In the spring of 2020 we developed an Alternative Caverns Tour that will open the caving, speleology, and spelunking opportunities at the State Park to a much wider array of visitors through the development of alternative, accessible cavern tours.

A major part of this larger project was the construction of a steel and timber framed shade shelter. This project is now complete and provided shade and weather shelter to over 12,300 park visitors in its first summer.  Upon completion we donated the shelter to the state of Montana for the use and enjoyment of all park visitors.

We offer thanks to our amazing project partners whose generosity and love of State Parks made this project possible.

Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

American Academy of Dermotology

Montana Gift Corral

Jefferson Valley Community Foundation

Joel & Rachel Degenstein