Welcome to the
National Lewis and Clark Trail
National Park Service
On October 2, 1968, Congress enacted the National Trails System Act
and recommended the Lewis and Clark Trail for inclusion as a part of
the National Trails System. In 1978, Public Law 95-625, amended the
National Trails System Act to include the new category of National
Historic Trails and designated the Lewis and Clark Trail as one of
four National Historic Trails. The primary purpose of a National
Historic Trail is commemoration of the historic events that form the
Trail's central theme through historic interpretation, preservation,
and public use.
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is administered by the
National Park Service (NPS) in cooperation with federal, state, and
local agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners.
These cooperating interests manage existing retracement routes,
recreation sites, interpretive facilities, and visitor centers along
the route. There are three types of components of the trail: sites,
segments, and motor routes. With the complex land ownership and
jurisdictions that exist, it may not be possible to follow the trail
using one continuous mode of travel. The NPS publishes and
distributes a general information brochure with a map of the trail
that can be used for planning purposes.
The Trail brochure is free of charge. It includes a map of the
route with some sites located and general information regarding
the trail. Please send your complete
postal mailing address when requesting the brochure. You can
information request to LECL_Information@nps.gov. It is very
helpful if you will let us know if you are traveling a specific
section of the trail.
Whether you're planning a
weekend getaway or a week-long vacation
in Omaha, Nebraska area, LewisandClarkTrail.com
is your online connection for hotel reservations.
Know where you want to
go? Search for the hotel rooms.
Still planning your trip? Find
events on the LewisandClarkTrail.com events calendar, read
travel stories and then finish planning your trip by booking
your hotel and making hotel reservations at
Locate the hotel that
meets your travel needs.