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Missoula, Kalispell, and Northwest Montana Sights

Traveler's Rest State Park

  • 6550 Mormon Creek Rd. Map It
  • Lolo
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Fodor's Review

This park includes a Lewis and Clark camp on a floodplain overlooking Lolo Creek. The explorers stayed here from September 9 to 11, 1805, and again from June 30 to July 3, 1806. Archaeologists in 2002 found evidence of a latrine and a fire hearth, making this one of only a few locations with a physical record of the expedition's camp. Tepee rings suggest that Native Americans used the riverside location, too. Self-guided tours meander through cottonwoods and the historic

campsite. Daily interpretive presentations and guided tours run during the summer, on the hour between 11 and 3. Talks such as "Go Griz … PLEASE … Go!," "The Modern Day Journey," and several others have special aspects to interest the kids.

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Sight Information

Address:

6550 Mormon Creek Rd., , south of Lolo, ¼ mi west of U.S. 93, Lolo, Montana, 59847, United States

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Phone:

406-273–4253

Sight Details:

  • $2, free for kids under 13 and Montana state residents
  • Memorial Day weekend–Labor Day, daily 8–8; Labor Day–Memorial Day weekend, weekdays 9–4, Sat. noon–4.

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