Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park (Montana) announced various summer activities this week, including talks on bats, night skies, and orienteering.
As per a press release, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park’s speaker series will welcome Bryce Maxell, who will discuss bats today, August. 12. The talk will begin at 8 p.m. at the campground amphitheater.
On Saturday, August 13, park ranger Ramona Radonich will be presenting Night Skies at Lewis & Clark Caverns at 8 p.m., a fascinating tour of the constellations and stars you can see when you gaze at the night sky from the park.
Among the most astonishing wonders participants can encounter is a star that powered the lights to open the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and the famous double-double. As a bonus, it is also the night of the Perseid Meteor shower.
On Sunday, Radonich will teach an orienteering class, discuss using a compass, and embark on a journey to test whether participants can find their way back. Compasses will be provided to those who don’t own one.
As per its website, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park has one of the biggest known limestone caverns found in the Northwest.
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park offers camping and trails to hike or bike, a state-of-the-art visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, an amphitheater, and interpretive events presented during the summer months.
The park features a vast campground with 40 campsites, a tipi, and three cabins, which you can reserve online. The park also has hiker/biker sites available on a first-come/first-served basis.
For more information, visit https://fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/lewis-and-clark-caverns/.
Featured image from Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park.