Crawford State Park (Washington)

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Crawford State Park
Washington State Park
Cave column in Gardner Cave 20130629.jpg
Formation in Gardner Cave
Country United States
State Washington
County Pend Oreille
Elevation 2,713 ft (827 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°59′43″N 117°22′11″W / 48.99528°N 117.36972°W / 48.99528; -117.36972Coordinates: 48°59′43″N 117°22′11″W / 48.99528°N 117.36972°W / 48.99528; -117.36972 [1]
Area 49 acres (20 ha)
Established 1921
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Crawford State Park

Crawford State Park is a 49-acre (20 ha) Washington state park located 11 miles (18 km) north of Metaline on the Canada–United States border in Pend Oreille County. The park preserves Gardner Cave, the third longest natural limestone cave in the state. The cave is over 1,055 feet (322 m) feet in length and has stalactites, stalagmites, rimstone pools, and flowstone. The park offers cave tours Thursday through Monday during the summer.[2]

History[edit]

The cave is named for Ed Gardner who is said to have discovered it around 1899. The park is named for William Crawford who came into possession of the property and deeded it to the state in 1921.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crawford State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Crawford State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Crawford State Park's Gardner Cave". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 

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