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

    Lewis and Clark

    National Historical Park OR,WA

Ranger Guided Activities

In the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center Theater:

  • "Clatsop Winter Story" 22 minute film
  • "Confluence of Time and Courage" 34 minute film

Summer Ranger Programs return late June 2014

June 23 Through September 1, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Kid Corps:
Hey kids! Unpack your creativity and dust off your enthusiasm; we're having fun at Fort Clatsop! Bring your parents and join us for crafts and stories each Wednesday, June 25 through August 27, 2014 anytime from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program is geared for 3-8 year olds, but all ages are welcome.

Netul Trail Guided Walks:
Stroll along the riverbanks of the Lewis and Clark River. Walk with a ranger and explore how the tidal influx affects the river estuary, the wildlife, and how people have utilized the river throughout time. The 1.5 mile tour begins at the fort and ends at the Netul Landing. The walk is offered daily at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM from June 23 through September 1, 2014.

Guided Kayak-Canoe Tours:
Hop in a kayak or canoe and paddle along the lush riverbanks of the Lewis and Clark River. Launching at Netul Landing, one mile south of Fort Clatsop visitor center, join a park ranger and learn of the cultural and natural history of what was the Netul River. Tours are offered Friday through Sunday, starting June 28, 2014 through August 31, 2014; times will vary according to the tides. Spaces on the tours must be reserved. Call (503) 861-4425. Reservations for the summer tours will begin on June 2. more...

Fort Ranger Programs:
Step back in time and explore the daily lives of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Daily ranger talks are offered from June 23 through September 1, 2014. The daily program schedule:
* 9:30 The Star Spangled Banner
* 10:30 Flintlocks: Tools of Survival
* 11:00-1:00 Historical Demonstration
* 1:30 Flintlocks: Tools of Survival
* 2:00-4:00 Historical Demonstration
* 4:30 Flintlocks: Tools of Survival
* 5:30 The Star Spangled Banner

Did You Know?

Station Camp

Station Camp is thought to be the most significant Lewis and Clark campsite along the lower Columbia River. During their stay there, the Corps of Discovery interacted and traded with ancestors of present-day Chinook Indians.