Lewis and Clark National
92343 Fort Clatsop Road
Astoria, OR 97103-9197
(503) 861-2471 ext. 214
WELCOME to Netul Landing
reach the wooded site that would become Fort Clatsop, the Corps
paddled up the Netul River past lush riverbanks and tall evergreens
teaming with wildlife, such as playful river otters and majestic bald
Now the river is named after Lewis and Clark, but Netul Landing
pays homage to the former name and is an excellent place to launch
your kayak or canoe for a paddle trip. Bring your non-motorized boat
or sign up for a guided trip through Columbia River Kayaking (360)
The launch is part of the Lewis and Clark Columbia River Water
Trail, a 146-mile stretch of water that follows the explorers' route
on the Lower Columbia River from Bonneville Dam to the Pacific Ocean,
near Ilwaco, Wash.
Netul Landing also marks one end of the new Lewis and Clark River
Trail. The Lewis and Clark River Trail is a gentle, 1.5-mile meander
along the river, taking in many of the same sights that the expedition
You can park your car in the nearby parking areas and walk to the
Visitor Center at Fort Clatsop to continue your own journey into local
history, or connect up with the Fort to Sea trail and trace the Corps�
trip to Sunset Beach.
Netul Landing also offers a life-sized bronze statue of Sacagawea,
the Shoshone woman who accompanied the Corps to the Pacific Ocean.
IF YOU GO: From Astoria, head south on U.S. Highway 101 and
follow the signs to Fort Clatsop. Drive 1.5 miles past the entrance to
the fort to Netul Landing. From Seaside, head north on U.S. 101 and
follow the signs. For more Information, call Lewis and Clark National
Park, (503) 861-2471. There is no fee to use the trail or landing.
Restrooms are available.
During the peak summer months Netul Landing serves as the parking
lot for a visit to Fort Clatsop. Shuttles from Netul Landing to Fort
Clatsop leave every 15 minutes all summer. While a visit to Netul
Landing is free the entrance fee for Fort Clatsop and the visitor
center is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for those 4 through 16 years of age,
and free for children 3 years old and younger.
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