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Address: Crawford State park, Metaline Falls, WA
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The cave is a part of Crawford State Park about 10 miles north of Metaline...

The cave is a part of Crawford State Park about 10 miles north of Metaline Falls WA. It is about 1/4 mile S of the Canadian border so you can walk from the cave entrance to the Border and take your picture at a sign which says, I walked to Canada. The cave is tour only and only on certain days.

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PeeWee FAlls, a hidden Gem

Near the Caves you will find a free campground right on the water with 12 or so beautiful sites. There are no hookups but sites are large enough for motorhomes and smaller... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Deer Park, WA
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Deer Park, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Near the Caves you will find a free campground right on the water with 12 or so beautiful sites. There are no hookups but sites are large enough for motorhomes and smaller. There is a very clean bathroom and potable water. Parking is plentiful and the boat launch is very nice. Take kayaks and head to the right around a... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Experiance this unique cave! There aren't a lot of these around so it's worth the drive. Tours are first come first serve unless a special group arrangement is made. So arrive early and sign up to make sure you can experiance this. Wear closed toe shoes, a coat is necessary since you are under ground and flashlights too. They don't... More 

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Kenmore, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We took a week off to travel from Seattle to Gardner Cave (and back). We went during the week and showed up for the first tour of the morning to avoid any possible crowds and were delighted to share the tour with a family of six (there is a limit of 20 guests per tour but there are multiple tours... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Check the times because it is a loooong way there and you don't want to miss it. If you have the Washington Park Pass it is free, if not it is $10.00. Also after you go in the cave if you walk a little farther you can walk to the Canadian border. If you can't walk well DO NOT go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Awesome was lots of fun, cave small but well worth it..on a hot day the cave will keep u cool.. it was a lot of fun

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Deer Park
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

This was a great day out in the heat of summer. Long drive from Spokane but very pretty. Many other things to do on the way up if have time. Cave is lit. I took my 17 month old with in a back carrier. Worked well. My 5 year old loved it. Little scared when the lights go out but... More 

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Visited the Gardner Caves for the first time! Well worth the trip. Our guide Juliana was most informative and helpful. From Metaline Falls (pronounced METAL LINE we were informed) is 1/2 mile to the turnoff and then about 7 miles (or so) on a nice paved road to the site. Lots of parking, bathroom, sign in sheet for the tour... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Gardner Cave is relatively small and the tour will last about 30 minutes or so. The cave is lit up inside. A park official will give you a guided tour down to the bottom (about 90 ft down on metal cat-walks). Afterward there's a short hike to the Canada/US border that's worth hiking on. Other than that...there's not much else... More 

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Priest River, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

did the cave tour this weekend, and it was very enjoyable. The Boundry Dam is near and offers tours (The Postman with Kevin Costner filmed here) and the Lions Club 90 min train ride is fun too. Highly recommend

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Covington, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

This is a very interesting site. I never knew there were limestone caverns in Washington. This is the only one of the three known in Washington that has public tours. This is a fine example and the tour is very worthwhile. We plan to come back in the spring so we can see the pools filled with water. The hike... More 

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