“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

Rock Fort Camp

October 25, 1805

Rock Fort Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2015
1. Rock Fort Camp Marker
Inscription. Rock Fort is an important mid-Columbia campsite for the Lewis and Clark Expedition. After a portage around the Great Falls (Celilo) they came to a gentle part of the river near the present city of The Dalles. They formed their camp on a high point of rocks which forms "a kind of fortification well calculated for defense." Here the expedition remained October 25, 26, 27, 1805 while they dried supplies, repaired canoes, hunted and reconnoitered the river below. The party returned to camp here again on their return journey on April 15, 1806 to (Lewis wrote) "The place we have called Rock Fort Camp."
Erected 1993.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 45° 36.048′ N, 121° 10.824′ W. Marker is in The Dalles, Oregon, in Wasco County. Marker is on East 2nd Street (Business U.S. 30) near Federal Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 East 2nd Street, The Dalles OR 97058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Decision at The Dalles (within shouting distance of this marker); Nickelsen Bookstore (within shouting distance of this
Rock Fort Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
2. Rock Fort Camp Marker
Text and map are at the bottom right.
marker); The Corps of Discovery "Into the Narrows" (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingate & Williams Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); I.O.O.F. (Odd Fellows) Hall (about 300 feet away); Maier Building (about 300 feet away); French and Company Bank (about 400 feet away); The Pioneer Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Dalles.
More about this marker. The marker is on the Federal Street Side of the building.
Categories. ExplorationForts, Castles
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on February 16, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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