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Gardner Cave

Crawford State park, Metaline Falls, WA
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This is a very interesting site. I never knew there were limestone caverns in Washington. This is... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2013
Covington, Washington
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Gardner Cave - Perfect Caving Experience!

We enjoyed our visit to Gardner Cave very much. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and she... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2013
Jennifer K
Trail, Canada
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Crawford State park, Metaline Falls, WA
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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...More

4  Thank D0000D
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Gardner Cave very much. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and she kept the tour interesting and safe. The best caving experience for anyone who is at all claustrophobic. The cave is very close to the surface and more than...More

4  Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I have always loved Gardner caves as a great way to step out of the ordinary and into a nice, cool underground experience in the middle of summer. The tour guide entertains you with lots of fun historical anecdotes and even lets you see what...More

4  Thank cinabug
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Nobody seems to know about this cave! It was a great tour and the guide was a wealth of information and loved her job. Short switch back paved trail to the entrance of the cave.

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Very interesting caves. Tours are certain times only and at certain times of the year so ensure you check on line for the tour time and date. Some folks have just "shown up" and there were no tours that day. It is worth the trip...More

2  Thank Mauisron
Reviewed 27 December 2012

I loved it and my boys had a great time .I want to go back again. Learning how the caves were made and how mother nature works was so fun and my boys went home and told there friends and even wrote about it for...More

3  Thank Evelynn W
Reviewed 11 December 2012

You don't expect to find a cave like this in this corner of the world. Almost on the Canadian Border the Ranger lead tours are fun and interesting.

1  Thank Dave A
Reviewed 7 August 2012

The walk up to the cave is very steep. It's paved but is still too steep for an electric wheelchair or anybody with mobility problems. The cave is a deep long hole in the ground. All stairs leading into it are very steep and narrow....More

5  Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 7 August 2012

we took our young children here while we were camping at sullivan lake. they enjoyed the short tour (it was good for a 4 and 6 year old attention span) they were impressed at the formations. we enjoyed the extra 1/2 mile each way hike...More

6  Thank mommysunshine
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Excellent guide, neat area. Quick family fun, even for the kids!

1  Thank ShermC
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