Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for the Corps of Discovery from December 1805 to March 1806. The visitor center includes a replica of Fort Clatsop similar to the one built by the explorers, an interpretive center offering an exhibit hall, gift shop and two films. The center features ranger-led programs, costumed rangers in the fort and trailheads for the Fort To Sea Trail and Netul River Trail as well as restrooms and a picnic area.
The park is open every day of the year except December 25th. Daily costumed programs and other ranger-led activities are scheduled during the summer months, beginning mid-June and ending Labor Day weekend. Other events are offered throughout the year, check the park's calendar for upcoming events.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the park, both real and virtual!
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Fort Clatsop Archaeological Research Updates
Archaeological Research 1957-1998
Did You Know?
It took the Corps of Discovery 3 1/2 weeks to build Fort Clatsop. They started felling trees on December 9 and had it finished enough to move into on Christmas Day 1805. The pickets and gates were completed on New Years Day.