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EX PL OR E 2018

Supplement to

EXPERIENCE
North Central
Idaho
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208-746-0483, Lewiston; 208-983-1200, Grangeville
2 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
EVENTS
ELK RIVER
Elk River Annual Spring
Fishing Derby May

SLORA Jet Boat Races
on Elk Creek Reservoir, May
25-27

ATV/UTV & Cycle Fun Run
May 12

ATV/UTV & Cycle Fun Run
June 16

CLEARWATERY
“Thunder in the Mountains”
Fireworks Show July 7

COUNT
Elk River ATV Drag Races
July 21
Welcome. Elk River Days Aug. 10-11
Established in 1911, Clearwater County encompasses
2,488 square miles and has its county seat at Orofino. The Elk River Rec District Fun in
county is named for the Clearwater River whose name was
the Mud, Mud Bog
Competition Sept. 1
translated from the Nez Perce term Koos-Koos-Kai-Kai,
describing clear water. OROFINO
Incorporated cities within Clearwater County include Rotary Crab Feed January
Elk River, Orofino, Pierce and Weippe. The Maniac “The Best Dam
Race in Idaho” June 9

Yearlong golfing events

H A T T O D O? Orofino Golf Course &
Country Club;
W www.orofinogolf.com

Clearwater County Fair and

F E S T IV A L
Orofino Lumberjack Days

W E IP P E C A M A S
Mid-September
www.orofinolumberjackdays.org
ce in
in Weippe takes pla
The Camas Festival on
ent ert ainme nt
es food and
Annual Christmas Festival,
mid-May and includ Ac tivities
urd ay.
Light Parade and Tree
events on Sat
Friday and a mix of
Lighting
n/Walk,
tch ove n cookoff, a Fun Ru
include a Du
December; www.orofino.com

ft and foo d ven do rs, and a
music in the park, cra ment.
horse sho e tourna
PIERCE

20 8-4 35 -43 62 for
Pierce Winter Festival
or call
Visit www.weippe.com
more information.
February

E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O 3
MUSEUMS
UM
STORICAL MUSE
CLEARWATER HI al Museum is in Orofino
storic
The Clearwater Hi story of the
ons on the people and hi
with collecti th the
country, along wi
Clearwater River ate to the Nez
s. Artifacts rel
surrounding region dition,
s and Clark Expe
Perce Tribe, Lewi g), early
g, farming , loggin
industries (minin
d activities.
homesteading an
.;
Operations: y, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m
Tuesday – Saturda
June - September: 1:3 0 to 4:30 p.m.
esday – Saturday,
October - May: Tu um.org .
Co llege Avenue; clearwatermuse
315

ING MUSEUM
BRADBURY LOGG ing Museum in
adbury Logg
The J. Howard Br logging
the history of the
Pierce chronicles e museum
Central Idaho. Th
industry in North ing local
28 log cabin, hous
is located in a 19 hibits.
g artifacts and ex
mining and loggin ber, Fridays
une to mi d-Octo
Operations: mid-J Labor Day,
on to 4 p.m.; after
and Saturdays, no ssion by
on to 4 p.m. Admi
Saturdays only, no
donation.
64-2677.
Main Street, 208-4

OTHER AREA MUSEUMS
Elk River Museum, Community Center, Second and
Main streets, Elk River; open summer hours 10 a.m. to
noon, Saturdays; open holiday weekends or by
appointment; call 208-826-3390 or 208-826-3678.

Weippe Hilltop Heritage Museum, Main Street in old
library, Weippe; open by appointment; contact: 208-
435-9331 or 208-435-4568; or
hilltopheritage@hotmail.com .

