Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"McNary Wildlife Nature Area, Oregon"
Includes ... McNary Wildlife Nature Area ...
Image, 2003, McNary Wildlife Nature Area, Oregon, click to enlarge
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McNary Wildlife Nature Area, Oregon. McNary Wildlife Nature Area, just off of Highway 730, at Columbia River Mile 291, just east of Umatilla, Oregon. Image taken September 26, 2003.

McNary Wildlife Nature Area ...
Directly across from Sillusi Butte, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River is a 318-acre day-use recreation area and boat ramp, the McNary Wildlife Nature Area. This site is located at approximately Columbia River Mile (RM) 291, and lies 1.5 miles east of Umatilla, Oregon, at the head of Lake Umatilla, the reservoir behind the John Day Dam. Immediately upstream of the Nature Area is the McNary Dam and further upstream is McNary Beach.

View from McNary Wildlife Nature Area ...

Image, 2003, Sillusi Butte, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sillusi Butte, Washington. Sillusi Butte as seen from McNary Wildlife Nature Area. Image taken September 26, 2003.

"... I observed a great number of Lodges on the opposit Side at Some distance below and Several Indians on the opposit bank passing up to where Capt. Lewis was with the Canoes, other I Saw on a knob nearly opposit to me ..."
[Clark, October 19, 1805]

From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, October 19, 1805 ...

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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2005, Walla Walla District;

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
September 2008