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2012 Eastern Idaho A Recreational Playground

2013


Idaho at 150 March 4, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the creation of Idaho Territory by President Abraham Lincoln.

“Essential Idaho: 150 Things that Make the Gem State Unique.” The exhibit will open on March 4, 2013 and will run through December 31, 2013 at the State Historical Society Museum at 610 N. Julia Davis Drive in Boise.

On the morning of March 4, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln (Idaho has a county named for him) signed a congressional act creating Idaho Territory. On July 3, 1890, President Benjamin Harrison (Idaho has a city and a street in Boise named for him) signed a congressional act establishing Idaho as the 43rd state. The 27-year territorial era between those two presidential signatures was perhaps the most significant quarter century in Idaho’s history, shaping who we are as a state today. Visit www.history.idaho.gov for Community Events or Check with your local Chamber of Commerce.


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Idaho Travel and Recreation Directory is published annually and distributed through chambers of commerce, tourist information centers, select hotels, restaurants, advertisers, mail requests and request from the website. For advertising rates, contact: Idaho Travel and Recreation Directory P.O. Box 6707, Boise, ID 83707 phone: (800) 525-1166 or (208) 377-0226 fax: (208) 321-0141 e-mail: info@travel-recreation.com website: www.travel-recreation.com We have made every attempt to ensure the information contained herein is accurate. However, the information may have changed since publication of this directory. Always verify information prior to travel. Maps are provided for general reference only; please consult the official Idaho Map or other detailed map for accurate distances and geographic features. We are interested in receiving notices of Idaho community events and photographs so we may include them in the next directory. There is no charge for listing events. We encourage reader contributions in the form of letters, articles, photographs, information and suggestions. Editorial opinions, articles, stories, illustrations and advertisements are not necessarily the opinions of the publishers or the staff. Liability for errors or omission that compromise the overall impact of an advertisement is limited to a correct insertion in the next publication at no charge. Copyright Š 2012/2013 by Rite-Way Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Kay Clover Rapid River Wilderness (photo courtesy Salmonriverphotos.com)

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Welcome to Idaho Welcome to Idaho, where a combination of beauty and diversity make this state a great place to visit, live and play. Adjacent to Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho boasts a variety of landscapes from forests to deserts, and rugged mountains to broad farmlands. Outdoor recreation is a vital part of Idaho culture. Home to premier ski resorts, white-water rafting and camping, the wilderness calls to visiting explorers. Hell’s Canyon and the Salmon River boast some of North America’s finest rafting and kayaking opportunities with Riggins as the state’s informal white-water capital. Don’t miss Shoshone Falls which plunges down rugged cliffs from a height greater than that of Niagara Falls. The Craters of the Moon and the Bruneau Sand Dunes offer unique desert beauty. Idaho is home to diverse wildlife, which can be found anywhere in the state. Visit Idaho’s many parks, wildlife preserves and recreation areas to see the beauty of our undisturbed wilderness. Bring your camera, picture-perfect vistas abound! The Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area offers fascinating displays and exhibits featuring local birds of prey in the Boise area. Hunting and fishing are popular activities, bring out your inner mountain man and secure that trophy deer, elk, trout or salmon. Boise, the state capital, is Idaho’s cultural and business

center. Find museums, parks, boutique shopping and family recreation here. Walk or bike Boise’s beautiful Green Belt or float the river in the summer. In the winter, ski the local mountain or visit Boise’s unique downtown shops and restaurants. Take in a concert or play for a little culture. In northern Idaho, visit the Coeur d’ Alene and Post Falls area for a taste of resort life. Idaho is proud of its diverse and fascinating history. Many different peoples have made Idaho their home, with the tribes of the Nez Perce, Coeur d’Alene, Shoshone and Bannock peoples being the first. The Idaho gold rushes brought miners, trappers, Chinese workers and missionaries to the state. Idaho became a safe haven for people seeking freedom from discrimination, such as Mormons, Irish and African Americans. The Basque people from the Iberian peninsula in Spain and southern France came to Idaho, offering hard work and perseverance in exchange for opportunity. One of the largest Basque communities in the U.S. is in Boise, with a Basque museum and festival held annually in the city. With its cultural diversity, natural beauty, small town charm and city activities, Idaho has much to offer visitors any time of the year. Many places boast quality of life. We live it. So discover Idaho and our adventures in living, working and playing.