4 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
G O L D R U S H H I G H W AY FACT!
ng
and region’s past alo
ce the scenery
Travelers can experien e yearround for
Hi storic Highway, accessibl
The Gold Rush
Idaho has five
stopping places.
d notable interpretive
outdoor recreation an
Native American
junction of U.S.
begins in Greer at the
The 42.5-mile route
tribes:
that provides a
g up the Greer Grade
Highway 12, headin
Coeur d’Alene
r Valley.
view of the Clearwate
Kootenai
access into the
nists, the byway offers
Nez Perce
For outdoor recreatio h hiking, fishing,
r National Forests wit
Shoshone-Bannock
Nez Perce-Clearwate ld Mountain Ski
, hunting, skiing at Ba
Shoshone-Paiute
camping, AT V riding Area near
Pierce.

PHOTOS BY MIKE HAYS
(Left) Indian Grave Creek and (above) Horseshoe Viewpoint.

FACT! K D AY S
L U M B E R J A Cs started on Sept. 28, 1947,
ow wa
The Lumberjack Sh ustry
On Aug. 12, 1805,
ring the lumbering ind
with the idea of furthe tests
members of the
by con
with that of farming,
and way of life, along
Lewis and Clark
.
and skills of the ger
log
that showed the arts
Expedition were
hel d Sep t.
mberjack Days will be
The 2018 Orofino Lu
the first white
has bee n selected, “Timber,
me
13-16. The 2018 the
men to enter what
es.”
Trails & Historic Tal
is now Idaho and
par ade s,
ging show, carnival,
Events include the log
placed the first
d other activit ies .
concessions, food an
American flag into
mberjack day s.o rg
Online at orofinolu
Idaho soil.

E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O 5
TOP 100 BASS
F IS H IN G tions in the
One of the top recreation
loca
ing is Dworshak
EVENTS
nation for best bass fish
r Ah sah ka, on the
Reservoir, located nea
arw ater River.
North Fork of the Cle
PIERCE

ion wid e in the top
Dworshak is known nat
Annual 1860 Days Aug. 3-5

for bas s, according to
100 best places to fish
Annual Holiday Bazaar
s Spo rtsm an Society).
B.A.S.S. (Bass Angler
November

Annual Festival of Trees
December
AM
D W O R S H AighKt-axisDconcrete gravity www.pierce-
weippechamber.com
large stra
Dworshak Dam is a
3,287 feet long. Its
WEIPPE
dam 717 feet hig h and
launches
Weippe
various marinas, boat
construction created
Annual Camas Festival May
oir . Dw orshak
on the reserv
and camping facilities
25-27

of Dw orshak
miles upstream
reservoir extends 53 s, rocky
Wild Weippe Rodeo Aug.
secluded inlets , stream
Dam, with dozens of
17-19
g ideal bas s
g bars creatin
points, stumps and lon
www.pierce-
weippechamber.com
fishing conditions.

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6 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
in our
Kamiah to
Visit the Powell
Upper •
Clearwater Elk City to
River Lapwai
Corridor! in North
Central Idaho
Kamiah Chamber of Commerce
www.kamiahchamber.com
www.facebook.com/kamiahchamber
(208) 935-2290

E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O 7
EVENTS
CRAIGMONT
Citywide yard sale day May 5

May Memorial Day services
11 a.m., at the cemetery

Craigmont June Picnic June
22-24

Thursdays in July Jammin’ in
the
Park concerts, every Thursday
evening;
call 208-924-5432

American Legion November

LEWIS
Breakfast, noon, Nov. 3
Breakfast with Santa at city
hall 9 a.m., December TBA

COUNTY KAMIAH
You’ve arrived. Long Camp Saturday
Lewis County, established in 1911, was named for explorer Farmers’ Market 9 a.m. to 1
Meriwether Lewis and includes 480 square miles with Nez Perce as p.m., April through
its county seat and Kamiah as its largest city. Its population is September/October
3,821 (2010 Census).
Most of Lewis County is within the Nez Perce Indian Reservation Community yard sale May 5
though American Indians make up only about 6 percent of the
county’s population. Glenwood-Caribel Volunteer
Incorporated cities within Lewis County include Craigmont, Fire
Kamiah, Nezperce, Reubens and Winchester. Department pancake breakfast
TBA

