Leaving the comforts of Fort Mandan on April 7, 1805, Team
Corps arrives at the great falls of the Missouri on June 13,
The Captains anticipate the portage time
around the single falls of the Missouri at approximately 2-days,
in reality they found a succession of rapids, cascades, and five
falls covering over twenty miles plus an incline of 500 feet!
takes on the Challenge
crude trailers to carry their cottonwood dugouts and supplies
around the falls of the Missouri.
Team Corps challenged
the rugged terrain and suffered the wrath of mother nature.
Portage Party Route
Lewis and Clark in Great Falls, Montana
We invite you to
celebrate the Corps accomplishments and explore Lewis and Clark
Great Falls, Montana!