State Facts Nickname: State Motto:

Esto Perpetua “Let it be Perpetual”

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83,642 square miles

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Approx.1,584,985 Boise; Approx. pop. 214,264

Highest Point:

Mt. Borah 12,662 feet

Lowest Point:

Snake River 710 feet

State Gemstone:

Star Garnet

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Western White Pine Syringa Mountain Bluebird Appaloosa


Contents Farmer’s Market Page - 93 Guides & Outfitters of Idaho - 50 Idaho at 150 - Inside Front Cover Idaho’s Finest Golf Courses - 16 Idaho State Facts - 2 Idaho Super 8 Hotels - 50 RV Parks & Campgrounds - 94-95 Region 1 - 4 Region 2 - 17 Region 3 - 28 Region 4 - 51 Region 5 - 61 Region 6 - 70 Region 7 - 83 Albion 52 American Falls 94 Arco 86 Ashton 71 Balanced Rock 52 Bayview 5 Bear Lake 62 Blackfoot 62 Boise 29 Boise State University 31 Bonners Ferry 5 Bruneau Canyon 34 Buhl 52 Burley 53 Caldwell 34 Cascade 34 Challis 84 City of Rocks 53 Clayton 85 Clearwater Battlefield 18 Coeur d’Alene 6 Coolin 10 Council 36 Craigmont 18 Crouch 93 Declo 53 Dixie 18 Donnelly 36 Downey 63 Driggs 71 Eagle 36 Eastport 8 Elk City 18 Elk River 19 Emmett & Gem County 37 Fairfield 85 Felt 71, 79 Filer 94 Fort Boise 37

Fruitland 37 Garden Valley 38 Glenns Ferry 39 Gooding 53 Grace 63 Grand Teton National Park 72 Grand View 40 Grangeville 19 Hagerman 55 Hailey 90 Harrison 7 Hayden Lake 7 Hells Canyon 19 & 40 Homedale 42 Idaho City 41 Idaho Falls 72 Inkom 64 Irwin 75 Island Park 74 Jackpot, NV 53 Jerome 55 Kamiah 20 Kellogg 7 Ketchum 90 Kingston 7 King Hill 31, 39, 90 Kooskia 21 Kuna 42 Lake Cascade 36 Lake Pend Oreille 8 Lava Hot Springs 64 Lewis & Clark Route 21 Lewiston Overlook 21 Lewiston 22 Lost River Valleys 86 Lowman 42 Mackay 87 Malad City / Oneida County 65 Mammoth Cave 55 Marsing 42 McCall 42 Melba 43 Meridian 43 Mini-Cassia 55 Montpelier 65 Moscow 22 Mountain Home 44 Nampa 44 New Meadows / Meadows Valley 44 Newdale 77 Newport 8 Newdale 23 Nezperce 23 Nez Perce National Historical Park 23

Nordman 8 Oakley 56 Oldtown 8 Orofino 23 Osburn 8 Payette Lake 42 Pierce 23 Pinehurst 95 Plummer 8 Pocatello 65 Porthill 8 Post Falls 9 Potlatch 24 Preston 66 Priest Lake 9 Priest River 10 Red River 18 Reubens 18 Rexburg 76 Rigby 77 Riggins 24 Ririe 77 River of No Return 88 Rupert 53 St. Anthony 77 St. Maries 10 Sagle 11 Salmon 87 Sandpoint 10 Selkirk Loop 11 Shoshone Falls 56 Shoshone Ice Caves 56 Silver Country 11 Silver Valley 11 Soda Springs 66 Stanley 89 Sun Valley 90 Swan Valley 75 Teton Valley 78 Tetonia 71 The Coeur d’Alenes Old Muission 8 Thousand Springs 54 Twin Falls 57 University Of Idaho 22 Victor 78 Wallace 11 Weippe 24 Weiser 45 Wendell 95 White Bird 24 Wilder 45 Winchester 18 Yellowstone Teton Territory 79 Yellow Pine 45 IdahoTravelRecreation.com •

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Bonners Ferry from South (photo courtesy Gary Lirette, Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce)

