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Lewis and Clark State Park

Park Information

The Lewis and Clark Expedition headed west in 1804 and encountered a lake that William Clark described as “full of Geese & Goslings.” Today, that lake is Lewis and Clark Lake, which is bordered by Lewis and Clark State Park. The park’s broad open spaces and easy water access make it a favorite for families who take advantage of the boat ramp and swimming beach. Bird watchers come to Lewis and Clark to watch geese, great blue herons and snowy egrets flock to the oxbow lake.

Park Hours

Park Grounds:
7 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily

Park Office hours

Staff are usually in the park daily. The office telephone is monitored for messages during daytime hours, as well as on evenings and weekends. 

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