How to Get Here

 1 Lewis and Clark Trail

Hartford, IL 62048

GPS (3500 New Poag Road)

Just as Camp River Dubois was a place of intersecting routes and people, Lewis & Clark SHS is a crossing between highways, waterways, and bike routes. The site lies on the western side of the intersection between Illinois Route 3 and New Poag Road. It also sits on the Illinois side of the Mississippi-Missouri River confluence. The Madison County Transit Trails run through the site along the MCT Confluence Trail. It sits only about a half hour from Downtown St. Louis.

Get turned around or have trouble finding us? Call the Interpretive Center at (618) 251-5811.

For other attractions in the area and help planning your trip, contact the Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau.


From Downtown St. Louis
Take I-55 North to I-255. Take I-255 North about 7 miles, to the New Poag Rd. Exit (You will pass over I-270). Take a left(west) off the New Poag Rd. exit and travel about 3 miles to the intersection with Route 3. The road ends at the entrance to the site.

From Springfield, IL
Take I-55 South to I-270 West. Follow I-270 for about 10 miles, get off at Illinois Route 3 North. Travel about 3 miles, we are at the first stoplight on the left.

From St. Charles, MO
Get on I-270 East. Take the 1st Illinois exit once you cross the Mississippi River (Illinois Route 3 North). Travel about 3 miles, we are at the first stoplight on the left.

From Alton, IL

Get on Illinois-143 East and continue for about 4 miles. At the intersection between Illinois-143 and Route 3, take the right hand (southern) turn and merge onto Route 3 South. Continue for 4 miles. At the intersection of Route 3  South and New Poag Road (just past the Confluence Tower), make a right into the site.