This site celebrates the 1805-06 winter encampment of the 33-member Lewis and Clark Expedition. A 1955 community-built replica of the explorers' 50'x50' Fort Clatsop is the focus of this 125-acre park. The fort, historic canoe landing, and spring are nestled in the coastal forests and wetlands of the Coast Range as it merges with the Columbia River Estuary. The Salt Works unit commemorates the expedition's salt-making activities. Salt obtained from seawater was essential to the explorers' winter at Fort Clatsop and their journey back to the United States in 1806.
Hours/Seasons: Daily, summer: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Daily, winter: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed December 25.
Location - 300
yards from Visitor Center.
Location - 100
yards from visitor center.
Location - West
end of parking area.
Location - Seaside,
Phone - 503-861-2471
For Additional Information Contact:
and Clark National Historical Park
For more information visit the National Park Service website