ISBA Spring Jam Bluegrass
?
W H AT T O D O
Festival June 1-2

Youth Fishing Derby May/June
MONSTER
HEART OF THE e. For tur
at the center of every cul
Long Camp Classics on the
There is a creation story begins at the
Clearwater June 2
ry of their peo ple
the Nez Perce, the sto of the
A monster was eating all
“Heart of the Monster.” llowing him.
CVRA Parade June 18
the mo nster into swa
animals. Coyote fooled
site
the recorded story at the
Visit this site and hear
CVRA Rodeo June 16-17

. 12 abo ut two mil es upstream from the
located off of U.S t
Clearwater River in eas
bridge that crosses the
Clearwater Christmas Affair-

ps.g ov/ nep e/p lanyou rvisit/visit-the-
Kamiah. www.n
Christmas in July, July 13-14

heart-of-the-monster.htm Clearwater Valley Fly-In July
14

8 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
EVENTS
KAMIAH
41st annual Chief Lookingglass
Powwow Aug. 17-19

Kamiah Free Barbecue Days
Aug. 31/Sept. 1-2

KCPC Youth Zone September
TBA

Riverfront Park
pumpkin carving
Oct. 21

Christmas Light Parade
Nov. 30 CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
GET READY TO HEAR THE SMASHING OF METAL AS COMBINES COLLIDE.

NEZPERCE
Citywide yard sale day
May 12

Nez Perce Prairie Days
July 13-14
C O M B IN E D Er weM O
ek, come Fai
of the Lewis County
Lewis County Fair Sept. 27-30

Every year on Sunday
Combine Derby September
ben din g machines and
er on the metal
enjoy the fun and che the first place spot!
see who can harvest
REUBENS
back into the
donates all this money
Reubens Community Church

The Nezperce Lions
Annual Reubens Sausage
, Lewis County K-9
s such as scholarships
Feed, Spring
community for item zperce Library,
ool athletics fund, Ne
Fund, Nezperce Sch
4-H and FFA clubs.
decorations and local
WINCHESTER
Nezperce Christmas rby to keep up with
Citywide yard sale May 5
page Demolition-De
Memorial-Labor days, visitor Like their Facebook details.
center is open Friday and
Saturday, noon-4 p.m.

ES
T R A I N T R E S T oLrugged ter-
Museum of Winchester
History opens Fridays and
, int
h the wilds of Idaho
Imagine a ride throug
Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m.
ntr yside. Althou gh it may sound
scenic cou
rain, dark canyons and h the trea cherous terrain,
ys traveled throug
as if a band of attorne
Summer programs start at
dle of the Camas
yers Creek in the mid
Winchester Lake and the Wolf
this canyon along Law a Ne z Perce Indian.
ed for
Prairie was actually nam
Education Resource Center

“La wye r” by are a mountain
knamed
Hallalhotsoot was nic -
bative nat . The his
ure
Winchester Days and Rodeo
shrewd mind and com
men because of his vie we d from the
July 7-8
be
railroad trestles can
toric canyon, creek and ween Ferdinand
t at in No rth Central Idaho, bet
historic lookou U.S. Hwy. 95.
Christmas in the Pines at
and Craigmont off
www.visitidaho.org
Winchester Community Center
Nov. 3

Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 8, 6 p.m.

E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O 9
IN GG LA SS
CH IE F LO OKtrailers surround a grass
PO W W OW
dance floor FACT!
Tents, teepees and colorful
a swirl of dance with
that at dusk becomes is array of
The Perine
can Indian s. Th
regalia worn by Ameri Ida ho is
ntral
eting in North Ce
Bridge in Twin
historical customs me ss Pow wow,
ing gla
Kamiah’s Chief Look
Falls is the only
nd in Au gust.
held the third weeke
man-made
travel ers cam e
vendors and
Dance participants,
structure in the
be in Ka mi ah
d many states to
from many tribes an
United States
med for
d fam ilies. The event is na
among friends an
where base
De tails? See
der Looking Glass
Nez Perce military lea om or the
jumping is
www.kamiahchamb er.c
Powwow Fac ebo ok page.
allowed year-
Chief Lookingglass round without a
permit.

