Fort Clatsop National Memorial


Fort Clatsop National Memorial is a very busy place now that the bicentennial is in full swing. Due to increased visitation, how visitors visit the park differs throughout the year. Be sure to check the information carefully which pertains to the dates you wish to visit the park. If you have any questions please call the park at: 503-861-2471 Present through June 13, 2004. Park Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. All Groups of 10 or more must have a reservation to visit the park. School groups can make reservations through the park's education program. See the education program information on this website. Tour groups can make reservations through the tour office. June 14- September 6, 2004. Park Hours are 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Timed Ticket Reservations Required for all Visitors. Beginning June 14, 2004 the park will implement a timed entry ticketing system. All visitors will need to purchase tickets in advance for a specific time to enter the park. Tickets can be purchased by phone or on-line: 1-800-967-2283 September 7, 2004 until mid-June 2005. Park Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Only groups of 10 or more need to have a reservation. See spring 2004 above for information. This site commemorates 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 the 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 park is located approximately 5 miles south of Astoria, Oregon. 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. This site is located in the city of Seaside, Oregon.


Public Transportation - During the summer visitors are encouraged to leave their cars at their lodging facilities or designated parking lots throughout the region and hop on the Explorer Shuttle to visit Fort Clatsop. Most motels and campgrounds will be serviced by the Shuttle.


Headquarters 503-861-2471 Visitor Information 503-861-2471ext.214 Visitor Information (TDD) 503-861-4408 Education Program Information 503-861-4422



92343 Fort Clatsop Rd

Astoria, OR 97103-9197


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