Lewis and Clark Rest in Lolo Again!
The 10th anniversary of Traveler’s Rest State Park in Lolo will be celebrated this weekend (July 1-3).
It was 205 years ago that the Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through the valley on their way to the Pacific Coast. A year later, they stayed here again on their journey back to St Louis.
Friday, June 1, a Model 1803 Harper’s Ferry rifle that may have been along on the trek will be unveiled with a celebration from 5 – 7pm in the Holt museum at the park.
Saturday and Sunday, the re-enactors of the Travelers’ Rest Brigade will be onsite with their portrayal of what the campsite might have looked like 200 years ago. There will be demonstrations of firearms, tanning, leatherwork and more. The activities are for the whole family.
Sunday evening, July 3, a community barbeque is planned from 5-7pm.
Traveler’s Rest State Park is open every day from 8am to 8pm from June through August. The park entrance is a half mile west of Lolo Montana on Highway 12.