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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

92343 Fort Clatsop Road

The park preserves a variety of ecosystems from coastal dunes, estuarine mudflats and tidal marshes to shrub wetlands, temperate rainforests and swamps. Situated within the Sitka spruce vegetation zone, its forests are dominated by conifer trees and carpeted with a great diversity of understory shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. Extensive wetlands in the park include fringing saltmarshes on the lower Columbia River, the tidally-influenced lower Lewis and Clark River and many low-gradient brackish sloughs and marshes. Freshwater streams and springs are numerous in park forests, and freshwater ponds are found in various habitats. These wetlands provide valuable habitat for a diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.


Joan Haines

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
I had never been there before and I loved it! I learned a lot about the expedition that Lewis and Clark undertook to the West Coast, specifically to Oregon! Nor had I ever seen a candle maker before. Very neat! I also enjoyed writing with a quill - it brought back childhood memories of writing that way, using an inkwell. Easy terrain to walk on! That was very important for my husband and me! The staff was super friendly!! The museum was very interesting and displayed very well!

Carrie Blast

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Wonderful facility, long hikes and outdoor activities. Small museum inside the visitor center explains the history, the importance of the discoveries and cataloguing of many species of flora and fauna these two explorers contributed to. We choose to take the long hike from Fort to Sea, a 13 mile round trip, which we thoroughly enjoyed. There is lots to do for all activity levels. I didn't watch the movie but recommend it if not in a hurry.

Melissa LeVitre

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Fort Clatsop is a must see when you’re on the coast. It has so much history and information if you’re a Lewis and Clark fan, but even if you’re not “into” history, it’s still a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy nature. It’s a National Park, therefore they have a Junior Ranger program. It was a really fun/educational program for the kids and adults alike!

Kimberly Dennis

Monday, July 23, 2018
A beautiful ride to the Fort. The National Parks have done a wonderful job at having something for everyone to engage in. The many rangers and volunteers helped me brush off the cobwebs in my mind as connected to the lessons I had learned in school. What a talented and inspired group of men (and woman) to travel and explore all the areas they went. I feel bad they couldn't have enjoyed the beautiful and sunny July day we had. The park is packed with things to discover.


Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
This is one of my favorite spots. I have been going here since I was a kid and now take my kids here every couple of years. There is so much to see here and they often have people in period dress putting on demonstrations. This is an easy place to spend several hours.

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