Quick overnight stop on our way through Montana found us at this lovely park. Hoping for a spot, we arrived early in the afternoon and were lucky to get a large open area all to ourselves. Camp host came around a filled us in on the caverns and tour that was available and also the talk to be given that night about SNAKES! We got all set up and decided to do a quick bike ride down to the river, real quick…we hadn’t made it ¼ when we had to turn back. The single track, uphill, lined with cactus path was not looking fun for anyone but Bob. The boys and I went back and got the jeep and drove the two miles down to the river to meet him. Our plans were for a quick swim but the 1000’s of mosquitoes that were there to greet us quickly changed our minds. The rest of the afternoon was spent relaxing and we did learn a few things at the snake talk. We had decided to do the Caverns the next morning before we packed up as it would be cooler walking up the trail to get to them.
Good decision!!! The trail up to the Cavern door was LONG AND HOT. They gave us 30 minutes to get up there and I used every one of them. The boys only mildly complained, but quickly forgot all about the climb once they got inside the cool darkness of the cavern. Bats greeted us, and our tour guide was informative and fun. The caverns were much larger than the ones we had toured in Sequoia a few years ago, and we even had to sit and slide down one very narrow area. Fun day.
Lewis and Clark State Park, 20 miles south of I-90, off Hwy 2, fee was 12.00 no hookups, but very nice park. Cavern Tour was amazing. http://stateparks.mt.gov/lewis-and-clark-caverns/