The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Lewis & Clark Caverns Sees 262.8% Increase in Visitors

 

August 25, 2021



Montana State Parks recorded more than 1.5 million visitors from January through June of this year. Compared with same time period last year, visitation increased by 11.1% and increased 44.1% in comparison with 2019 visitation. Of the 45 state parks that were seasonally open during the first half of the year, 27 experienced an increase in estimated visitation compared with last year.

“For the second straight year, the state parks system has experienced significant visitation growth for the first half of the year,” said Beth Shumate, state parks division administrator. “Our staff, vol...



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