This video shares the story of the Idaho Heritage Trust purchasing the historic and pristine site from Plumb Creek Timber and gifting it to the State of Idaho in September 1998.
In September of 1805 the Lewis & Clark Expedition came over Lolo Pass and found a beautiful high elevation meadow full of sedges, wildflowers, grasses and shrubs with a meandering Creek and wetlands. It was an oasis along their journey and is recounted in William Clark’s Journal. 200 years later this site has remained untouched and intact from when the expedition camped there.
The Board of Trustees was pleased we could preserve this significant historic site for not only the people of Idaho but for all of America.