Jewel Cave National Monument


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Description
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.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

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.

See other parks in South Dakota.