Bayview

Located 30 miles north of Coeur d’Alene. Bayview, located at Idlewild Bay on the south end of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake, provides a home for several marinas and resorts. The view is spectacular since the bay is surrounded on three sides by tree covered mountains. Look for mountain goats which inhabit the high cliffs of the opposite shore. Bayview has a group of interesting rock structures along its waterfront. Each unit has a small door in front but no windows, giving the resemblance to cells dating from some unknown time. Bayview is a complete resort village catering to the outdoor enthusiast in North Idaho’s most scenic area. Fall hunting offers deer, bear, elk, grouse, ducks and geese. This is one of the nation’s most fabulous fishing areas. It is home to the world’s record Kamloop Rainbow Trout. The Bayview area offers the finest in hiking, sightseeing, sailing and power boating. Bayview’s public launch allows boaters and anglers easy access to the lake. Swimming is best in July and August. For water-ski enthusiasts, Idlewild Bay is a good water-skiing area. The town is a neighbor of Farragut State Park, originally Farragut Naval Training Station during World War II. Today, not much remains of the training center. However, visitors are invited to view pictures and displays in the park headquarters which depict the station in its heyday. Restaurant, RV and overnight accommodations are available. Many of the Bayview facilities are open year-round for your convenience. Bayview, North Idaho’s playground on Lake Pend Oreille, welcomes you to visit. E-mail: coszi25990@juno.com or visit our website www.bayviewidaho.org

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Bonners Ferry

Located in Boundary County 30 miles N. of Sandpoint and 30 miles S. of the Canadian border on U.S. 95 / U.S. 2. Located in beautiful Northern Idaho the “Gem” community of Bonners Ferry is also Idaho’s Northern International Gateway. This area is blessed by a natural environment with quiet streams, serene lakes and majestic forested mountains with an abundance of wildlife. Fishing, wildlife viewing, biking, river rafting, horseback riding, hunting, hiking, camping, skiing, ice skating and snowmobiling are some of the recreational opportunities in our four distinct seasons. Meandering through the middle of the county is the Kootenai River and valley where rich farm lands produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, hay, wheat and barley and is home of the Anheuser Busch hops fields. Our climate is among the most ideal for the growing of ornamental and Christmas trees. Bonners Ferry has a small town atmosphere where you can conduct shopping, legal matters and business in a few square blocks. Known as the “gateway” to Canada and all points East, Bonners Ferry is headquarters of the International Selkirk Loop for touring vacationers. The Loop was featured in Sunset Magazine in 2001 and 2002. Those with more indoor interests can visit the nearby casino for gaming, dining, swimming and overnight stay. Many other overnight accommodations and restaurants are available as well. Just five miles from town is the 3,000 acre Kootenai Wildlife Refuge where one can spot moose, elk, deer, bear, bald eagles, ducks, heron and geese. East of Bonners Ferry on U.S. 2 is the Moyie River Canyon Bridge and overlook. At 600 feet above the canyon this bridge is among the highest in Idaho. The downtown business district and Main Street has been revitalized with new sidewalks, streets, street lights and other upgrades. Our Visitor Center is open spring, summer and fall and in winter answers questions concerning vacations or relocation. For more information phone (208) 267-5922. E-mail address is info@bonnersferrychamber.com or visit our website at www.bon nersferrychamber.com

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Coeur d’Alene

(photo courtesy Coeur d’Alene Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau)

Coeur d’Alene is accessible by I-90, State Highway 97 and U.S. Highway 95. The Coeur d’Alene area is surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers of the ice age. There are more than 55 lakes within easy driving distance of Coeur d’Alene, but none more scenic and full of activities than Lake Coeur d’Alene itself. Coeur d’Alene is accessible by I-90, State Highway 97 and U.S. Highway 95. The city of Coeur d’Alene, located on the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Coeur d’Alene is known as a four season destination for its lakes, rivers, mountains and beautiful summer weather. There’s something magical about Lake Coeur d’Alene that’s hard to define, but it begins with the spectacular North Idaho sunsets and moonrises, the plunge of an osprey after a fish, and the glowing lights of downtown Coeur d’Alene reflecting across its waters at night. Coeur d’Alene is known for its picturesque waterfront where travelers can find a beautiful beach and park, public docks, cruise boats, the world’s longest floating boardwalk, seaplane rides, parasailing, jet ski and boat rides, shopping, restaurants, a museum, lakeside lounges, a world class resort and a nature trail, all within walking distance of downtown parking. Fishing, camping, hiking, snowmobiling, theme and water parks and downhill skiing are also available. Coeur d’Alene is easy to get to, but hard to leave.

