Lenore Caves

Lake Lenore Caves

Useful Information

Location: North of Moses Lake, Grant County, Wa. I-90 exit Moses Lake east, onto Rd 17 nort, after 55 km on the right side.
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: Speleologyerosional cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:
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The Lenore Caves are actually a series of shallow hollows and overhangs along the cliffs. They are located at Lake Lenore and Alkali Lake in the cliff face of the escarpment called the Grand Coulee. The rocks are of volcanic origin, mostly basalt. The caves were formed by erosion, which removed weaker parts of the basalt flows and thus created the shallow caves. The caves are known for their archaeological findings, as they were used by prehistoric man.