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Lewis & Clark Caverns


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Lewis & Clark Caverns


Camp, hike and experience amazing geologic wonders at Montana's first and best-known state park showcase of one of the most highly decorated limestone caverns in the Northwest.



Park open all year,
Cave open only May 1 to September 30 and for Holiday Tours in December. Cave is closed the rest of the year.

Visitor Center
Visitor Center open all year except closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1
Summer hours:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm daily
Open until 7pm in mid-summer
Winter hours, November - March:
Open Wed - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm

Caverns Tours - Access to cave by guided tours only.

Holiday Candlelight Tours
December 10 & 11; 17 & 18, 29 & 30,
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tickets go on Sale Monday, Nov.28th by calling the park office.
Cost: $20 adults (12 and Up), $8 children (6 to 11). Children 5 and under are discouraged from attempting the tour.

Summer Tours
May 1 to September 30.
$12 for adults (12 yrs. and up), $5 for children (6 yrs. - 11 yrs.), 5 yrs. and under are free.

Wild Cave Tours
June - August only
$30/person, ages 12 and over; reservations required.

25 Lewis and Clark Caverns Rd.
Whitehall, MT 59759
Latitude/Longitude: (45.82289 / -111.85082)



Campground Map

Reserve Campground

Holiday Candlelight Tour Information

MT State Parks Guide

Photo of Rhea Armstrong, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Manager
Rhea Armstrong began working for Montana State Parks as a seasonal tour guide at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in 1986 while attending Western Montana College in Dillon majoring in Elementary Education. She continued working summers at the park throughout her teaching career, and in 2005, became the assistant manager. Rhea was promoted to Park Manager of Lost Creek, Anaconda Smoke Stack, and Granite Ghost Town State Parks in 2013.


Mailing Address:
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
PO Box 489
Whitehall, MT 59759

Phone: 406-287-3541

Lewis & Clark Caverns


Activities Available
  1. Bicycling
  2. Bird Watching
  3. Camping
  4. Canoeing
  5. Deer Hunting
  6. Fishing
  7. Group Camping
  8. Guided Cave Tours
  9. Hiking
  10. History
  11. Hunting
  12. Lewis And Clark
  13. Nature
  14. Photography
  15. Picnicking
  16. River Fishing
  17. RV Camping
  18. Tent Camping
  19. Visitor Center
  20. Wildlife Viewing

Services and Amenities Available
  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Camp Host
  3. Electricity
  4. Established Fire Pits
  5. Firewood for Sale
  6. Gift Shop
  7. Holiday Event
  8. Interpretive Display
  9. Maps
  10. Parking
  11. Pets Allowed
  12. Picnic Shelter
  13. Playground
  14. Public Restroom
  15. RV Dump Station
  16. RV Hookups
  17. Shower
  18. Toilets (Flush)
  19. Toilets (Vault)
  20. Tours
  21. Trash Removal
  22. Water

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
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