Lewis and Clark State Park
1262-1298 East Historic Columbia River Highway
Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 503 986 0707
Where else would you get a chance to swim in the Sandy River where Pacific Northwest explorers Lewis and Clark probably washed their clothes? This was one of the expedition's camps around 1805. It is the western end of the Columbia River Gorge/Mount Hood Loop
, where the river is widest with huge banks. People today probably like the park for more recreational reasons, including the beach access, swimming and fishing. With some incredible views of the Cascade Mountains
, this is a good stop if you are touring the Gorge. The park is free and open all year.