Brooks Seaplane Service

See Beautiful North Idaho By Air. Experience the wonder and excitement of a seaplane flight over the breathtaking beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene, which has been rated as “one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.” Brooks Seaplane Service has been providing these “fun flights” for visitors and local residents for over 30 years and the owner has operated off the end of the Coeur d’Alene city dock since 1946. His son Grant has followed in dad’s footsteps and they form a team that offers a variety of sightseeing flights. Their basic sightseeing flight is “The Lake Coeur d’Alene Loop Flight.” This “fun flight” takes you over 125 miles of Lake Coeur d’Alene shoreline and is approximately a 20 minute flight. You’ll see the Chain Lakes, The Coeur d’Alene and St. Joe Rivers and Lake Chatcolet. The return flight takes you over Beauty Bay, Fernan Lake and the city of Coeur d’Alene. The price is $60.00 for adults and $30.00 for children. Brooks Seaplane Service also offers an extended scenic flight “The Pend Oreille/Hayden Lake Flight.” The flight is a 45 minute excursion and covers 80 miles to Lake Pend Oreille and back. The price is $90.00 per passenger. For further information, contact Brook’s Seaplane Service at (208) 664-2842 or (208) 772-9059 or (208) 772-5649.

See Beautiful North Idaho By Air

(208) 664-2842 • (208) 772-9059 (208) 772-5649 www.brooks-seaplane.com 6

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(photo courtesy Brooks Seaplane)


HARRISON Located 28 miles south of Interstate 90 on the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene Scenic Byway – Hwy. 97. Visitors arrive by boat, car, bicycle, and even ATV. This is a favorite stop for cyclists exploring the 73-mile Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, a paved recreational trail that stretches across Idaho from Plummer to Mullan, and a variety of bicycles can be rented here. At one time, a rough-and-tumble logging town, Harrison still sports remnants of its colorful past. A collection of relics from as early as 1890 are displayed at The Crane House Museum, and across the street, The Harrison Building, constructed in 1917, has been renovated and houses an espresso shop, restaurant, tavern, gift shop, salon and design studio, and an art gallery that represents the works of numerous Northwest artists. Relax at the city park in the town’s historic district overlooking the lake, where musicians entertain on stage during community events. In the early 1900s, Harrison was a main port for the big passenger steamers that navigated Lake Coeur d’Alene. The community remains a port, but now for the many pleasure boats that ply the water on the southern end of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Kayak, canoe and powerboat rentals are available along with skis and tubes. Visitors can arrange for guided flat-water kayak tours on nearby lakes, including overnight camping trips. Activities in Harrison include water sports and bird watching at the adjacent Thompson Lake Wildlife Refuge where nesting osprey are abundant. The general store includes a deli and bakery where fresh bread and sweets are prepared daily. Community celebrations are scheduled throughout the summer and fall, starting with the June Bug Craft Fair & Pig in the Park and ending with Winterfest the second Saturday of December. For more information and events, contact Harrison Chamber of Commerce at (208) 699-2228 or www.harrisonidaho.org.

Hayden Lake

Located four miles north of Coeur d’Alene on U.S. Hwy. 95. Both Hayden Lake and the town which bears its name draw visitors year-round. While the lake provides adventure for fishermen and swimmers through its camping, boating facilities and beaches, the town of Hayden Lake provides for those ‘relaxing’ needs with everything from groceries and gasoline to fine restaurant meals.

Kellogg

Located about 70 miles east of Spokane, WA and 35 miles east of Coeur d’Alene, The Silver Valley is the Silver Capitol of the World. Tourists visiting Kellogg can look forward to many attractions. Kellogg is home to the World’s Longest Gondola, Idaho’s oldest standing building, and the Staff House Museum. In Kellogg, winter means downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and crosscountry skiing. Silver Mountain boasts some of the West’s premier terrain along with a family tubing park featuring 2,200 vertical feet of skiing across some 1,500 acres of terrain.

Cabins • Restaurant • Full Bar Right On The Coeur d’Alene River 5927A Old River Road • Kingston, ID 83839

(208) 682-2698 • (877) 670-5927 www.countrylaneresort.com

Staff House Museum (Shoshone County Mining and Smelting Museum, photo courtesy Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce) The City of Kellogg and local volunteers feature The Christmas Lighting Festival with caroling, old fashioned sleigh rides, a parade, a wide variety of crafts and foods and a spectacular fireworks show. The Trail of the Coeur d’ Alenes has become a destination for visitors from around the U.S. and Canada. The 73 miles of paved path travels through the Silver Valley giving riders and walkers a view of the area scenery and wildlife unavailable from I-90. The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes remains groomed for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing all winter long. For the more adventuresome, hiking trails and a vast network of mountain bike trails criss-crossing the area’s breathtaking peaks and valleys. During the summer season, (May through September) tourists can journey through one of the many distinct museums that the area offers. The Staff House Museum is the Shoshone County Mining and Smelting Museum offering tours, history and mineral exhibits. Shoshone County, also has a variety of adventures such as camping, hunting, fishing, floating the river on a beautiful summer day and berries of all types in the fall. For more information, please give the Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce a call at (208) 784-0821 or visit their website at www. silvervalleychamber.com

