Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks, in the vicinity of the mouth of the Columbia River, commemorate the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Administration of the parks is a cooperative effort of the United States National Park Service and the states of Oregon and Washington, and was dedicated on November 12, 2004.
After reaching the Pacific Ocean, the Corps of Discovery camped at Fort Clatsop in the winter of 1805–1806. The parks also preserve several landing sites on the north bank of the river in Washington, and other sites in Oregon.
Ecola was the site of the Corps of Discovery's 1806 trek over difficult terrain to see a beached whale. Today, it features several miles of hiking trails through old growth forest, and several beaches. Haystack Rock and the Needles are visible in from many sites in the park. Much of the 1985 film The Goonies was filmed there, and the final scenes of the 1991 film Point Break were filmed at Indian Beach in the park.
It may also include Chinook Point, the site from which an American captain Gray(?) first saw the Columbia River, giving the United States a basis to claim the U.S. Northwest. Chinook Point was named a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
Lewis and Clark Memorial -- Hosue to Vote on Expansion -- Fort Clatsop National Memorial will grow from 130 acres to 1,500 if bill passes
Jul 06, 2002; WASHINGTON - As the nation prepares for the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the House is set to vote Monday on a...