Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Overview

Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks are comprised of 1,824 acres in Washington and 1,421 acres in Oregon, with the two extremity sites being a two hour drive from each other. Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for the Corps of discovery from December 1805 to March 1806. The visitor center includes the Fort Clatsop exhibit built by the explorers, an interpretive center offering an exhibit hall, gift shop and an orientation film. The center features ranger-led programs, re-enactors in the fort and trailheads for the Fort to Sea Trail and Netul River Trail as well as restrooms and a picnic area. Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks are comprised of 1,824 acres in Washington and 1,421 acres in Oregon, with the two extremity sites being a two hour drive from each other. Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for the Corps of discovery from December 1805 to March 1806. The visitor center includes the Fort Clatsop exhibit built by the explorers, an interpretive center offering an exhibit hall, gift shop and an orientation film. The center features ranger-led programs, re-enactors in the fort and trailheads for the Fort to Sea Trail and Netul River Trail as well as restrooms and a picnic area.

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Seasonality / Weather

The park is open every day of the year except December 25th. Costumed programs are scheduled during the summer months, beginning mid-June and ending Labor Day weekend.

Directions

Driving: 

From Portland South:
Take Highway 26 West to Seaside - go North on Hwy 101 approximately 15 miles North of Seaside - follow the brown national park signs - turn right on Alternate (business) 101 - go several miles - turn right on Fort Clatsop Road - follow signs

From Portland North:
Take I-5 North to Longview - take the Longview exit - Hwy 432 - proceed into Longview - make a left on Oregon Way - cross the Lewis and Clark Bridge into Oregon - turn right onto Hwy 30 West to Astoria - go through Astoria - go South on Hwy 101 into Warrenton (you'll see a Shilo Inn, Doogers, and Fred Meyer) - at Marlin make a left (light just South of Fred Meyer) - at the first stop sign - Alternate (business) 101 make a left - go several miles - turn right onto Fort Clatsop Road - follow signs

Flying: 

Portland Airport is the closest to the historical site.

Public Transport: 

Sunset Empire Transportation (Oregon)
Pacific Transit (Washington)