Kellogg, ID

(208) 786-4261

Vacation Homes

Kellogg

Toll Free:

(800) 435-2588

Starting at $60 a night Visit our website: kelloggvacationhomes.com

Alpine Country Store & RV Park WiFi • Full Hook-Ups • Pull Throughs • Showers Restrooms • Laundry • Convenience Store • Gas

(208) 772-4305

10 Miles North Of Coeur d’Alene On Hwy. 95, 5 Miles South Of Silverwood

17568 N. Hwy. 95 • Hayden Lake, ID

www.nirvpark.com

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The Coeur d’Alenes Old Mission

Located in Cataldo on I-90. Built seven years before the first permanent non-Indian settlement, The Coeur d’Alenes Old Mission is the oldest standing building in Idaho. Jesuit missionaries and members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe worked together to build this mission, which is a Historical Landmark open to the public. A living landmark, The Coeur d’Alenes Old Mission offers a visitor/ interpretive center, guided tours, trails, picnic facilities and a host of special events throughout the season, including the Historic Skills Fair which is held on the second Sunday of each July.

Lake Pend Oreille

Located between Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene on State Hwy. 95. Idaho’s “Inland Sea,” Lake Pend Oreille stretches for miles across some of the state’s wildest and loveliest back country. The lake offers year‑round recreation, drawing visitors for boating, fishing and swimming in the summer, and ice‑fishing and snowmobiling in the winter. Wildlife abounds in this area. Occasional sightings of such elusive creatures as bighorn sheep, bear and moose­­­, as well as more common inhabitants such as deer and elk, have been enjoyed by outdoorsmen. Off-shore, Lake Pend Oreille is a fisherman’s dream. Miles and miles of crystal blue waters (at depths up to 1,100 feet deep) are home to rainbow and bull trout of world‑record proportions. Kokanee, Mackinaw, perch, bluegill and bass round out the lakes diverse aquatic population. For boaters and water-skiers, the lake is a wide‑open waterway allowing for unhindered motion across its glassy surface. Well‑maintained camping facilities are plentiful, and the circumnavigation of the lake makes it difficult to pass up with its varied and spectacular scenery. Lake Pend Oreille is an attraction you can’t afford to miss. Also visit the Pend Oreille Scenic Byway which has installed wayside interpretive exhibits at five different Points Of Interest easily enjoyed in a several hour drive. These exhibits can be found in turnouts at the Pack River Wildlife Area, Pend Oreille Geologic Site,

Hope Community Historical Site, Denton Slough Waterfowl Area, and Cabinet Gorge Interpretive Site. You can learn of local wildlife, unbelievable glacial forces at work, cultural significance of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, and the history of the past 200 years while enjoying some magnificent scenery.

Newport / Oldtown

The cities of Newport, Washington and Oldtown, Idaho, are located on the Pend Oreille River, about 40 miles north of Spokane. Founded in the late 1800’s, as the “New Port” on the river, the City of Newport started out on the Idaho side of the line. When the railroads came into the region, they located their depots on the Washington side. The town moved over, became Newport, Washington, with the Idaho side being referred to as the “Old Town”. The cities grew and now claim a combined population of about 2,500 people. Newport and Oldtown offer many summer events including a Lavender Festival, Bluegrass Festival, Annual Duck Race, Annual Poker Paddle, and a professional Rodeo. There are two performing arts groups, Pend Oreille Players and Northwoods Performing Arts. CREATE Arts Center sponsors many events throughout the year for aspiring and accomplished artists. A world class museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to visit and learn about our history. Newport is the Washington starting point for the International Selkirk Loop, a 340 mile drive through two states and Canada. For more information, please go online at www.newportoldtown chamber.org, or www.PORTA-us.com, or contact the Newport Oldtown Chamber Visitor Center at (509) 447-5812.

osburn

Located in the I-90 corridor between Wallace and Kellogg is the town of Osburn. Majestic forests surround Osburn with steep hillsides rising from the community edge 2,000 feet above the city. The community of Osburn has a population of 1,545 as of the census of 2000. The city of Osburn has many smaller communities immediately surrounding the city. Osburn has been considered a quiet and relaxed bedroom community, and has several small local businesses within the city limits. An RV Park gives tourists easy access off of I-90, as it is located off the main street in Osburn. Biking and walking are enjoyed by all, with many accesses to the “Trail of the Coeur d’Alene.” This popular trail is 70 miles in length, and goes directly through our city. Two local ski resorts are located minutes away, with Silver Mountain being located seven miles west of Osburn and Lookout Ski Resort being located 15 miles east of Osburn.

