Lewis & Clark Trail State Park

Driving down Highway 12, through the rolling dun-colored fields of southeastern Washington, you see a stand of green up ahead. It’s not a mirage. It’s Lewis and Clark Trail State Park. 

A lush oasis on an arid landscape, this park beckons to weary travelers. Pull off the road, set up your tent or RV and prepare to relax. Amble down the shaded trails for a wade or dip in the Touchet River; identify long-needled ponderosa pine, alder, maple and cottonwood trees and do some birdwatching (for common mergansers, red-tailed hawks and orange-crowned warblers, among others). Or catch a few fish for your evening meal.  

Before you turn in for the night, consider that this was the spot where the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery camped in spring 1806, on their way home from their Pacific Coast odyssey. 

Whether you’re taking a quick stop or a longer retreat, you will leave refreshed and ready to beat the heat once again.

Park features


Lewis and Clark Trail State Park is a 37-acre camping park with 1,333 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Touchet River.
Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
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Picnic & day-use facilities


The park provides a kitchen shelter with electricity reservable by calling the park office at (509) 337-6457. The park offers 50 unsheltered picnic tables available first come, first served.

Activities


Trails


  • 0.8 miles of hiking trails

Water activities & features


  • Freshwater fishing
  • Swimming 

Other activities & features


  • Ball field
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife viewing

Interpretive opportunities


The park provides an interpretive display with information on Lewis and Clark and original area homesteaders. A large reader board on Lewis and Clark can be found in the day-use area

Additional information


  • Fishing for rainbow trout is excellent.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Tubing and wading are popular activities.