Mar 31, 2012

Lake Lenore Caves

Lake Lenore Caves is located along Lenore Lake just off Highway 17 South. Interpretive sign at the site said that the Lake Lenore Caves were formed during the last Ice Age, when catastrophic floods raged across much of Eastern Washington. These floods carved long, deep ravines, from solid basalt. These Caves were later used as temporary shelters by native people.

View of Lake Lenore: 
View of Alkali Lake and parking lot:
Interpretive sign at the head of the trail:
The caves are not the kind with stalactites, it is more like deep lean-to made of basalt.