PLUMMER

Located on Hwy. 95, 34 miles south of Coeur d’Alene. Plummer is the modern-day hub of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation and home of tribal offices. The state of the art Wellness Center welcomes day visitors to work out, swim in the expansive pool or soak in the hot tub. The center borders a trailhead that marks the eastern entrance to the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, a 73-mile paved recreational trail that spans the Idaho Panhandle. Both the trail and Hwy. 5 lead from Plummer to Heyburn State Park, seven miles east. Idaho’s oldest state park offers numerous campsites, fishing, canoeing, hiking and horseback riding trails among the lush forest that surrounds Chatcolet Lake. The Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation was opened to settlement 100 years ago and Plummer was founded in 1910. Look for community celebrations that commemorate the area’s history in July.

Grandview Resort on beautiful Priest Lake

Lakeside Suites & Cottages Seasonally Heated Pool • Lounge Lodge Rooms • Fine Dining

www.GVR.com

email: info@grandview-priest-lake.com

(888) 806-3033 • (208) 443-2433 3492 Reeder Bay Rd. • Nordman, ID 83848 Toll Free

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(photo courtesy Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce)

Post Falls

Post Falls is located at the Idaho/Washington stateline, 8 miles west of Coeur d’Alene. The western getaway to north Idaho, Post Falls, Idaho’s River City is right on your way! The winding Spokane River in the heart of town stretching to the mountains provides a beautiful setting for this 110year-old mill town. Cruise up the Spokane River on an authentic paddlewheeler, enjoy the beauty and return in the evening for a meal at one of the city’s popular restaurants. Annual events such as The Community Business Fair in April, Post Falls Festival Days in early June, and contribute to the vibrancy of Post Falls and create fun and entertainment for everyone. Post Falls is your “highway to outdoor fun” where authentic cruises and kayaking on the Spokane River, stock car racing, rock climbing, golf, trails, the northwest’s largest outdoor powwow and more are centrally located. Post Falls features a number of lodging options and Is just minutes from the region’s largest theme park, Silverwood. Motels and RV accommodations are centrally located. Within a 35 mile radius are 29 golf courses, including the Highland Golf Club, the North Idaho Centennial Trail — a 56 mile-long paved walking and biking trail — three state parks, 55 lakes and four major rivers. You are next to Interstate 90, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane, WA, 30 minutes from an international airport and 10 minutes from Coeur d’Alene.

Post Falls features a spacious visitor center, just off of I-90’s Spokane Street exit in the center of the city, opened in 2010 in the new Chamber of Commerce building next to City Hall. Post Falls is your “highway to outdoor fun” gateway where authentic paddlewheeler cruises and kayaking on the Spokane River, stock car racing, rock climbing, golf, trails, the northwest’s largest outdoor powwow and more are centrally located. Post Falls features a number of hotel and RV lodging options and is just minutes from the region’s largest theme park, Silverwood. To discover Post Falls, please phone (800) 292-2553 or email: info@ postfallschamber.com

Priest Lake

Priest Lake a premier vacation destination. The spectacular scenery, fresh mountain air and friendly people make this a true yearround resort region for both business and pleasure. The unlimited recreational opportunities include water sports of every kind, big game hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Priest Lake, called “Idaho’s Crown Jewel” because of the clarity and purity of its waters, offers the visitor 23,000 acres of fun in the center of the Selkirk Mountains. In the summer season the visitor can explore 72 miles of shoreline, seven islands, and miles of public

Priest Lake Lodge

Located in Nordman, Idaho on Highway 57, just North of mile marker 36. The Priest Lake Lodge offers 7 cabins. Each lodge cabin is a 2-bed loft unit (sleeps 2-4) with a fireplace, TV, Tub shower and table. Camping is also available with 12 full hook-up sites. Adjoining the lodge and campground is the Nickelplate Restaurant, Nordman Store, and Nordman Bar

