Dog Days Lewis and Clark Caverns
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: May 2, 2019

Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks ( will host Dog Days, a special event to show appreciation for responsible pet ownership in state parks, at Lewis & Clark Caverns on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Since Seaman—the Newfoundland that traveled with the Lewis and Clark Expedition—first passed by the park in 1805, dogs have had a special place at the Caverns. Today, hundreds visit each year with their owners, using the trails, staying in the campground and enjoying free, shaded kennels available for them while their humans tour the cave.

In appreciation of responsible pet owners, dogs on leash that visit the park will receive poo bags generously provided by Dee-O-Gee in Bozeman and free treats as supplies last. To enjoy the giveaway, stop in at the Main Visitor Center with your pooch before you head out to enjoy the park.

The park welcomes dogs year-round. Please remember, pets are required to remain on leash and under their owner’s control at all times to help respect wildlife and other visitors, while ensuring their own safety. Pet owners are responsible for proper removal and disposal of any waste produced by their pets. Poo bag dispensers are located in the campground at the East Side Trailhead and by the kennels at the Caverns Visitor Center.

For more information about these or other events at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, call (406) 287-3541.

What: Dog Days: Responsible Pet Owner Appreciation Day

When: Saturday, May 4, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Where: Main (Lower) Visitor Center, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Rd, Whitehall, MT

From the exit 274 on I-90 we are 13 miles south on Highway 287 and 5 miles west on MT 2.
From the Cardwell exit 256 on I-90 we are 7 miles east along MT 2.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the most decorative limestone caverns in the Northwest filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. The park also features camping, trails to hike or bike, a state-of-the-art visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, amphitheater, and interpretive events presented during the summer months.

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A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Julia Smit
Park Ranger
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
406 287-3541