Lewis and Clark State Park Maps

Onawa, IA

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Lewis and Clark State Park Description

Lewis and Clark State Park lies on the shores of Blue Lake, an "oxbow" formed by the meanderings of the picturesque Missouri River many years ago. 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 26 men and supplies, Lewis and Clark led their expedition up the Missouri River from St. Louis by keelboat. On August 10, 1804, the expedition arrived at the site where Le

: 42.046, -96.170
: 176 acres (0.71 km²)
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