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Lewis and Clark camped at Travelers' Rest near Lolo in September 1805 and again in June and July 1806. It's the only place in the United States where archaeological evidence of a Corps of Discovery encampment can be found.

An arctic cold front predicted for Saturday morning has caused events at Travelers’ Rest State Park in Lolo to be rescheduled.

The Winter Storytelling program featuring scholar and ethnobotanist Dr. Rosalyn Lapier has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. Additionally, the Trekker Kids program “Making Tracks” has been postponed until 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 16.

The National Weather Service is predicting blowing and drifting snow, with wind chill factors well below zero throughout the day Saturday. Difficult travel conditions are forecast as part of the storm.

“Given the severity of the weather outlook, we decided it would be unwise to encourage people to be out on the roads” said Loren Flynn, Park Manager for Travelers’ Rest. “We’re thankful that Dr. Lapier and our partners at Missoula Parks and Recreation have been flexible and helped us to reschedule these programs when conditions improve. We apologize for any inconvenience to anyone anticipating the programs and encourage everyone to stay home and stay warm during this blast of frigid weather.”

For more information, please call the visitor center at (406) 273-4253.

Travelers’ Rest State Park, located in Lolo, Montana, is the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For centuries Native Americans; including the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Nez Perce, used the area as a campsite and trail junction. With Lolo Creek running through the park, Travelers’ Rest Sate Park is an idyllic spot for nature walks and bird watching.

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