(208) 443-2538

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(photo courtesy Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce) sandy beach by powerboat, sailboat, canoe, kayak, float boats or personal watercraft. If fishing is your forte, Priest Lake, the streams, and the high mountain lakes provide a fisherman’s paradise. Priest Lake’s winter activities include X-Country skiing at six different locations, snowshoeing, and 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Upper Priest Lake lies north of Priest Lake and offers visitors 1,300 acres of serenity in a federally designated wilderness area. It is an ideal playground for kayakers and canoeists being accessible by a 2-mile, nowake waterway called the Thoroughfare or by trail biking or hiking. For the golf enthusiast, Priest Lake Golf Course offers a challenging 18-hole experience with greens weaving through ponds and streams. From the little town of Nordman at the north end of the lake to the little town of Coolin at the southeast end of the lake, destination resorts, RV parks, B&B’s, Inns and numerous state campgrounds provide an abundance of guest accommodations. Full service marinas, grocery stores, gift shops and art galleries, and a wide variety of restaurants are conveniently located around the lake. For additional information, call or write: Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 174, Coolin, ID 83821. Phone toll free (888) 774-3785 or (208) 443-3191. Visit our website at www.priestlake.org or e-mail: info@priestlake.org

Priest River

Located at the junction of the Priest and Pend Oreille Rivers. The Priest River has 38 miles for you to enjoy swimming and floating the river, while the Pend Oreille River has 44 miles of boatable water. The Pend Oreille River then joins the Pend Oreille Lake which is Idaho’s largest lake. Priest River has three nearby campgrounds all maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers; The Mudhole, Riley Creek and Albeni Cove campgrounds and recreation centers. All of those campgrounds have boat launches. There is also a boat launch and swimming area at the West Bonner County Park in Priest River. There are also two marinas on the Pend Oreille River; Riverbridge Marina and Willow Bay Marina. Priest River is also home to three motels: the Eagle’s Nest, River Country Motel & RV Park and Selkirk Motel, as well as a nine-hole golf course and driving range, the Ranch Club Golf Course and Pizza House. Priest River bears a wonderful downtown historic district with many unique businesses. Priest River invites you to come visit us real soon. For more information, please call the Priest River Chamber of Commerce at (208) 448-2721, or visit our website at www.priestriv erchamber.org

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ST. MARIES

Located on the St. Joe River. St. Maries offers some of the finest outdoor recreation opportunities available anywhere. The St. Joe River Valley has a well-deserved reputation as being one of the finest elk hunting areas in the United States. For that reason, hunters from throughout the nation travel to St. Maries every year to take advantage of this area’s large and growing elk herd. At the confluence of the St. Joe and St. Maries Rivers, the area provides some of the finest boating and fishing opportunities anywhere. Heading east, the St. Joe offers excellent fly fishing for cutthroat trout, and further upstream in the St. Joe National Forest rafters will find Class II and III white water. The National Forest offers several hundred miles of hiking trails. Historic Marble Creek highlights early 1900’s logging camps and steam donkeys. There are numerous Forest Service Campgrounds along the River. Avery, 50 miles upriver from St. Maries, is a great alternative for exploring the Route of the Hiawatha, a spectacular 15-mile bicycle trail built on an old Milwaukee rail bed. A bus at the Pearson Trailhead seven miles from Avery will haul you and your gear up to the Idaho-Montana border for an easy downhill return trip. Boating west on the St. Joe from St. Maries, the river meanders to Heyburn State Park where Hidden, Round and Chatcolet Lakes converge with the south end of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Rockhounds can dig for the Star Garnet, found only in Idaho and India. The Star Garnet digging is 20 miles south of St. Maries. Adult recreation leagues, including a softball complex owned by the adult softball association, complement other recreation activities. The city’s challenging, panoramic nine-hole golf course is on par with any fine golf course anywhere. The city’s parks and tennis courts complement the local bowling alley to provide residents and tourists with complete recreational facilities. St. Maries’ rich history is commemorated in a self-guided downtown walking tour of twelve murals that depict the area’s steamboat and logging past.

Sandpoint

Located 65 miles from the Canadian Border and an hour and a half from Spokane, WA. Sandpoint is on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille which has the distinction of being the 5th deepest Lake in North America. There are uninterrupted views of the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains. Within minutes of Downtown Sandpoint there are unlimited recreational opportunities. Sandpoint has some of the best hiking, biking, camping and skiing in the Northwest: there are three walking/biking trails right downtown. Schweitzer Mountain Resort offers year-round activities and festivals. Visitors find the beauty secondary to the friendly small town feel. Home to a thriving arts community, festivals year-round, a variety of excellent restaurants, award winning wineries and breweries, Sandpoint is full of pleasant surprises. Historic yet eclectic the town is adorned with artistic murals and welcoming storefronts. Plan your trip to Sandpoint!


