Experience History Come Alive at Fort Clatsop

Empty room at fort clatsop
Fort Clatsop Orderly Room
Fort Clatsop was the winter encampment for the Corps of Discovery from December 1805 to March 1806. The visitor center includes a replica of Fort Clatsop similar to the one built by the explorers, an interpretive center offering an exhibit hall, gift shop and two films. The park features ranger-led programs & costumed rangers in the fort during certain seasons.

Fort clastop is also the starting point for a number of hiking trails including the Fort-to-Sea, Kwis Kwis, Netul trail, & South Clatsop Slough trail.

Best time to come:
Mid-June through Labor day
12:30pm-3pm will give you the best chances to see ranger led programs and demos!

Time spent varies greatly depending on time of year and how much you want to do. Add more time if there will be ranger programs, you want to watch all the movies, or if you plan to hike a longer trail such as the Kwis Kwis, South Slough, Or Fort-to-Sea. If you plan to hike, you may want to consider making it an activity for an additional day. 

Pets are allowed on the trails and in the fort area. Please keep them on leash, pick up after them, and do not bring them into the visitor center or inside the rooms of the fort.

There is no charge for parking, please pay at the front desk of the visitor center.

16 and older - $5 per person - 7 days

15 and younger - free

We also accept: 

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Annual Pass
Oregon Coast Passes
  • Oregon Coast Annual Pass - $35 - valid for 12 months
  • Oregon Coast 5 day Pass - $10 - valid for 5 days
And all National Parks and Federal Lands Passes

We are open every day of the year except Christmas day!

Winter Hours:
September 6, 2016 through June 20, 2017
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day

Summer Hours:
June 21, 2017 Through September 4, 2017
Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Accessibility Information

Movies at the visitor center are open captioned.

Wheel chairs can be used in the visitor center, fort, picnic area, and on the Netul river trail. We also loan motor scooters for inside the visitor center and to go from the visitor center to the fort.

The Fort to Sea trail from the trail parking lot to the overlook is wheelchair accessible, but due to the gravel and steepness would only be suggested for a sport wheelchair. 

Last updated: August 1, 2017