Combine camping out with a history lesson at Lewis and Clark State Park! This location is the actual site where Captian William Clark and Secretary Meriwether Lewis set out to explore newly purchased land with a group of 26 men. The slice of history is commemorated by the community with special exhibits and an annual festival held each June. At the Lewis and Clark Festival, visitors can watch movies and presentations about the event, listen to music from the era, and enter lots of contests and fun activities!
The campground is located right in the state park and is not far from all of the festivities of the location. There are 108 sites to chose from, many of which with either full or electric-only hookup options. Drinking water can be found on-site, as can a dump station and comfort stations. Each lot has a fire ring and picnic table, with picnic shelters available as well. The sites are situated right at the water, but don't expect much privacy as there are almost no trees between the designated spots.
When you're not checking out the historic features of the park, you can join many other campers out on the lake for some water-themed fun. There is a boat ramp at the campground and all kinds of boating are welcome on the lake. Fuel is not far away, so filling up your boat's tank won't be too much of a hassle. You'll also find a great beach at this lake -- perfect for soaking up the summer sunshine!
Canine campers are welcome at Lewis and Clark Campground! All that the park asks is that pooches are kept on a standard leash of 6 feet in length (or shorter). They also state that pups must be with their owners at all times. Please be a good parent to your fur-baby and clean up after all of your dog's bathroom breaks so that other woofers will be able to come here in future years.
For all those history buffs who like having lots of interesting fun on their trips, be sure to add Lewis and Clark State Park to your list of must-visit places!