PHOTO BY ROBERT MILLAGE
CAMPING IS A POPULAR PASTIME IN LEWIS COUNTY.

FACT! RUN
H O S A CanOd lauLghtOer. WRhat’s not to love?
Chalk dust, running ealth
Kamiah’s HOSA (H
The world's first
alpine skiing Each year, students in run to
color
of America) put on a
Occupation Students fro m
chairlift was
All age s
tional competitions.
fund their trip to na nt.
(and still is)
lar eve
compete in this popu
throughout the region t
For details check ou
located in Sun
.
Valley. Built by
lor -Blast
ok.com/HOSA-Co
https://www.facebo e
Union Pacific
d the ir pag
annual color run: Fin
Riggins also hosts an
Railroad, the
Facebo ok : Co lorTheCanyon
1936 fee was 25 on
cents per ride.

10 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O 11
EVENTS
LEWISTON
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival:
Fourth week in February;
uidaho.edu/jazzfest

Dogwood Festival
Late March through April;
www.lcsc.edu/ce/dogwood

Art Under the Elms
Late April;
visitlcvalley.com/events/art-
under-the-elms-2/

Capital Street Dock Concert
Early July;
beautifuldowntownlewiston.com
PHOTO BY BRAD STINSON
Hot August Nights

NEZ PERCE
Aug. 24-25, 2018;
visitlcvalley.com/events/hot-
august-nights

You’re in for a treat. COUNTY Lewiston Round Up
Sept. 5-8, 2018;
www.lewistonroundup.com
You’ve made it to the perfect destination.
Nez Perce County has a total area of 856 square miles, of
Nez Perce County Fair
Sept. 20-23, 2018;
which 8.2 square miles are water; and its population (2010 www.npcfair.org
Census) is 39,265. The county was named after the Nez Downtown Artwalk
Perce Tribe, and Lewiston served for 22 months as the early October;
territorial capital before it was moved to Boise. The
beautifuldowntownlewiston.com

Clearwater and Snake rivers meet in Lewiston. Pumpkin Palooza
Last weekend of October;
beautifuldowntownlewiston.co
m/pumpkin-palooza/

DO?
(509) 758-7712

W H A T T O or 800-933-2128

CULDESAC
Culdesac Sausage Feed
Usually first Sunday in March
AT E P A R K
H E L L S G AT E S T , Hells Gate State
Culdesac Shebang Days

Nez Perce Tribe village
Second Saturday in June
The historic site of a a variety of outdoor
vation 733 feet) offers
Park at Lewiston (ele itors to the region.
LAPWAI
n opportunities for vis
and indoor recreatio
Lapwai Earth Day Celebration
gliding, helicopter
portunities for hang
Late April; contact:
Visitors can find op d
y, outfitted fishing an
Lapwai City Hall,
tours, Nez Perce histor
(208) 843-2212,
tion are as an d
tional recrea
hunting trips, and na
cityoflapwai.com
trails.
v
drecreationidaho.go
Log onto www.parksan

12 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O 13
14 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
EVENTS GHOST TOURS
ground
Tours and the Under
Idaho History Ghost Lew iston
Hideaways of Histo ric
tow n Lew iston
time? Check out down
Chief Joseph Warrior Memorial
Ready for spoooooky n’s Alley
Powwow
d Mo rga
Lewis Clark Hotel an
and a trip to both the
June 15-17, 2018; contact:
still hau nti ng.
d the ghosts are
where others have sai
Lapwai City Hall, (208)
city ben eat h the
very own citizen-built
843-2212, cityoflapwai.com
Lewiston also has its re com mo np lace
asies and gambling we
streets, where speake
Lapwai Days
a tou r tod ay at
in days gone by. Book
July 14-15, 2018; contact:

urs.com/ tag/ghost-turs.
Lapwai City Hall, (208)
843-2212, cityoflapwai.com Idaho histor yto

