Bicycle Campsites and Improvements Planned for Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 25, 2019

(Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) plans to move forward with a proposed group bicycle campsite and improvement project at Lewis & Clark Cavern State Park near Whitehall, MT.

The project will construct a group bicycle campsite with four raised tent sites, two bicycle racks, water and electrical access, fire ring, and a 10’x12’ shelter. The new group bicycle campsite will provide more camping options for touring bicyclists and support bicycle tourism in Montana. The sites will also be open to visitors who arrive at the park by other non-motorized means, such as hiking or paddling in.

In addition to the group bicycle campsite, the project includes installation of a shade shelter for visitors waiting for cave tours and renovation of the concession building. The improvements will help address the demands of increased park visitation and enhance the overall visit experience.

A 30-day public comment period was open from August 9, 2019 through September 13, 2019. A total of 16 comments were received; all in support of the project.

To view the decision notice and draft environmental assessment (EA) now viewed as the final EA, visit stateparks.mt.gov and click on “Public Comment & Notices”.