Runners taking off after musket fire

South Slough Scramble
September 22nd, 2018

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park hosts the 9th annual free South Clatsop Slough Scramble on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. The start/finish line will be at the park’s Netul Landing, approximately 1½ miles south of Fort Clatsop. Free registration is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at Netul Landing. Participants younger than 18, must have a parent or guardian sign their registration.

Come for either an approximately 5k walk/run or a roughly 10k run along the park’s trails. Both loops will take participants along the ups and downs of the South Slough Trail, into the coastal hills, and along the Lewis and Clark River. The routes cross a number of scenic boardwalks and bridges and are not accessible for most wheelchairs or strollers. Please, no pets on the course during this event. The first runners to complete each course will be awarded a prize. All 5k/10k participants will be entered in a prize drawing.

The park is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. National Public Lands Day is an annual event to encourage everyone to visit outdoor sites such as national parks. The National Environmental Education Foundation coordinates National Public Lands Day events. This year’s theme is resilience and restoration. Admission to all National Park Service sites is free September 22. This Lewis & Clark Trail Run is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association.
Rangers at the Fort Programs

Fort Programs

Experience Fort Clatsop come alive during summer and winter ranger programs. Rangers in costume lead demonstrations and tell stories.

Guided Kayak tours on the Lewis and Clark River and surrounding wetlands

Ranger Guided Canoe & Kayak Tours

Kayak & canoe tours are free with park admission. The park will provide water craft, paddles, and life jackets. Reserve ahead of time.

Runners starting the South Slough Scramble

Lewis and Clark Trail Run Series

Open to runner and walkers of all ages, The Lewis and Clark Trail Run series is a great opportunity to hit the trails!

Guest speaker signing a book for an audience member.

Guest Lecture Series

Be a life long learner at one of our monthly guest lectures running October through May.

Last updated: September 7, 2018

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Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Road

Astoria, OR 97103


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