Lewis & Clark Caverns

Lewis and Clark came close but missed seeing the opening to this cave 90 years before the underground wonderland of spikes and columns was first explored. Modern adventurers descend steps chiseled into the limestone by the New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps.

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Latitude: 45.8231771 Longitude: -111.8519783 Elevation: 4288 ft
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Linda Howard

Recreational Opportunities

Montana's first and best-known state park showcases one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest. Naturally air conditioned, these spectacular caves, lined with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helicitites, date back through time. See the geologic development, the history of early exploration and gain an insight into the delicate ecology of this world without light. Plan to spend a minimum of two hours to hike two miles on a guided tour through the caverns. The park also provides hiking trails, a visitor center, an amphitheater, several picnic areas, a large campground, showers, RV dump facilities, tipi, and three rental cabins. You can use this park as a base camp‚ while you enjoy several nearby parks and the adjacent Jefferson River.

22 miles west of Threee Forks, MT, on MT highway 2 or 18 miles east of Whitehall on Montana 2

Seasons Accessible

Daily tours- May1 thru September 30

Fees

$10 12 & older, 6-11 $5, under 6 yrs, free

Comments

i love it there

george bush, 2/24/2010

Love the area, always fun exploring new places. So beautiful, my Montana...I'll never leave

Cindy Jones Peterson, 6/12/2016

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