North Central Idaho is rich in history on its culture and the events that shaped communities throughout the region. Some of this comes alive every summer.
Arts and culture events showcase the vibrant colors and sounds of our communities.
Thousands of people travel Idaho’s U.S. Highway 12 along the Lochsa River every year without noticing the waterfalls created by the sometimes unnamed creeks making their way to the river.
North Central Idaho is a paradise of campgrounds, trailheads, rivers and unique destinations visitors and year-round residents use for a wide range of outdoor activities: mountain biking, camping, fishing, hiking, horse riding, hunting, nature viewing, rafting, four-wheeling, picnicking, scenic driving, boating, and snowmobiling.
Watchers for winged wildlife have many majestic species to choose from in North Central Idaho.
The historic site of a Nez Perce Tribe village, Hells Gate State Park at Lewiston (elevation 733 feet) offers a variety of outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities for visitors to the region.
Winchester State Park offers year-round recreation for fishing, as well as seasonal offerings for outdoor activities and wildlife viewing.
Powwow: an American Indian social gathering or fair usually including competitive dancing; a meeting for discussion.
The Windy Saddle campground, trailhead and scenic viewpoint for the Seven Devils mountains is just 20 miles from Riggins, and accessible by a well-maintained gravel road.
Whitewater rapids on the Snake, Selway, Salmon and Lochsa rivers draw people from throughout the world.
For motorists traveling U.S. Highway 12, the Lolo Pass Visitors Center and Rest Area on the Idaho/Montana border provides a pleasant stop to view the region’s natural and historic treasures.
Did you know Idaho is the size of Great Britain?!
Salmon and steelhead are well-heralded fishing headliners for North Central Idaho. But another game fish, bass is as well a great sport draw for fishermen to the region.
That field of wildflowers looks awfully tempting, doesn’t it?
When visiting North Central Idaho, not every recreation trip need be a major expedition.
Established in 1911, Clearwater County encompasses 2,488 square miles and has its county seat at Orofino.
Besides the breathtaking scenery and catching a glimpse of wildlife, exploring North Central Idaho can be a learning experience.
Idaho County spans the Idaho panhandle and borders three states, but imposing geography sets this area apart from the rest of the United States.
“If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ” ― Michael Crichton
Losses to Melba and Malad brought Grangeville's baseball season to a close during the first two days of play at the 2A state tournament held in Idaho Falls.