Lewis and Clark Expedition: Map
The Map of
the Lewis and Clark expedition shows the route taken by the
famous explorers on their outward journey across ten states to
the Pacific Ocean. The
expedition began on May 14, 1804 when the Corps of Discovery
left Camp Wood, Missouri on their perilous, great journey
west to the Pacific Ocean.
outward journey (1804 - 1805) is indicated on the map by the
straight dotted line
return journey home (1806) took the same route for their
the return journey they Corps split into separate parties in
Montana to explore the Yellowstone and Marias Rivers. They
re-joined near the confluence of the Yellowstone and
Missouri Rivers and traveled the rest of the way together,
down the Missouri River all the way home to St. Louis,
The Outward Journey that
started in Missouri and passed through 10 modern day states to
Lewis and Clark Map for Kids:
What states did Lewis and Clark travel through?
The Lewis and Clark Map shows the modern day states that Lewis and Clark
passed. The names of the modern day states they traveled through are:
5. South Dakota
6. North Dakota
Refer to the Lewis and
Clark Journey Timeline for important dates and events.
Lewis and Clark Map
A major goal of the expedition was to follow the Missouri River to itís
source and itís tributaries and find a water route to the Pacific Ocean - a
'Northwest Passage'. It was never to be there was no direct waterway route
or a Northwest passage.
Lewis and Clark Map
- Scientific Instruments
The task of mapping the route of the expedition was the responsibility of
Captain Clark who was experienced in conducting surveys. His map making
ability and his maps were one of the greatest achievements of the
expedition. He had a few scientific instruments that helped with the map
making task including an octant or sextant, a chronometer and a magnetic and
surveying compass. When Clark returned from the historic expedition he
continued his work on a map of the North American continent which he
published in 1814.