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This site comemorates 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.



Email - FOCL_Superintendent@nps.gov

Fax- 503-861-2585

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92343 Fort Clatsop Rd
Astoria, OR 97103-9197

Headquarters - 503-861-2471
Visitor Information - 503-861-2471ext.214
Visitor Information(TDD) - 503-861-4408


Operating 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.


Open All Year
Location - 300 yards from Visitor Center.
Closures - Closed Christmas Day.
Exhibits - Replica dug-out canoes. Boardwalk overlooking the Lewis and Clark river.

Open All Year
Location - 100 yards from visitor center.
Closures - Closed Christmas Day.
Special Programs - educational and historical program schedules available upon request.

Exhibits - Reconstruction of Fort Clatsop, which was built through the efforts of many citizens and organizations in Clatsop County in 1955 on the occasion of the Lewis and Clark Sesquicentennial celebration. In reconstructiong the fort, the floor plan dimensions drawn by Clark on the elkhide cover of his fieldbook were faithfully followed. In 1958 the Oregon Historical Society donated the site of the fort to the Federal Goverment, and it became part of the National Park System.

Open All Year
Location - West end of parking area.
Closures - Closed Christmas Day.
Available Facilities - Picnic area with covered and uncovered seating.

Open All Year
Location - Seaside, Oregon.
Exhibits - This exibit 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 exibit. Open Year Round.

Visitor Centers
Phone - 503-861-2471 ext. 214
Location - NE end of main parking lot.
Closures - Closed Christmas Day.
Exhibits - Exhibit Hall, Laser Disk Demonstrations, Theatres (Movie & Slide Show), Bookstore.
Available Facilities - Information Desk, Restrooms, Pay Phone, Drinking Fountain.

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These outdoors activities are available near Fort Clatsop National Memorial.
 Campgrounds Near Fort Clatsop National Memorial:
Healing Circle, Astoria, 0 miles away
Lewis and Clark golf and RV Park, Astoria, 1 miles away
Sunset Lake Resort and Park, Warrenton, 7 miles away
Kampers West Kampground, Warrenton, 7 miles away
Mauch's Sundown RV Park, Chinook, 8 miles away
Camp Rilea, Warrenton, 8 miles away
Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA, Hammond, 9 miles away
 Marinas Near Fort Clatsop National Memorial:
Port of Astoria Marina Mooring, Astoria , 1 miles away
Marina at Skipanon, Warrenton , 6 miles away
Port of Chinook, Chinook , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Fort Clatsop National Memorial:
Franklin Street Station BandB, Astoria , 0 miles away
Hotel Elliott, Astoria , 0 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ASTORIA, Astoria , 1 miles away
Astoria Dunes Motel, Astoria , 1 miles away
Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa, Astoria , 2 miles away
Astoria Riverwalk Inn, Astoria , 2 miles away
Comfort Suites Columbia River, Astoria , 2 miles away
 Trails Near Fort Clatsop National Memorial:
Cannon Beach Trail, Clatsop County , 14 miles away, 3.1 hiking miles, 1235 feet elevation difference
 Beaches Near Fort Clatsop National Memorial:
Sunset Beach, Clatsop County , 8 miles away
Sunset Beach, Clatsop County , 13 miles away
Indian Beach, Clatsop County , 16 miles away
Crescent Beach, Clatsop County , 16 miles away
Chapman Beach, Clatsop County , 16 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Fort Clatsop National Memorial:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 89 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Whitewater Near Fort Clatsop National Memorial:
Naselle River - North Fork, Pacific County , 17 miles away, Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Quarry to Brock Creek)
Nehalem River, Clatsop Tillamook County , 23 miles away, Class III - 14.2 miles long (Spruce Run Park to Nehalem Falls)
Grays River, Wahkiakum County , 26 miles away, Class IV+ - 5.2 miles long (South Fork Grays to Highway 4)
Kilchis River - North Fork, Tillamook County , 29 miles away, Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Headwaters to Little South Fork Kilchis River)
 Public Lands Near Fort Clatsop National Memorial:
Fort Columbia State Park, Washington , 7 miles away
Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon , 10 miles away
Ecola State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
Saddle Mountain State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fort Clatsop National Memorial:
Astoria Golf & Country Club, Warrenton , 8 miles away
Gearhart Golf Links, Seaside , 10 miles away
Highland Golf Club, Seaside , 11 miles away
Seaside Golf Course, Seaside , 12 miles away
Peninsula Golf Course, Long Beach , 18 miles away

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