Young Nations Youth Powwow
Nov. 17-19, 2018; contact: BASEBALL
Lewiston is
Lapwai City Hall, (208)
lgame! Did you know
Take me out to the bal
843-2212, cityoflapwai.com
NAIA World
ll? It hosts the Avista
a hot-spot for baseba d in May.
annual even to be hel
Lapwai Community Christmas
Series with the 10th ination
five-team, double elim
Tree Lighting

The series features a
Dec. 2, 2018; contact: Lapwai
City Hall, (208) 843-2212, tou ment.
rna
and tickets.
ries.com for schedule
cityoflapwai.com
Log onto naiaworldse
New Year’s Eve Powwow
Dec. 31, 2018

E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O 15
16 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
T H E L E V E Eof
Parkway Trail is part
The Lewiston Levee l
Snake River Nationa
the Clearwater and
ins at the entran ce to
Recreation Trail. It beg
are a in He lls Gate State Park in
the day-use or
13-mile trail on bike
Lewiston. Explore the dli fe
nic an d wil
how about a family pic
e to be fed .
the ducks lov
viewing? Remember, n the
f rather tha
Try grapes cut in hal
on al bre ad for a better option.
tradit
ho.org.
Log onto www.visitida

GOLF
d a variety of golf
Temperate weather an
m. What could be
courses to choose fro
better?
n
head to Bryden Canyo
Take your clubs and an d
Lew isto n Go lf
Public Golf Course,
r to Clarkston to
p ove
Country Club, or ho
urse.
Quail Ridge Golf Co
Check the se out on line.
PHOTO BY GREG SCHMIDT OF MAJESTIC NATURE PHOTOGRAHY

E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O 17
18 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
O N H O R S E BencAe?CTakK
ea
experi
Want a true Western
ure on the
horseback ride advent
e ou t of Culdesac
Winchester Grade. Rid
Call 509-751- 62 99 or e-mail
ride-n-high@ ho tm ail.com.
uired, so pla n this
Reservations are req
adventure now!

A R T & C U LT U RE
h April on
is held eac
Art Under the Elms
College campus.
the Lewis-Clark State
and crafters from
Hundreds of artists
region gather for this
throughout the
popular annual event.
u/ce/aue
Log onto www.lcsc.ed

PHOTO BY DAVID RAUZI

E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O 19
PHOTO BY BRAD STINSON

E AT delicious cuisine
RELAX fountain at
Try some of the area’s Stop by the sculpture
ly service. Check 5 Ma in Street,
and experience friend Brackenbury Square,
60
ou se, KC Burgers & tow n Lew iston.
out Ernie's Steakh while shopping down
ter fro nt Restaurant & tab les are ava ilable
Brews, Roosters Wa Several benches and
Piz za & Pasta or a visit with frie nds.
Bar, Zany's, Antonio's for a picnic lunch or
gre at area eateries.
number of other

SEE TOUR
tterfly garden rs, oh, my! Well,
Check out the new bu Tigers, lions and bea
, ma intained by wildlife! Tour the
Eaves Arbo retum at least some Idaho
y. Take the Wildlife Habitat
Modie Park Co nserva tor seven-acre Lewiston
te Veteran’s Fish and Game
path north of Idaho Sta adjacent to the Idaho
Lewiston. Warner Ave.
Home, 821 21st Ave., headquarters, 1600

PHOTO BY GREG SCHMIDT MAJESTIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
WINTER SPIRIT h
FACT!
a cold night than wit
Where better to be on sic?
an d mu
ts, hot chocolate
friends, beautiful ligh
Idaho's Capitol
Lo com oti ve
g, check out
If that sounds invitin
Building is the
gh
Park in Lew iston Thanksgiving throu
only one in the
to flashi ng
ized music plays
United States
Christmas. Synchron the par k
grams take place at
heated by
lights and several pro vie w the
lk through an d
geothermal
where people can wa
sights.
water. The hot
om.
See www.winterspirit.c
water is tapped
and pumped
from a source
3,000 feet
underground.

