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Showers, flush toilets and RV dump station closed: The modern restroom/shower facility and RV dump station have been closed for the winter. They will re-open mid-April depending on the weather. A pit latrine is available in the campground. Frost free hydrants and electricity will stay on through the winter.
Lewis and Clark State Park, IA
DescriptionLewis and Clark State Park is an area full of history. The park is named for Meriwether Lewis, Secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, and Captain William Clark, United States Army, who were commissioned by President Jefferson in 1804 to head an expedition into the northwest to explore the vast territory purchased from France. With twenty-six men and supplies, Lewis and Clark led their expedition up the Missouri River from St. Louis by keelboat.
On August 9 and 10, 1804, Lewis and Clark spent time at the site where the state park is now. Please take the opportunity to view the full-size reproduction of Lewis and Clark's keelboat on display and constructed by local volunteers and park staff. Lewis and Clark State Park lies on the shores of Blue Lake, an ox-bow formed by the meanderings of the Missouri River many years ago.
The day-use lodge at Lewis and Clark is a fine place for group events such as wedding receptions and family reunions. The lodge was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The lodge may be reserved for a fee online.
Onawa is five miles east of the park on State Highway 175. Blencoe is five miles east and seven miles south on U.S. Highway 75. Turin is twelve miles east on State Highway 175. Sioux City is forty-one miles north on Interstate 29. Council Bluffs is sixty-five miles south on Interstate 29.
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Alerts and Important InformationPublic hunting is available in the adjacent wildlife area.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
On I-29 take the 112th exit for Onawa, Iowa and turn west on Highway 175. Approximately 3 miles west, turn right on Park Loop and you will see signage for Lewis and Clark State Park.
Mailing Address:Lewis and Clark State Park
21914 Park Loop
Onawa IA 51040
Phone Number:Information: (712) 423 - 2829