Traveler's Rest State Park. Photo by Djembayz/Wikimedia
As a legacy to the nation and in honor of the extraordinary journey of Lewis and Clark, The Conservation Fund and its partners are working to protect historically significant natural areas associated with the legendary expedition. In 2001, the Fund assisted the Richard King Mellon Foundation in preserving more than 15 acres of the historic campsite known as Travelers’ Rest, the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the nation. Located near the town of Lolo, Native Americans used this place for centuries, and Lewis and Clark rested here before their passage across the Rockies and again on their return journey.