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

    Lewis and Clark

    National Historical Park OR,WA

Operating Hours & Seasons

Facilities

Fort Clatsop Visitor Center

  • Open All Year

    Mid-June - Labor Day 9:00am - 6:00pm
    After Labor Day - Mid-June 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Phone 503-861-2471 ext. 214
  • Location 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, Oregon 97103
  • Closures Closed Christmas Day, December 25th
  • Exhibits Exhibit Hall, Theaters (two movies: "Clatsop Winter Story" 22 minutes and "Confluence of Time and Courage" 34 minutes)
  • Available Facilities Information Desk, Restrooms, Pay Phone, Drinking Fountain, Rotating Displays and Exhibits, and a new Bookstore.
  • No food or beverages available for purchase

Fort Clatsop Exhibit

  • Open All Year

    After Labor Day - Mid-June 9:00 am -5:00 pm
    Mid-June through Labor Day 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location 100 yards from visitor center.
  • Closures Closed Christmas Day, December 25th
  • Special Programs Daily summer Ranger programs mid-June through Labor Day. Educational and historical program schedules available upon request.
  • Exhibits Step back in time and stand in a 50 foot by 50 foot fort exhibit. Imagine 33 people in seven rooms, damp and chilled, completing daily chores and surviving the wet coastal winter of 1805-1806. In 1955 for the Lewis and Clark Sesquicentennial, citizens in Clatsop County built a Fort Clatsop Replica based on the expedition members' journals and a floor plan drawn by William Clark. During the summer season, visit with rangers in period clothing and learn about the Corps of Discovery.



Netul Landing

  • Open All Year

Labor Day through mid-June 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mid-June through Labor Day 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Phone 503-861-2471
  • Location 1.25 miles South of the Visitor Center.
  • Closures Christmas Day, December 25th
  • Special Programs -During the summer join a ranger for a guided walk from the fort to the Netul Landing and learn about the wetlands and waterways.
  • Exhibits- Learn more about the Corps of Discovery by viewing interpretive panels. Or just enjoy the natural scenery the of the Lewis and Clark River and its wildlife.
  • Available Facilities Transit shelter, pit toilets, canoe/kayak/non-motorized watercraft launch, and trailhead for the Netul River Trail.

Canoe and Kayak Launch (south end of Netul Landing)

  • Open All Year
    Labor Day through mid-June 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Mid-June through Labor Day 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Phone 503-861-2471
  • Location South end of Netul Landing Parking Lot.
  • Closures Closed Christmas Day.
  • Special Programs -During the summer, reserve a spot on a ranger guided canoe/kayak trip along the Lewis and Clark River.
  • Exhibits Lewis and Clark Water Trail marker
  • Facilities- Pit Toilet and day use parking
  • Check tide tables before planning your trip



Picnic Area (near the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center)

  • Open All Year

    September - mid-June 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Mid-June - Labor Day 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location Between the two Visitor Center parking lots.
  • Closures Closed Christmas Day.
  • Available Facilities Wheelchair accessible picnic area with covered seating, open grass area, and recycling bin. (no fires allowed)

Salt Works (OR)

  • Open All Year no hours
  • Location Seaside, Oregon. (Beach Drive and Lewis and Clark Way - park on Beach Drive and walk around the corner.)
  • Exhibits This exhibit marks the location where members of the Expedition set up a camp and boiled seawater to obtain salt for use at the Fort and on the return journey.
  • Available Facilities Outdoor exhibit - no restrooms.

Fort to Sea Trail (OR)

  • Open All Year
  • Location This 6.5 mile trail runs between Sunset Beach and Fort Clatsop.
  • Exhibits Kiosks at each trailhead and an overlook at the summit of Clatsop Ridge.
  • Available Facilities Parking and Pit Toilets at both trailheads.

