Visitors Guide

Rhoades Emmanuel Memorial Museum

The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, located on the campus of the Monastery of St. Gertrude, holds collections of artifacts that tell the story of the Camas Prairie and surrounding areas including the history of the monastery, gold mining, the Nez Perce, and early settlement, as well as local characters such as Polly Bemis and Buckskin Bill.

May 24, 2017 8:53 a.m. read more..

Hells Canyon with the Killgores

Hells Canyon might be God’s best kept hideaway if you’re a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb.

May 24, 2017 8:26 a.m. read more..

County Guides




Waterfalls along U.S. Highway 12

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.

May 23, 2017 11:38 a.m. read more..

Lay of the Land: What to do outdoors in North Central Idaho

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.

May 23, 2017 11:33 a.m. read more..

Hells Gate State Park

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.

May 23, 2017 11:20 a.m. read more..

Windy Saddle, Heavens Gate Lookout

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.

May 23, 2017 10:47 a.m. read more..

Lolo Pass Vistors Center

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.

May 23, 2017 10:24 a.m. read more..

Clearwater County

Established in 1911, Clearwater County encompasses 2,488 square miles and has its county seat at Orofino.

May 23, 2017 9:17 a.m. read more..

Idaho County

Idaho County spans the Idaho panhandle and borders three states, but imposing geography sets this area apart from the rest of the United States.

May 22, 2017 9:10 a.m. read more..

Museums of Clearwater County

“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

May 22, 2017 9:05 a.m. read more..

Nez Perce National Historical Parks

For thousands of years, the mountains and rivers of this region were home to the Nez Perce people. With the creation of the Nez Perce National Historic Park, sites across the Idaho countryside now celebrate the legends, history, and ways of the Nez Perce.

May 19, 2017 11:59 a.m. read more..

Waterfalls along U.S. Highway 12

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.

June 17, 2016 10:55 a.m. read more..

Discover Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon might be God’s best kept hideaway if you’re a hiker seeking solitude, a fit hunter pursuing game or an angler hoping to catch smallmouth bass, steelhead and sturgeon until your arms are numb.

June 9, 2016 2:04 p.m. read more..

World-class river draws rafters, crowds for thrills, antics

“It’s just coming to the Lochsa River for Memorial Day Weekend to go boating. It’s been the most popular weekend for decades, mainly because it coincides with the highest flow on the Lochsa and it is a holiday weekend allowing people to have the time to come out.”

May 25, 2016 6 a.m. read more..

Automatic machinery now tags, clips hatchery smolts

It’s no secret that Idaho steelhead and salmon anglers rely on hatcheries for fish that they can take home and eat, and anglers can identify “keepers” because a small fin on their back is removed when the fish are young. The clipped adipose fin does not grow back – letting anglers identify hatchery fish for harvest. What’s less known is how the fins get clipped.

May 25, 2016 6 a.m. read more..

Waterfalls along U.S. Highway 12

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.

May 6, 2016 midnight read more..

Osprey viewing in region; efforts to enhance habitat on man-made structures

Watchers for winged wildlife have many majestic species to choose from in North Central Idaho. Among the birds to be seen within the region is the osprey (“fish hawks” or “fish eagles”), and both private and public efforts have helped to encourage this population to thrive and co-exist among humanity’s structures.

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County guide – Nez Perce

Initially organized by the Territorial Legislature of Washington in 1861, Nez Perce County was established February 4, 1864 by the Idaho Territorial Legislature with its county seat at Lewiston.

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County guide - Lewis

Lewis County, established in 1911, was named for explorer Meriwether Lewis and includes 480 square miles with Nez Perce as its county seat and Kamiah as its largest city. Its population is 3,821 (2010 Census).

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County guide - Idaho

Idaho County spans the Idaho panhandle and borders three states, but imposing geography sets this area apart from the rest of the United States. The famous Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805 found a struggle in the Bitterroot Mountains, near the present-day Montana state line.

May 6, 2016 midnight read more..

Day hikes within the region

When visiting North Central Idaho, not every recreation trip need be a major expedition. The region offers multiple trails for a day excursion to enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty.

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Museums of Clearwater County

Clearwater County offers a rich story of history in the building and expanding of the Gem State. Those stories are told in the region’s museums.

May 6, 2016 midnight read more..

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