Near Browning in Glacier County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The party camped on the Cut Bank River July 22-25, 1806, in a "beautifull and extensive bottom." Deep in the territory of the dreaded Blackfeet, the men were uneasy. Lewis wrote, "game of every discription is extreemly wild which induces me to believe the indians are now , or have been lately, in this neighborhood." Lewis could see from here that the river arose to the west rather than the north, as he had hoped. Disheartened, by his discovery, by the cold, rainy weather, and by the shortage of game, Lewis named this farthest point north Camp Disappointment, the actual site of which is four miles directly north
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
Location. 48° 35.747′ N, 112° 47.717′ W. Marker is near Browning, Montana, in Glacier County. Marker is on U.S. 2 near Kipp Lake Road, on the left when traveling east. The marker is about 10 miles east of Browning, MT. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cut Bank MT 59427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Camp Disappointment (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Agency (approx. 12 miles away); Ghost Ridge (approx. 12.3 miles away); Ration Day (approx. 12.3 miles away); Old Agency Site (approx. 12.3 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.