Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announces adjusted hours of
operation and cavern tours at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, beginning Aug. 20, as the
season begins to wind down.
As of Aug. 20, the visitor centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, with Paradise
Tours every hour from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Tours will continue to be limited and offered by
reservation only. To make a reservation, contact the park by phone at 406-287-3541. Tours are
often fully booked a week in advance. Visitors can reserve spots up to two weeks in advance of
their desired tour dates.
For the weekends of Aug. 22 and 23, Aug. 29 and 30, and Sept. 5 and 6, advance reservations
will also be available for additional tours at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. daily to help accommodate
more visitors on the weekends. After Sept. 6, tours will be offered daily, every hour from 9:15
a.m. to 4:15 p.m. until Sept. 30.
“We’re glad to continue serving the public and sharing this spectacular resource,” said Park
Manager Rhea Armstrong. “The passion our guides feel for the Caverns comes across on every
tour. Though we have had modified operations this year, our standard of service and safety has
The Paradise Tour is about a mile of walking and 1.5 hours. It features the largest and most
decorated room in the cave system. Masks are required, and staff cleans the handrails with
bleach during each tour.
For more information about these or other events at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, call
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.
Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming,
boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.