Featuring one of the most spectacular limestone caverns in the Northwest, Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park has more than just cave tours. There are a wide variety of sights and activities that you and your family can enjoy and explore among the park’s more than 3,100 acres.
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is named for the famous explorers since the cavern overlooks more than 50 miles of their expedition’s trail. However, Lewis and Clark themselves never saw the cavern, though they did pass through the current park’s area.
Visitors to Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park may enjoy biking, hiking, picnicking, fishing in the river, camping, hunting, or enjoying the park’s plentiful wildlife. Deer hunting is permitted during the appropriate season and with relevant permits. For those with children, the park also has a playground.
For overnight guests, Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park offers 40 sites at the campground and three cabins available for rental. The cabins sleep four or up to six but have no plumbing or kitchen facilities except for fire rings and picnic tables outside the cabins.
Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Cave tours are available from the beginning of May through the end of September. Daily fees are free for Montana residents or $6 for non-residents. Additional camping fees apply.
Leashed dogs are allowed at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, but are not permitted in the caverns. There are 10 miles of trails you can take your dog on, and you can walk your dog in the campground. Be respectful of posted signs where dogs may be prohibited, and always clean up pet waste.
Don’t let your dog become a bother to other guests or the wildlife. In Southwestern Montana, Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park has plenty to offer visitors of all ages, including your furry family members. So, grab your pooch and your family and head on out to the park.