PHOTO BY (LEFT) GREG SCHMIDT

FACT!
Idaho is called
the "Gem State", WIN BIG s win big
e a chance and perhap
Do you feel lucky? Tak
because nearly
er Casino. Th e eve nt center
at the Clearwater Riv
every known
t and bar as we ll as a hotel.
offers a full restuaran
type of gemstone
iety of gre at local
place for a var
The casino is also the
has been found in
goo d tim es. Past
ge crowds for
concerts that draw lar
the state of
Rim es, Th e Oak
ed Leanne
concerts have includ
Idaho. More than
d Ma rty Stu art.
Ridge Boys an
72 different
l 20 8-7 46 -5733
ays 12/95, cal
precious and
Located on U.S. Highw asi no .co m.
or log on to crc
semiprecious
gemstones are
mined from
Idaho.
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HUNGRY? T PLACE
OU’RE IN T HE RIGH
Y
Nez Perce County is
plentiful in mouth-watering
dining options.
’S S T E A K HOUSE
y. Ernie’s Steak
ER N IE
ws in the LC Valle
One of the best vie for drinks and a
e and 41 Club is the perfect place
Ho us finest steak and
oned as one of the
steak. Often menti off make sure yo
er, u
ts Lewiston has to
seafood restauran n or call 208-476-
2305 Nez Perce Drive in Lewisto
stop by
4141.

& BREWS
K C B U R G EhoRwSto do them. Choose the local
Burgers - they know ur patty with any-
te or be ad venturous and top yo
favori
gravy.
Cheese to brown
thing from Mac & or call 208-413-
Road in Lewiston
Drop by 541 Thain
7344.

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l views an e lik
with menu items
t off ers an exc iting atmosphere t
ran rinated to bring ou
Ste ak Calyp so - a tender sirloin ma this
the pular steak. Yes,
ld caribb ean fla vors, their most po ark -
mi 10 Port Way Cl
iou s gem is loc ated in WA on 10
delic re or call 509-7 -
51
n, bu t we still ha d to share. Drive the
sto
0155.

Z A N Y Gth theRpeArfectZatmEosphere. It’s a great
Family-friendly wi offers unique menu
rs and a shake but
place for fries, burge They also offer Te
x
are craving variety.
items in case you d fresh ma de daily
Nicholas Garcia an
Mex items by Chef Locat ed on 2004 19th
shi platters to-go.
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NORTH!
ALOUSE.
TO THE P
• The word Palouse comes from the name of the specimen in May 2005, proving that the giant is still
major village of the Palouse Indians. The name is around, just hard to find.
from the Sehaptin word for the village, “palus”, which •The Codger Pole is the tallest chain saw carving in
means “something sticking down in the water.” The the world, standing 65 feet tall. The pole
village was located at the confluence of the Palouse commemorates a 1988 reunion football game
and Snake Rivers, where a large rock was sticking between Colfax and the town of St. John. The
down in the water. original game was played in 1938, and replayed in
•The Giant Palouse Earthworm was first unearthed 1988 by those players still around after 50 years. The
by Frank Smith near Pullman in 1897. These giant pole has depictions of the players of the game.
earthworms can grow to 3 feet in length, and live in • Rock Lake is the largest body of water in Whitman
the deep, rich soils of the Palouse bunchgrass prairies. County. Legend has it that a cave along the banks
The worm is named Driloleirus, which means “lily- contains a moonshine still. Several boxcars of new
like worm,” reflecting the peculiar flowery aroma it Model-T Fords are reportedly at the bottom of the
emits when handled. Until recently, the last lake, victims of a train wreck around 1908. Divers
confirmed sighting of the elusive worm was in 1986. have never been able to locate them.
A University of Idaho graduate student found a Facts from: www.palousescenicbyway.org

