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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.

Granite Lake Park
Granite Lake Park is a six acre park that is located in the Clarkston Port District and maintained by the Port. It is landscaped with many plants that...
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Kiwanis Park
Kiwanis Park a perennial favorite park in the valley is located along the Snake River and has something for everyone. State of the art playground equi...
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Lewis & Clark Discovery Center, Hells Gate State P...
The Lewis & Clark Discovery Center was completed in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of th...
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Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
There is a historical marker for the October 10, 1805 campsite of the Lewis & Clark Expedit...
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Lewis & Clark Timeline
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