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Gardner Cave

Crawford State park, Metaline Falls, WA
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Interesting one time

This is a very controlled cave, and the inside cavern isn't very large. It was cool the see the... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2017
coeur d' alene, Idaho USA
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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... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
Deer Park, WA
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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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Crawford State park, Metaline Falls, WA
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a very controlled cave, and the inside cavern isn't very large. It was cool the see the different formations and the guide did a good job explaining them. I don't think it is worth the time to drive up just to see this,...More

Thank StenaJoy
Reviewed October 17, 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...More

2  Thank TerryDeerPark_WA
Reviewed August 19, 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...More

2  Thank LaDonna G
Reviewed July 13, 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...More

8  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed July 8, 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...More

10  Thank MrsPhilipswithoneL
Reviewed August 29, 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

5  Thank msticwolf
Reviewed July 31, 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...More

4  Thank undgrad01
Reviewed July 14, 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...More

9  Thank livetotravel2009
Reviewed June 4, 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...More

8  Thank Buzz L
Reviewed September 5, 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

4  Thank crystalidaho
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