Roads and highways run parallel to the Missouri and Columbia rivers, the water routes traveled by the Expedition. Most of these roads are marked by a rectangular sign showing Lewis and Clark. Information and maps in the following books may help you plan your route.
Along the Trail with Lewis and Clark, Second Edition
By Barbara Fifer and Vicky Soderberg with maps by Joseph Mussulman.
This book includes historical highlights and colorful road maps of the Trail and the Eastern Legacy sites.
Along the Trail with Lewis and Clark, Travel Planner and Guide
Traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail 3rd Edition
Lewis and Clark, The Trail of Discovery
The 2003 Bicycle Map Catalog includes "Ride the Lewis & Clark Trail" with map and route information for bicyclists. This edition of Cyclosource, as well as other information about bicycling the Trail can be found at the Adventure Cycling Association web site.
Bicycling the Lewis & Clark Trail
Bicycle Guide to the Lewis & Clark Trail
Missouri River Traveler's Guide and Journal
Produced by the Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha Disrict
The guide has safety, wildife, cultural resources, tribal contacts, and more. To order, contact Army Corps of Engineers, Ohama District at (402)221-3900.
Montana's Wild and Scenic Upper Missouri River
For photos of docks, ramps and landing places along the Missouri River plus list of services and links to boating sites visit the Missouri River Trips website.
For information about communities on the Missouri River, special projects, Lewis and Clark activities, important river-related links and the Missouri flotilla visit the Missouri River Communities website.
The BLM produces a boater's guide and set of two waterproof maps for the Upper Missouri River are available at the BLM's Upper Missouri River Breaks website. The maps cover Fort Benton to Slaughter River and Slaughter River to James Kipp Recreation Area.
Call the Army Corps of Engineers' Missouri River Information Center for maps and information at (866)285-3219.
Other rivers along the Lewis and Clark NHT:
Did You Know?
The Lewis and Clark Expedition was to record "the names of the nations & their numbers.” Interactions with American Indians were, however, more than a record of names and numbers. They were matters of survival and success. Trade with tribes and the information they provided sustained the Expedition.