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Kids to Parks Day

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a Kids to Parks Day event at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Saturday, May 18 starting at 10am.


Come celebrate this national day of play at Montana’s first state park! Kids to Parks Day was created to connect kids to their local, state, and national parks. Kids and adults alike will be treated to a number of nature-based organizations with demonstrations, activities and talks planned throughout the day. Some of the activities that will be set up for the entirety of the event including a skull identification booth hosted by ZooMontana, a noxious weed backpack coloring activity hosted by Jefferson County Weed District, a hunt for invertebrates hosted by Clark Fork Watershed Education Program, and much more!


All activities will take place in the group use area of the campground. The event is free thanks to all the organizations donating their time. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the special presentations scheduled throughout the day.


The schedule for these presentations is as follows:

Junior Ranger program at 10:30am

Lewis and Clark Among the Grizzlies program at 12:00pm

Bear Aware program at 1:30pm

Guided hike at 3:00pm


To register, call the park at 406-287-3541.


Launched in 2011 by the National Park Trust, Kids to Park Day is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors. By discovering and exploring public lands, kids can learn about park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and the country’s history. In addition, by teaching children to appreciate and enjoy public lands, a sense of responsibility and pride can be fostered, creating the next generation of park stewards and caretakers. Because kids need parks – and parks need kids!


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


What: Kids to Parks Day

When: Saturday, May 18 from 10:00am ­– 4:00pm

Where: Campground Group Use Area


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.



May 18
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Tamara Beal
406 287-3541


Lewis & Clark Caverns
25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Road
Whitehall, MT 59759 United States
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