Lewis & Clark Caravan
Just 215 years ago, Captains Lewis and Clark led 44 intrepid explorers from St Louis westward across our unexplored continent to the Pacific Ocean. On June 15, 2020, 44 intrepid NKK members (22 RVs) will also journey west from St Louis, following the travels of the original Lewis & Clark “Corps of Discovery”. Our route will take us up the Missouri River, through the Dakotas, to western Montana, across the Bitterroot Mountains, and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, following the route the Corps traveled in 1804-1805. Roughly 3,000 miles and seven (7) weeks, we will arrive at the Pacific Coast on August 3rd (three weeks prior to the NKK International in Rock Springs, Wyoming).
We will explore historic forts, a few special museums, the Gates of the Mountains, Lemhi Pass, enjoy a historic reenactment, a pitchfork fondue and outdoor musical, and visit the two most historic locations of the Corp’s original journey. While the theme of our Caravan is the history of the Lewis & Clark expedition, we are planning some great modern adventures along the way, including two riverboat cruises, a few bus and trolley tours, and a jet boat trip up Hells Canyon. There will be time for exploring on your own, including a National Battlefield, National Parks, the National Bison Range, several State Capitols, the Garden of 1000 Buddhas, the Smokejumpers museum, some great golf and swimming options, and a fantastic bicycle trail (imagine 17 miles all downhill through tunnels and across trestles, with a bus ride back to the top!).
While we will be visiting 17 full hookup RV Parks during our seven (7) weeks together, we have reserved parks such that we have no one night stays, a few two (2) and three (3) night stays, and six four (4) night stays at some great parks across the West.
The Caravan will be led by Jeff & Kaynell Zeman, with Tom & Roni Lehmkuhl co-hosting.
Included in Caravan Fee:
- 49 nights of camping, 17 RV Parks, all with full hookups
- 15 Tours, including buses, trolley, “train”, and boats
- 10+ Museums, a Melodrama and a Musical
- 7 Meals, July 4th Cookout, and famous “Mexican Fiesta”
- Guest Speakers
- Time to explore on your own
- All taxes and gratuities
Total Package Price: (Payable in US Funds)
- Two (2) people in unit – $6,595.00
- One (1) person in unit – $4,845.00
- Each guest in unit – $1,745.00
Deposit Due at Time of Booking – $500.00 per person
Reservation Deadline and Balance Due: March 30, 2020
NOTE: All items subject to change! This NKK Caravan requires that you are responsible for yourself and your ability to get on and off all Transportation (bus, boat etc). Terrain (stairs, inclines, trails and uneven surfaces) may not always be suitable for wheelchairs and walkers. Guests relying on the aid of walkers, crutches or other mobility devices must travel with a partner capable of assisting.