Fort Clatsop


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Fort Clatsop


Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the
Corps of Discovery during the winter of 1805-1806 at the mouth of the Columbia River. It was named after the Clatsop Indians that inhabited the area. Fort Clatsop marked the westernmost point explored by the famous pair during their landmark expedition into western lands acquired by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase. The original structure was little more than a small, cramped, wooden hut.




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Fort Clatsop in Depth

Lewis and Clark set up Fort Clatsop in the winter of 1804-1805. Click the link above to learn about their "stay" and what they did to survive the rainy, monotonous winter.

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Lewis and Clark in Depth

This is one of the web’s most comprehensive exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition for kids. It contains numerous printable and interactive activities as well as a guided tour along the trail.