Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site

Located at the western gateway of the Columbia River Gorge, Lewis & Clark State Park appropriately honors its legendary namesakes who camped and explored here in November, 1805. The park is situated near the mouth of the Sandy River where it spills into the mighty Columbia River and at one of the entrances to the Historic Columbia River Highway. A flat, grassy, tree-dotted park invites blankets and sun-lovers to come spend a leisurely day.

One of the most popular swimming spots on the Sandy River is adjacent to the park, as well as a public boat launch. A trail climbs the cliffs to Broughton’s Bluff, which serves as a geologic boundary between the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range and the neighboring Willamette Valley to the west. This 160′ high series of cliffs provides excellent year-round rock climbing.

Contact Information

Oregon State Parks
Reservations and Information:

Northeast Jordan Road, Troutdale, Oregon 97060, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Hours vary - see website for details
  • Seasons Open

    Year Round
  • Accessibility

    Accessible hiking trails, picnicking, and exhibit information
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    please have on leash at all times. There is an off leash area behind the restroom building at the east end of the park.