Appointed by President Thomas Jefferson, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were charged with finding the northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean. The explorers camped overnight on an island close to the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers located where the modern day cities of Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Washington.
Some of the Lewis and Clark sites include:
Confluence Center – Atop the levee in Lewiston, Idaho, near the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers. A historical marker for the October 10, 1805, campsite of the expedition is located here. Nearby are several open-air interpretive displays, including a dugout canoe. Nez Perce lore is conveyed in Nancy Dreher’s Tsceminicum sculpture. Parking is available at the west end of D Street and there is a pedestrian bridge above the Levy Bypass for safe passage to the center.
Lewis and Clark Timeline – Hells Canyon Resort Marina in Clarkston, Washington. View beautiful sidewalk etchings depicting the adventures of the expedition.