The newest national park incorporates state parks in Washington and
Oregon along with the current Fort Clatsop National Memorial Park and
Salt Works National Monument.
The sites preserved follow the path of Lewis and Clark and the 33
member Corps of Discovery.
National Park Week April 21 - 28
June 25 Through September 3, 2013 -
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Hey kids! Unpack your creativity and dust off your enthusiasm; we're
having fun at Fort Clatsop! Bring your parents and join us for crafts
and stories each Wednesday, June 27 through August 29, 2013 anytime from
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program is geared for 3-8 year olds, but all
ages are welcome.
Netul Trail Guided Walks:
Stroll along the riverbanks of the Lewis and Clark
River. Walk with a ranger and explore how the tidal influx affects the
river estuary, the wildlife, and how people have utilized the river
throughout time. The 1.5 mile tour begins at the fort and ends at the
Netul Landing. The walk is offered daily at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM from
June 25 through September 3, 2013.
Guided Kayak-Canoe Tours:
Hop in a kayak or
canoe and paddle along the lush riverbanks of the Lewis and Clark River.
Launching at Netul Landing, one mile south of Fort Clatsop visitor
center, join a park ranger and learn of the cultural and natural history
of what was the Netul River. Tours are offered Thursday through Monday,
starting June 30, 2013 through September 3, 2013; times will vary
according to the tides. Spaces on the tours must be reserved. Call (503)
861-4425. Reservations for the summer tours will begin on June 1.
Step back in time and explore the daily lives of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition. Daily ranger talks are offered from June 25 through
September 3, 2013. The daily program schedule:
* 9:30 The Star Spangled Banner
* 10:30 Flintlocks: Tools of Survival
* 11:00-1:00 Historical Demonstration
* 1:30 Flintlocks: Tools of Survival
* 2:00-4:00 Historical Demonstration
* 4:30 Flintlocks: Tools of Survival
* 5:30 The Star Spangled Banner
August 17 - 19, 2013
Saltmakers' Return - Talk and trade with the Corps of Discovery as
the make salt to preserver their meat for their return home. Beginning
on Friday at 5:00 PM to Sunday at 3:00 PM.
Beacon Rock State Park - Beacon Rock, 2nd largest monolith in the
world, was named by Clark in his
journal for November 2, 1805. It was here that they first observed
Pacific Ocean tidewater (Washington).
Pillar Rock is a 70-foot high basaltic column,
marked "Rock" on Clark's route map, the location of several
crossings. Currently there is a navigation
beacoon top of Pillar Rock.
Clark & York along with 10 others, arrived at Cape Disappointment on
November 18, 1805.
"Station Camp" - was located near today's McGowan,
Washington, today the site of Lewis & Clark Campsite State Park. On
November 24, 1805 the men voted as to where to winter over. One vote
for everyone. The winner was on the south side of the Columbia River, in
an area yet unexplored. They prepared to leave in the morning.
Fort Clatsop commemorates the 1805-06 winter encampment of the 33-member
Lewis and Clark Expedition. A replica of the explorers' 50'x50' Fort
Clatsop is the focus of the park. The fort, historic canoe landing, and
spring are nestled in the coastal forests and wetlands of the Coast
Range as it merges with the Columbia River Estuary. There are
approximately 2 miles of hiking trails, through woodlands, availble. The
park is located approximately 5 miles south of Astoria, Oregon.
The Fort To Sea Trail winds its way through the woods south of Fort
Clatsop to Sunset Beach, areas explored while hunting and Clatsop,
Chinook and Tillamook Indians.
Salt Works National Monument is the location where Lewis & Clark extracted salt for the preservation of meats and fish during their long trip eastward. The monument is located in Seaside, on Lewis and Clark Way between Beach Drive and the Prom
Ecola State Park - Capt Clark & crew
members viewed a beached whale from
"Clarks Mountain and Point of
View", now named
Les Shirley Park - Near mouth of
Ecola Creek where whale washed
ashore and blubber was purchased
from Indians by Clark.
Located in the historic Butterfield Cottage, the Seaside Museum contains a vast history of the area from the earliest native inhabitants to Lewis & Clark to recent historic events.