Corbett in Multnomah County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Lewis and Clark Expedition
- Rooster Rock -
The captains described "great numbers of sea otters" and "a high clift of black rocks" (Cape Horn) on the north shore. Clark wrote "here the river widens to near a mile, and the bottoms are more extensive and thickly timbered, as also the high mountains on each side ... passed a rock near the middle of the river, about 100 feet high and 80 feet diameter (Phoca Rock)... we encamped under a high projecting rock on the larᵈ side (Rooster Rock)."
The expedition camped in this area April 6-9, 1806, on their return journey. They noted that Beacon
Erected by Oregon State Parks.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Natural Features • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 6, 1806.
Location. 45° 32.829′ N, 122° 14.153′ W. Marker is in Corbett, Oregon, in Multnomah County. Marker is on Rooster Rock Park (Interstate 84) near Interstate 84. This marker is located in Rooster Rock State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corbett OR 97019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rooster Rock State Park (a few steps from this marker); Camping Among the Giants (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel C. Lancaster (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marshall N. Dana (approx. 0.7 miles away); Vista House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chanticleer Point (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Chanticleer Point (approx. 1˝ miles away); Samuel Hill – “Road Builder” (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corbett.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.