Support Your Park
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail extends from Illinois to Oregon; it passes through public and private lands. The waterways, trails, and stories of the Lewis and Clark Expedition are preserved by hundreds of organizations and thousands of people.
As a result, there is ample opportunity to support the trail's mission: to preserve the remnants of the historic route of the 1804-1806 Corps of Discovery Expedition located along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, and to provide for comprehensive interpretation of its history, including the American Indian perspective, to allow for better visitor understanding and appreciation of its significance.
Partnerships have led to the creation of great exhibits, much needed research, interactive websites, innovative programs and valuable education lesson plans. They have helped to increase an understanding between cultures and have prohibited resource degradation. The possibilities to support the trail are numerous, many of which have not yet been discovered.
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Did You Know?
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.