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EVENTS
GRANGEVILLE
Border Days July 4-6, Idaho’s
oldest
rodeo;
grangevilleborderdays.org
Summer Concert Series, July-
August
www.grangevilleidaho.com
208-983-0460
Farmers Market July 1 -
Sept./Oct.
Octoberfest, Sept. 28-29
PHOTO BY ROBERT MILLAGE
CLEARWATER

IDAHO COUNTY
Ground Hog Feed Feb. 4
Elk City Wagon Road Days,
July 21-22

COTTONWOOD
Raspberry Festival Aug. 5
This is what you’ve been wating for... at the Monastery of St.
Idaho County spans the Idaho panhandle and borders three
Gertrude
www.myraspberryfestival.org
states, but imposing geography sets this area apart from the rest
of the United States. The famous Lewis and Clark Expedition
Idaho County Fair August 15-
18
in 1805 found a struggle in the Bitterroot Mountains, near the www.idahocountyfair.org
present-day Montana state line. To the west, the Snake River
carved the continent’s deepest river gorge – Hells Canyon –
ELK CITY
Elk City Days Aug. 10-11
which today separates Idaho County from Washington and
Oregon. Within this vast region, the Snake, Salmon and
KOOSKIA
Clearwater rivers and tributaries fostered the Nimi’ipuu, the
Taste of the Clearwater June
23
Nez Perce people, in ancient times. Idaho County’s eight towns Kooskia Days Aug. 3-4
and 18 smaller communities are home to 16,000 people.
RIGGINS
Salmon River Jet Boat Races
April
?
W H AT T O D O
www.facebook.com/SalmonRi
verJetBoatRaces
Riggins Rodeo May 5-6
www.rigginsrodeo.com
CK
B A B Y F A C EStateRHigOhway 14 on the way to Big Water Blowout River
ide
The baby-face carving bes
Festival
in.
ny stories regarding its orig
June 2;
Elk City has inspired ma a small
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up a narrow draw bes ide
Located less than 100 feet s. Th e rock
eye level and hard to mis
Hot Summer Nights July 28
creek, the carving is at
www.rigginshotsummernights
ite Cre ek.”
29” and the name, “Gran
.com
also bears the date, “19 hw ay 14
travel east on U.S. Hig
To find the face carving,
Salmon Run a half-marathon,
n start
mile marker 21 and the
Sept. 8
toward Elk City. Look for
www.facebook.com/rigginssal
stra ight up the
w with a trail leading
watching for a brushy dra
monrun
dra w.
a pullout across from the
bank. There is a hint of
Farmers’ Market July through
October.

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EVENTS C A M P IN G
luding 4.5
es of public land, inc
With 35 million acr t difficult
ted wilderness, it’s no
million acres of protec
STITES
. RV ing , tenting,
g spot in Idaho
to find a great campin
Stites Days July 14-15

kya rd. Get out
ht in Idaho’s bac
yurts and more are rig to check
WHITE BIRD
pla ces
Idaho stars. A few
and relax under the visitid aho .org
out camping spo ts:
White Bird Rodeo June 15-16
www.whitebirdrodeo.com.
Annual 1860 Days Aug. 3-5
R A F T IN G
e protected by a
Annual Holiday Bazaar
variety of rivers, som
Idaho County has a
November
o of the deepest
nic” designation. Tw
federal “Wild and Sce Idaho County’s
erica are located within
Annual Festival of Trees
gorges in North Am erica is Hells
t canyon in North Am
December
borders. The deepes wer Salmon
Snake River. The Lo
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Canyon, carved by the ence.
a deep canyon experi
River gorge also offers
d here are the
WEIPPE
itewater rivers locate
Two other famous wh
Annual Camas Festival
ich con verge at Lowell
chsa rivers wh
rugged Selway and Lo
May 25-27
r River.
Fork of the Clearwate
Wild Weippe Rodeo to form the Middle
Aug. 17-19
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30 E X P L O R E N O RT H C E N T R A L I D A H O
D IN G
P IT T S B U R G L A N
Once an expansive Native American village Permits are required year-round for private
site, today Pittsburgh Landing is popular for river trips. For more information, visit the
river access and camping. Visit the Wallowa Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Whitman National Forest website for more Call Hell's Canyon NRA, 208-628-3916 or
information about the Hells Canyon Salmon River Ranger District, 208-839-2211
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S C E N IC D R IV ES
enic Byway is Idaho’s longest
ge Sc
Northwest Passa route Lewis
2 miles, follows the
byway, which at 20 l Idaho.
ough North-Centra
and Clark took thr
gh y 12 at
wa
te begins on U.S. Hi
This picturesque rou water River
iates the curvy Clear
Lewiston, and negot one section
the byway splits with
Canyon. At Kooskia, the Camas
te Highway 13 toward
heading south on Sta er segment
of Grangeville. Anoth
Prairie and the town Fork of the
12 along the Middle
continues east on US d Scenic River,
d the Lochsa Wild an
Clearwater River, an Lolo Pass
ss concluding at the
through the wilderne
Visitor Center.

