We went to Ft Defiance because we enjoy visiting Civil War sites and the fact that it was the joining point of two rivers. Wanted my grand child to be able to put their feet in both rivers. This area is in poor shape. We could drive along the road and park. We were the only people there, but there was plenty of evidence that people go fishing in this area.
The grass has grown up,particularly in the area where it looks like RVs and campsites were. There is a nice plaque describing the fact that Lewis and Clark camped there for 5 days, but if I hadn't walk to the front of the sculpture I would never had seen it. We did get down to the Mississppi, but there is a lot of flood debris in the way.
On the way out we did stop and read the signs in the parking lot at what is suppose to be a rest stop/museum. Did not stop at museum.
I would visit again for the scenic aspect of it, but would make sure there a couple of other people with me.
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