Pillar Rock

Pillar Rock is a unique geologic feature located near the mouth of the Columbia River in Wahkiakum County, Washington.

Pillar Rock's claim to fame is its mention in the Journal of Lewis and Clark. The famous explorers were tasked with finding a route through the western part of the country to the Pacific Ocean. As they were on the cusp of reaching their destination, they mistook the Colorado Estuary for the Pacific Ocean but in reality were still over 20 miles away. Read more on ArcGIS Story Maps.

The GLO website provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than 12 million federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present.
The site also hosts images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records, and is one of the most visited websites in the Department of the Interior. Visit glorecords.blm.gov for more information.

Pillar Rock
The Navigational Marker on Pillar Rock