Page Feedback

Clark’s Hill/Norton State Historic Site

Clark’s Hill/Norton State Historic Site

Information

April through October (on-season) 6 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily November through March (off-season) 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., daily
573.449.7402
Free Admission
lat: 38.5583428 long: -92.0292658

Visit the Clark’s Hill/Norton State Historic Site and walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark during their historic uncharted expedition. The explorers camped at the base of Clark’s Hill between June 1 and June 3, 1804, on their epic journey. Witness the breathtaking view of the conjunction of the Missouri and Osage Rivers. Explore along the trail that takes you to two American Indian mounds mentioned by Clark in his journals and to an overlook that shows where Clark stood more than 200 years ago.

Although the confluence of the two rivers was visible from Clark’s Hill in 1804, it subsequently shifted to a location approximately six miles further downstream. However, the woodland character of the river valley remains intact and visitors are afforded views that are relatively undisrupted by modern intrusions. The site is operated as a state park unit, and features a hiking trail that accesses a viewing platform over the rocky outcrop that Clark stood upon. The two burial mounds documented by Clark remain intact, and have been dated to the Late Woodland period (BCE 600-900). Three additional mounds and a village site have also been located in the area.

Nearby Attractions

Distance Unit:

Nearby Trails

Distance Unit:

Trail of Tears Access

A boat ramp that allows visitors to access the Trail of Tears

lat: 37.4539977 long: -89.4625079
Klondike Park River Access

lat: 38.5840552 long: -90.8200764
Klondike to Mississippi River

lat: 38.58395 long: -90.81858
Red House Path

lat: 37.3008461 long: -89.5186713
Katy Trail Trailhead

lat: 38.9776 long: -92.56147
New Haven Public Access

lat: 38.61434 long: -91.21069
Taylors Landing

A boat ramp to the beautiful Missouri River with a peaceful view of the river.

lat: 38.94831 long: -92.53559
Front Loop

lat: 38.82679 long: -90.21614
LaBenite Park to Miami

lat: 39.16744 long: -94.39343
Red Star Access Site

lat: 37.3156208 long: -89.5126263
Bean Lake Natural Area

lat: 39.49763 long: -95.02227
Tower Rock

lat: 37.63554 long: -89.51586
Send Feedback

Instagram Feed