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During the winter of 1805-06, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the other members of the Corps of Discovery camped at a spot near the mouth of the Columbia River. They built a log stockade and named their encampment Fort Clatsop after the local Clatsop Indians who had befriended them. A replica of the fort provides an insightful glimpse into what life was like that dreary, wet winter more than 200 years ago. This historical park includes not only the fort, but also the 6.5-mile Fort to Sea Trail, and several sites in Washington state. Over on the Washington side of the Columbia, there are two installations by celebrated artist Maya Lin. From mid-June through Labor Day, park rangers clad in period clothing give demonstrations of historical activities, including flintlock use, buckskin preparation, and candle making.