Lewis & Clark Caverns - Camp, Canoe, Cave, Hike, and Mountain Bike near Whitehall, Montana
Whitehall,Montana
45.8371900294, -111.8777299536
10.9 miles E of Whitehall, Montana
GPS: 45°50'13.9"N 111°52'39.8"W
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State: Montana

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Camp, Canoe, Cave, Hike, and Mountain Bike

The Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park encompasses 3,015 acres that you can explore by foot, on a bike, in a canoe or in a tent.

The most famous feature of the park is the Lewis & Clark Caverns themselves. The caverns can be accessed via guided tour from May 1st to September 30th each year. The guided tour is well lit and allows visitors to witness a variety of colorful formations in several different rooms. Even in the heat of the summer months the cave remains a cool, humid 48 degrees Fahrenheit.

The cave entrance and exit are at a higher elevation than the visitor center. This gives visitors a short hike to take. The hike is a little over one mile.

Tour tickets can be purchased at the visitor’s center and cost $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 11 and are free for children under 5.  Children enjoy the adventure of visiting these caverns, especially the tour’s famous Beaver Slide and occasional bat sightings.

Though these caverns are the most famous park feature, the Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park offers many other activities to visitors. There are miles of trails accessible to hikers and mountain bikers from several points on Lewis and Clark Cavern Park Road. For those with a hankering to fish there are several natural fishing spots. Fishing is allowed year-round.

The State Park also has a large campground. The campground’s 40 campsites, 3 cabins and tipi can be reserved online and are available year-round.

Whatever your chosen activity, you will be enchanted by the Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park.

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From Whitehall, Montana

  1. Head east on MT-2 E/W Legion Ave toward N Division St
    Continue to follow MT-2 E
    (7.3 mi)
  2. Turn left to stay on MT-2 E (7.4 mi)
  3. Turn left (3.2 mi)
  4. Turn right (49 ft)
  5. Slight left (256 ft)
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25 Lewis and Clark Caverns Rd. Whitehall, MT 59759

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tasiawhicker

1/17/19 9:37 am 5/17/18
Visiting these caves was a great combination of hiking and exploring caves. The tour guides were very knowledgeable about the history of the caves and the caves themselves showed their history.
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Distance ?

1.0 miles

Real Ascent ?

257 feet

Real Descent ?

275 feet

Grade (-29° to 7°)

-55% to 12%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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