Fort Stevens State Park (OR)

  • Open All year
  • Location Warrenton, Oregon
  • Exhibits Fort Stevens Military Museum and the Battery Russell (historic military area)
  • Available Facilities Camping, beachcombing, freshwater lake swimming, trails, wildlife viewing, picnic areas, an historic shipwreck and an historic military area make Fort Stevens a uniquely diversified park. A network of nine miles of bicycle trails and six miles of hiking trails allow you to explore the park through spruce and hemlock forests, wetlands, dunes, and shore pine.
  • For more information http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_179.php

Ecola State Park (OR)

  • Open All year
  • Location Cannon Beach, Oregon (North end)
  • Exhibits, kiosks and interpretative panels
  • Available Facilities fishing, forest, restrooms, group shelter, beachcombing, marine life, hiking trails, and a hikers camp (first come first serve)
  • For more information http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_188.php

Sunset Beach Recreation Area (OR)

  • Open All year
  • Location Sunset Beach, Oregon (South of Warrenton, Oregon)
  • Exhibits Fort to Sea Trail Trailhead kiosk
  • Available Facilities Beachcombing, Fort to Sea Trailhead, and Pit Toilets

Dismal Nitch (WA)

  • Open All year
  • Location Highway 401 Pacific County, Washington
  • Exhibits Interpretative Panels
  • Available Facilities Restrooms and Picnic Shelters

Station Camp (WA)

  • Open All year
  • Location Highway 101 Pacific County, Washington
  • Exhibits Interpretative Panels
  • Available Facilities under development

Fort Columbia State Park (WA)

  • Open

    Summer 6:30 am - 9:30 pm

    Winter 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location Two miles West of the Astoria Bridge on Hwy. 101 in Chinook, Washington
  • Exhibits Historical Military Site, Museum and Interpretive Activities
  • Available Facilities Columbia River shoreline, wildlife viewing, bird watching and hiking trails (5 miles)
  • For more information http://www.parks.wa.gov/parkpage.asp?selectedpark=Fort%20Columbia

Cape Disappointment State Park (WA)

  • Open

    Summer 6:30 am - 9:30 pm

    Winter 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location Two miles Southwest of Ilwaco, Washington
  • Exhibits Lewis and Clark Interpretative Center
  • Available Facilities Camping, day use area, beachcombing, clamming, crabbing, interpretive center, hiking trails (7 miles), two lighthouses, picnic areas, boating, fishing (charter, freshwater and surf), amphitheater, wildlife viewing and bird watching
  • For more information http://www.parks.wa.gov/parkpage.asp?selectedpark=Cape%20Disappointment

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

In Cape Disappointment State Park (WA)

  • Open

    Summer 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Winter 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location Cape Disappointment State Park (two miles Southwest of Ilwaco, Washington)
  • Exhibits Mural-Sized "Timeline" Panels of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Maritime and Military Displays
  • Available Facilities Hiking, Picnic Area, Theater, Gift Shop, Glassed-in Observation Deck, shuttle bus and Restrooms
  • For more information http://www.parks.wa.gov/lcinterpctr.asp

Discovery Trail (WA)

  • Open All Year
  • Location Eight mile trail that runs between Ilwaco, Washington and Long Beach, Washington
  • Exhibits Clark's Tree, Basalt Monolith, Gray Whale Skeleton, Clark & Sturgeon Bronze Statue
  • Available Facilities hiking (8 miles), bicycling (Long Beach end), wildlife viewing platform, beachcombing, ADA accessible (Long Beach end), boardwalks, wetlands, bridges, picnic areas and restrooms
  • For more information http://www.funbeach.com/attractions/discoverytrail

North Head Lighthouse (WA)

  • Open All Year
  • Location Cape Disappointment State Park (two miles Southwest of Ilwaco, Washington)
  • Exhibits Interpretative Displays and Lighthouse
  • Available Facilities Hiking, photography, Lighthouse Keeper's Residence, seasonal lighthouse tours, gift shop and restrooms
  • For more information http://www.funbeach.com/attractions/lighthouse.html

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