MONTANA FISH, WILDLIFE & PARKS_____
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“LEWIS & CLARK CAVERNS 2010”
MAY 27, 2010
Mike Gurnett: The geological history of the cave goes back millions of years and in
Montana History, Lewis and Clark Caverns was our first state park.
Mike Gurnett: (On Camera) Throughout the park are examples of construction
projects that were done in the late 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corp, or
CCC. In 2007 major lighting improvements were made for safety and efficiency
and now a new visitor’s center introducing users to opportunities to discover and
Chas Van Genderen: Today we are here to dedicate this visitor’s center
Chas Van Genderen: (On Camera) By putting this visitor’s center here it gets us to
show-off the 3000 acres that is the state park.
Jerry Walker: We have a really nice topographic map that shows the entire park.
Jerry Walker: (On Camera) We have an extensive system of hiking and biking trails
in the park. We have a 40 unit campground including rentable cabins. We have a
group use shelter with a group camping area so if you want to have a family
reunion, this is the place to come.
Chas Van Genderen: This visitor’s center allows us to bring our natural history, our
cultural history and our recreational heritage to Montanan’s time and again.
Jerry Walker: Probably the most outstanding feature in our new visitor’s center is
Mike Gurnett: The visitor’s center will remain open year around for hiking,
camping and cabin rental. While the tours of the actual caverns will remain a
seasonal option from May 1st through September 30th. This is Mike Gurnett, out
among Montana’s fish, wildlife and parks.