad Caverns NP, Jewel Cave NM, Mammoth Cave NP, Oregon Caves NM, Russell Cave NM, Timpanogos Cave NM, and Wind Cave NP).
NPS Site 1996 1997 1998 1999 Carlsbad Caverns 557,217 540,797 522,076 514,418 Jewel Cave 144,634 133,115 131,058 134,834 Oregon Caves 98,383 84,500 86,476 91,129 Russell Cave 26,881 27,380 26,353 27,289 Timpanogos Cave 97,250 112,777 119,074 122,778 Wind Cave 781,171 832,033 849,974 761,717 Total 2,185,713 2,197,841 2,187,618 2,091,760 NPS Site 2000 2001 2002 2003 Carlsbad Caverns 469,303 455,621 476,259 457,631 Jewel Cave 128,960 125,330 131,215 126,363 Oregon Caves 89,230 87,175 84,520 94,745 Russell Cave 23,465 20,449 27,912 22,892 Timpanogos Cave 115,115 126,270 114,736 106,030 Wind Cave 668,507 650,357 810,298 874,167 Total 1,913,887 1,872,490 2,046,962 2,061,473 NPS Site 2004 2005 % change Carlsbad Caverns 419,599 413,786 -25.
Jewel Cave National Monument, about 30 miles from Rapid City, with more than 90 miles of explored areas.
The southwest corner of South Dakota, abutting Wyoming and Nebraska, holds such wonders and more: Custer State Park, home of one of the largest public buffalo herds in the nation; Wind Cave National Park; Jewel Cave National Monument; the Rushmore-Borgium Story museum in Keystone; and the Columbian mammoth site in Hot Springs, where the remains of 42 such creatures have been found.
Volunteers have removed candle wax and lint along the Candlelight Cave Tour route at Jewel Cave National Monument in South Dakota; placed 23,110 candles on Antietam National Battlefield for a memorial illumination at the Maryland Civil War site; aided in restoring a historic square rigger at Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Massachusetts; and helped visitors find names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington.
Limestone hills often hide caves, such as Wind Cave National Park near Hot Springs or Jewel Cave National Monument near Custer.
Badlands and Wind Cave national parks, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and Jewel Cave National Monument would no longer be managed and protected by the National Park Service under Janklow's proposal.
Wind Cave National Park and its smaller cousin, Jewel Cave National Monument, are phenomena that seem out of place following a long drive across the High Plains.
Jewel Cave, the third longest in the world, is equally endowed with mesmerizing features, including the calcite crystals that gave the cave its name.