Atalatl presentation
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: July 27, 2017

Montana State Parks ( is bringing back the Atlatl at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park!


One of the very first weapon systems developed by humans was the Atlatl. The atlatl is a device that helped the first inhabitants of this continent throw a dart farther and with more power.


“It’s a fun way to experience early hunting techniques before rifles,” said Park Ranger Derrick Rathe.


This interactive interpretive program will give you a chance to test out your Atlatl abilities. It will be located in the parks campground open field (North of the parking lot).


For more information call the park visitor center at (406) 287-3541.


What: The Amazing Atlatl


When: Saturday, July 29th @ 8:oo PM


Where: 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 largest known 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.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.




A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks




Derrick Rathe

Park Ranger,

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

(406) 287-3541





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