Closed for the season
Lusk Cave is closed from late October to mid-May.
Explore the cave
Lusk Cave is in the Philippe Lake area, about five kilometres from Parent Beach. It is an easy hike on trails that feature interpretation panels along the way. The 10-kilometre round trip takes about four hours.
In the cave itself, water levels can be as high as a metre or more. It is recommended that cave explorers bring an extra pair of shoes, flashlight and safety helmet. Sandals and rubber boots are not recommended footwear.
Are you worried about what you might encounter in the cave? You are unlikely to find any wildlife in the cave, other than insects, bats, frogs and a few fish in the stream — although a beaver did take up residence one summer.
Washrooms: There are washrooms at Parent Beach.
Parking: Parking is available at Parent Beach on Philippe Lake. There is a vehicle access fee.
Picnic Area: There is a picnic area at Parent Beach.
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