Fort Clatsop is one of the North Coast's most popular historic attractions. It is part of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park that was formed in 2005 to include historic sites in Oregon and Washington where members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition explored.

Living history demonstrations take place in summer, in which park rangers dress in costumes to show what life might have been like for those early explorers.

There are exhibits with several Lewis-and-Clark-era artifacts inside the memorial. Outside there is a picnic area and hiking trails.