• photo of a replica keelboat with a crew member on the bow at sunset

    Lewis & Clark

    National Historic Trail ID,IL,IA,KS,MO,MT,NE,ND,OR,SD,WA

Management

photographs from across the trail used for the cover of a wayshowing report

Scenes along the Lewis and Clark Auto Tour Route

NPS

The Effective Wayshowing for Enhanced Visitor experience, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and Auto Tour Route plan has some exciting recommendations that if implemented could really change the way the public experiences the Auto Tour Route.

We would like to have your feedback on the consultants' recommendations in the Effective Wayshowing for enhanced visitor experience, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and Auto Tour Route. Please submit your feedback to neal_bedlan@nps.gov.

 
illustration by Michael Haynes of Lewis and Clark on bank with river in background

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Foundation Document

copyright Michael Haynes http://www.mhaynesart.com/home.html

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail has completed a Foundation Document. This document is a formal statement of the Trail's core mission that will provide basic guidance for all planning and management decisions.

The Foundation Document reflects the congressionally established purpose of the trail, reasons why trail resources and values are significant enough to warrant national trail designation, primary interpretive themes to be conveyed to visitors, any special mandates Congress may have placed on the trail, and more general mandates contained in the large body of laws and policies that apply to all national trail system units.









Did You Know?

Columbia River

Jefferson sent the Corps of Discovery to find the "most direct & practicable water communication across [the] continent." Although the Corps did not find the water route Jefferson had hoped for, they did explore 4 major rivers: the Missouri, the Columbia, the Snake, and the Yellowstone.