Bats and Blooms Walk
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 1, 2017

Montana State Parks ( will host an evening walk dedicated to the night life at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park on Saturday August 5th.


When most people think of a caves the first animal that comes to mind is bats. Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park has up to 11 species of bats and most of which you can find outside of the cave.  The night life is not all about bats, the caverns also has some species of flowers that bloom later in the evening.


“The night life is full of creepy sounds and gorgeous colors,” Said Park Ranger Derrick Rathe


Through this hike (roughly 1.5 Miles) you can expect to see the vast species of bats, birds, flowers and bugs located at Lewis and Clark Cavern State Park.   We recommend bringing clothes appropriate for the weather, flashlight, snack, water and binoculars.


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


What: Bats and Bloom guided Walk


When: Saturday, August 5th @ 8:00 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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