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Crawford State Park Heritage Site
Cave column in Gardner Cave 20130629.jpg
Formation in Gardner Cave
Location Pend Oreille, Washington, United States
Area 40 acres (16 ha)
Elevation 2,713 ft (827 m)
Established 1921
Operator Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Website Crawford State Park Heritage Site

Crawford State Park Heritage Site is a 40-acre (16 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, one of the longest natural limestone caves in the state. The cave is approximately 2,072 feet (632 m) feet in length and has stalactites, stalagmites, rimstone pools, and flowstone. The park is open and offers cave tours on a seasonal basis.

History

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.

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