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Lewis And Clark Caverns State Park

Stalagmite in the Paradise Room

Stalagmite in the Paradise Room

A calcite stalagmite in the Paradise Room that has grown to the top of the room's ceiling.

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A detail of the base of a large calcite formation

A detail of the base of a large calcite formation

This base of a limestone stalagmite is made from material being dripped from the ceiling onto the formation.

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Calcite formations

Calcite formations

Calcite formations line the walls of the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

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Carved stairway

Carved stairway

An illuminated stairway carved into the limestone leads tourists up to the Paradise Room at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

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Per and Phillip Hogsten

Per and Phillip Hogsten

Per Hogsten and his son Phillip of Lund, Sweden, explore the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

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Pam Schroeder guides tourists through the caverns

Pam Schroeder guides tourists through the caverns

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park tour guide Pam Schroeder explains to a group of tourists the various features of the Paradise Room, the largest cave in the park.

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Exit tunnel at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Exit tunnel at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Tourists make their way through the man-made tunnel which serves as the exit for the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the 538-foot-long tunnel in the 1930s.

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Tourists next to a large calcite stalagmite

Tourists next to a large calcite stalagmite

Tourists stand next to one of the large calcite stalagmite formations inside the Paradise Room at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. The room is considered to be one the most decorative caves in the northwest United States.

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Tourists hike at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Tourists hike at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Tourists return from the caves at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park.

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Caverns at State Park show beauty increases with age

Caverns at State Park show beauty increases with age

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park ranger Tom Forwood explains what makes the caverns unique in the Northwest of the United States.

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Montana State Parks

Montana State Parks

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Montana State Parks with this collection of stories on our state's prized locations. 

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Long-eared Myotis

Long-eared Myotis

Long-eared Myotis a widespread bat and several individuals use the cave at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park for both a day roost and night roost, but there is no evidence that they use the caves for maternity purposes.

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Bat Colony

Bat Colony

A colony of Townsend's Big-eared Bats huddles near the entrance to the cave at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park. The Townsend's Big-eared Bats are the park's rarest bats.

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Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park in Whitehall is offering a discount to visiting Montana families this month.

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Boating class offered

Boating class offered

A class for women on boating, including help on backing a boat trailer, is being offered at Cooney State Park on May 24.

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Cooney State Park

Cooney State Park

Cooney State Park.

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Pictograph Cave State Park

Pictograph Cave State Park

Pictograph Cave State Park will play host to visitors on Saturday celebrating Archaeology Month.

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Pictograph Cave State Park

Pictograph Cave State Park

Pictograph Cave State Park.

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Tongue River Reservoir State Park

Tongue River Reservoir State Park

Tongue River Reservoir State Park near Decker was the fifth most-visited state park in Montana last year.

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Top 10 Montana State Parks

Top 10 Montana State Parks

View a gallery of the top ten Montana State Parks according to 2013 visitation numbers.

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