Clark's Lookout State Park
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On August 13, 1805, Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery found what is now Clark’s Lookout State Park. Having traveled from the headwaters of the Missouri River and up the Jefferson River to continue their search for a passage to the Pacific Ocean, they found instead an incredible view.
The view from the top of the hill provided Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery with a view of what lay ahead. And William Clark worked to explore and document the hill overlooking the Beaverhead River.
Things To Do
- Take a walk to the monument and gaze out over the land once surveyed by William Clark.
- Have a picnic at the perfectly located picnic area.
- Take a hike through the rest of the 7.23 acres via hiking trails with interpretive signs.
- Cultural and Heritage information provided on site.
- Check out all of the local wildlife including bird watching.
- Photographic opportunities abound.
- Plus so many more!
- Fishing access off Lovers Leap Road still accessible to the public.
- 8.2 Acres
- Pets Allowed
- Toilets (Vault)
- Interpretive Display
- Registered Historic Site
Interpretive signs help to explain the navigational methods used by the Corps of Discovery.
A short hike to the top of the lookout provides an incredible view of the Beaverhead Valley.
You’ll also find a granite monument shaped like a compass which displays the three compass readings Clark took in 1805! The compass monument’s design came from a small pocket compass Clark carried during the expedition!
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May 1 - October 31 Open 8 am to dusk
November 1 - April 30 Winter gate closure in effect, walk-in access only.
25 Clark’s Lookout Road
Dillon, MT 59725 Park