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Camp Fortunate

Dillon Montana

Listing Type: Landmark
City: Dillon Montana
Region: Southwest Montana

Camp Fortunate Overlook is one of the more significant spots along the Lewis and Clark Trail. It was at Camp Fortunate that the Lewis and Clark expedition met the Limhi Shoshoni Tribe and cached their canoes and a stash of supplies for the return trip. Sacagawea had recognized the Shoshone chief, Cameahwait, as her brother enabling the Corp of Discovery acceptance. The actual site is under the Clark Canyon Reservoir, but an overlook is available with a historical marker giving an account of the event.

Directions: Camp Fortunate Overlook can be found by driving 20 miles south of Dillon on I-15, then take the Clark Canyon Dam exit onto MT Highway 324.

Camp Fortunate
1100 Highway 41, Dillon, MT 59725

  • Picnicking
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Historic
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Boat Launch

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