There are no fees to drive through or hike in the park. Enjoy!
Cave Tour Fees
Approximately half of all cave tour tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 605-745-4600 for large group information.
Only credit/debit cards or digital payments are accepted for all cave tours, campground fees, and Interagency Passes.
Minimum age for the Candlelight Tour is 8 years old.
Minimum age for the Wild Cave Tour is 16 years old with a signed parent permission slip.
Sign-language interpreters are available for the hearing impaired with two weeks advanced notice.
A portion of tour tickets are available for advanced purchase through www.recreation.gov. Reservations are recommended as tours often sell out March through October and on holiday weekends throughout winter. Tickets can be purchased from 3-120 days before the tour.
Camp where the prairie meets the forest at the Elk Mountain Campground. The fee is $24.00 per site per night regularly, and $12.00 per site per night when the water is turned off (generally October through May). Visitors holding a Senior or Access Pass, or a Golden Age or Golden Access Pass pay half price a night per site.
Passes & Special Use Fees
America the Beautiful: National Park & Federal Recreational Lands Pass
Special Use Fees
Last updated: May 21, 2023