Site: Ice Cave Picnic Area
A group of forested picnic areas with tables and fire rings are located adjacent to the Ice Cave, a popular 650 foot long cave that has a beautiful display of ice stalactites and ice stalagmites early in the season. When exploring the cave bring a flashlight/headlamp plus a back-up and a warm jacket even in summer months, as the cave remains cool.
During winter visitors will need to park at Atkisson Sno-Park and walk in one mile to the cave where a Washington Sno-Park permit is required for vehicles Dec. 1 - March 31.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||05/23/2023: Ice Caves are accessible, but not maintained. There is a $5 day use fee payable with cash in a fee envelope or with a NWFP or Interagency Pass. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.|
|Restrictions:||Whenever visting any caves please help protect bats and keep caves open. Learn more about White Nose Syndrome and how to help prevent it's spread.|
|Closest Towns:||Trout Lake, WA|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (2)|
|Passes:||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Mt. Adams Ranger District|
From Trout Lake, Washington drive west on Highway 141/Forest Road 24 for about 5 miles. After crossing the forest boundary travel about a mile to the well signed turn on to spur road 031 that goes to the Ice Cave.
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