Clark's Lookout State Park

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Clark's Lookout State Park
Map showing the location of Clark's Lookout State Park
Map showing the location of Clark's Lookout State Park
Location in Montana
LocationBeaverhead, Montana, United States
Coordinates45°14′10″N 112°37′53″W / 45.23611°N 112.63139°W / 45.23611; -112.63139Coordinates: 45°14′10″N 112°37′53″W / 45.23611°N 112.63139°W / 45.23611; -112.63139[1]
Area8 acres (3.2 ha)
Elevation4,337 ft (1,322 m)[1]
Governing bodyMontana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
WebsiteClark's Lookout State Park

Clark's Lookout State Park is a Montana state park located one mile north of the community of Dillon. The 8-acre (3.2 ha) park encompasses the hill overlooking the Beaverhead River that William Clark climbed on August 13, 1805, during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. From the vantage point, Clark took various compass readings and sketched a map of the Beaverhead Valley.[3] The park offers picnicking, interpretive signage, and a chance to make the climb that Clark made and stand where he stood.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Clarks Lookout State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Park Origin by Date". Montana State Parks. 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Aarstad, Rich; et al. (2009). Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman. Helena, Montana: Montana Historical Society Press. p. 49. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "Clark's Lookout State Park". Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Retrieved October 22, 2012.

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