ACES
J E T B OlmonARiTver R
Jet Boat Races occu
r
The annual Sa , call the
ns. For information
each April in Riggi 8-628-3778.
of Commerce at 20
Riggins Chamber low it on
insidaho.com or fol
Online at www.rigg Facebook.

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HUNGRY?
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Idaho County residents recently voted for their
favorites:

S E A S O N ofShomemade cuisine to choose
With a variety
te place for both
staurant is a favori
from, Seasons Re go or sit down for
Grab a burger to
locals and visitors. is located at 124
breakfast. Seasons
a steak dinner or 20 8-983-4203.
Grangeville. Call
West Main Street,

THE HANG O U T tots
burgers,
and taco salad to
ips
From fish and ch is the place to
nw oo d’s The Hang Out
and wraps, Cotto part of the at-
es an computers are
be. Free WiFi, gam a meeting or party
.
as a great spot for
mosphere as well 62-7383.
Street or call 208-9
Stop by 603 Front

C R E M A esCas weAll Fas smEoothies, teas, Italian
Coffee specialiti
a Cafe. Hold on,
abundant at Crem
sodas and more are homemade treats,
get the variety of
though — don’t for sy coffee shop at
eet. Stop by the bu
both savory and sw call 208-983-0490
.
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111 N. College Str

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Who doesn’t en
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FISHING
FACT!
tion,
best fishing in the na
Idaho is famous for
Idaho has some of the
osk and
potatoes, producing
ia
no different. Near Ko
and Idaho County is
about one-third of
be one of the
r River is known to
Stites, the Clearwate
the potatoes grown
eek flows
all of Idaho. Kelly Cr
in the United States.
best fishing spots in r, quieter
River and is a smalle
The first potato in
into the Clearwater e real
d anglers to enjoy som
America was
area for fly fishers an are here,
planted in New
mon, but great trout
quality fishing. No sal
Hampshire, in 1719.
tive Cutthroat. Visit
including Idaho's na
Henry Harmon
visitidaho.org
Spalding brought the
potato to Lapwai,
Idaho, in 1836, to
help the Nez Perce
tribe grow their own
food.

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FACT!
H U N T IN G
d more.
r, wolves, turkeys an
At 7,993 feet
Moose, deer, elk, bea e among
pas tim
deep, Hells
unty is a popular
Hunting in Idaho Co alike.
Canyon in
western Idaho is locals an d visito rs
on hu nti ng, log
and details
For maps, regulations
the deepest river
nti ng an d “br ag
For stories on hu
onto idfg.idaho.gov
gorge in North
tyfree pre ss.com .
w.idahocoun
America. (Grand
Canyon of boards,” check out ww
Arizona is only
about 6,000 feet
deep)

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overview and
For a great historical
the Mo nastery of St. Gertrude
experience, visit ats,
in Cottonwood. Retre
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concerts, chapel and in the
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