Jewel Cave National Monument News Release

Release Date:  July 12, 2023

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Aimee Murillo / Chief of Interpretation / 

Custer, SD – On Saturday, July 29th Jewel Cave National Monument will host their 2nd Jr. Caver Day. This free drop-in event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and take place at the Jewel Cave Visitor Center.

Jr. Caver Day will have crafts and activities that celebrate our volunteer caving program, promote cave safety, and allow participants an opportunity to earn their Jr. Caver patch and other prizes. We have invited our Volunteer Cave Explorers to share how the Jewel Cave is explored. A Jr. Caver swear-in ceremony will take place just after 2:00 p.m. to close out the event.

For those interested in cave tours know you can book tours in advance on The park looks forward to hosting Jr. Caver Day and appreciates support from our park partner, the Black Hills Parks & Forest Association, in preparing for this event.

Details and updates will continue to be posted at, as well as on social media through Facebook at and Instagram at