• close up view of gate and parade ground of Fort Clatsop

    Lewis and Clark

    National Historical Park OR,WA

Fish

juvenile Coho Salmon

Coho salmon fry.

by Scott Stonum

Several lower Columbia River salmonid fish stocks are federally listed. Of these, coho, chinook and chum salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch, O.tshawytscha and O. keta) and cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) have been found in park streams and sloughs.
Estuarine restoration projects are restoring former tidegated lands to tidal influence, increasing and improving salmonid rearing habitat.

Approaching, feeding, hunting or removing wildlife from the park is illegal. A current state fishing license is required to catch fish in the Lewis and Clark River, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife established fishing seasons must be observed.


Did You Know?

Archeologist

Archeological excavations have been conducted at Fort Clatsop in 1996,1997,1998 and 2005. So far, a few items that may be from the expedition, have been found: a sharpened stick, a brass bead, a glass bead, and a lead rifle ball.