Keepers of the Story. Stewards of the Trail.

Jefferson River
Canoe Trail Chapter

Eighty percent of the Lewis and Clark expedition took place via water, with canoes serving as the primary vessels to move up and down rivers. Retracing the expedition’s route by canoe is one of the most authentic ways to experience the Lewis and Clark story. To preserve and protect the trail, literally, the Jefferson River Canoe Trail Chapter is establishing a network of public campsites along the entire length of the Jefferson River. The Chapter is currently purchasing a 4.37 acre parcel for a public floater’s camp, named Shoshone Landing. Please go to the Chapter website at to learn about the project and to make a contribution to help preserve the Lewis and Clark experience for future generations.


Home page of the Jefferson River Canoe Trail Chapter


Thomas Elpel
PO Box 697
Pony, MT 59747-0697
(406) 685-3222