March 14, 2016

The Lewis and Clark Expedition headed west in 1804 and encountered a lake that William Clark described as “full of Geese & Goslings.” Today, that lake is Lewis and Clark Lake, which is bordered by Lewis and Clark State Park.

The park’s broad open spaces and easy water access make it a favorite for families who take advantage of the boat ramp and swimming beach. Bird watchers come to Lewis and Clark to watch geese, great blue herons and snowy egrets flock to the oxbow lake. Lewis and Clark State Park is dedicated to explorers Lewis & Clark, who visited the area on their epic westward journey. The 121 acre park has a shaded picnic area and shelter overlooking the lake.

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