Downtown Wallace (photo courtesy Historic Wallace Chamber of Commerce)

Selkirk loop

Located in Idaho, Canada and Washington. The International Selkirk Loop is a 280-mile self-driving scenic loop tour that explores more than 65 vibrant small towns with activities to suit every age, interest and lifestyle in all four seasons. The southwestern end of the Loop drive is only 60-miles northeast of Spokane, WA via Hwy. 2 or 45 miles north of Coeur d’Alene, ID via Hwy. 95. The drive offers a great regional dose of fabulous scenery coupled with wonderful shopping, dining, terrific accommodations and dozens of recreational, cultural and historic activities and attractions. This remote and uncrowded designated National Scenic Byway follows some of the most beautiful and undiscovered regions of Washington, Idaho and Southern British Columbia including North America’s longest free ferry ride. A 64-page Travel Guide is available upon request via phone, online, or it can be picked up at any time of the Loop’s community Visitor Centers. For more information phone: (208) 267-0822, (888) 823-2626. Learn more at www.selkirkloop.org and take a virtual tour.

Silver Country

This 1,000 Mile Trail System is Located in Northern Idaho and Western Montana. The world’s largest network of graded mountain roads and narrow, technical tracks for ATV’s, snowmobiles and mountain biking can be found in Silver Country. This has been called “one of the best, full-service snowmobiling hot spots in the world”. You will find snow year-round in the upper elevations. What used to be the local snowmobilers private wonderland is now being enjoyed by countless enthusiasts. The hub of the entire area is the old silver mining town of Wallace, Idaho, the capital of Silver Country. You can ride your snowmobiles or ATVs right down Main Street and access the trails from anywhere in town. For a free copy of the Silver Country Snowmobile Guide, with maps of all of the groomed trails in North Idaho and Western Montana, telephone 1.800.N.IDA.FUN!

Silver Valley

Silver Valley stretches along I-90 from Mullan through Kellogg and ending at Smelterville. Five of the nation’s leading silver mines form the backbone of the Silver Valley, the world’s leading silver producing district. Although the actual mines are below the valley’s surface, many mining operations can be observed above ground throughout the valley, often from the comfort of your own car.

Wallace

Located on I-90, 10 miles east of Kellogg. Historic Wallace, the hub of Silver Valley history and recreation welcomes you to the Silver Capital of the World, the problistic Center of the Universe and the site of the last stop light of Interstate 90 between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The entire town of Historic Wallace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More silver ore has been mined in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District than anywhere else in the world. Historic Wallace’s colorful past is steeped with tales of mining wars, the boom and bust of silver, gold, lead and zinc prices, bordellos, gambling and other events that affected not just the state or region, but the entire world. The Wallace District Mine Museum’s exhibits and displays that tell the 130+ year old story of when silver was king. The Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum shows how the west was built and the pivotal role that railroad had in building our nation. The Sierra Silver Mine Tour takes guests on an underground tour with an actual miner exhibiting the techniques and equipment that are still used in hard rock mining today which is followed by a historical trolley ride through downtown Historic Wallace. Bordellos are a part of a mining communities ribald past and Historic Wallace is no different. The Oasis Bordello Museum which closed its doors in 1988 has been reopened to tell the sobering story of the Soiled Doves of the American West. Historic Wallace is not just about the past. It is also about today and the future. World class recreation awaits everyone. #2 award winning Rails to Trails biking routes are anchored here. The Route of the Hiawatha with its 10 tunnels and 7 trestles and the 72 mile long paved, non-motorized Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes welcome all riders. The Pulaski Historical Fire (hiking) Trail tells of the saga of the Great Burn of 1910. Unique silver, gift and pawn stores await the avid shopper. Friendly residents are always ready with a smile, greeting and directions. Street side dining and quality lodging are available. The only limitation to the enjoyment found in Historic Wallace is your imagination. Welcome to the Rest & Recreation Capital of the World.

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Highway Accident/ Emergencies ........................................................(800) 632-8000 Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game 1075 Park Blvd. • P.O. Box 25 Boise, ID 83707......................................................(208) 334-3700 Purchase Non-Resident License............................(800) 554-8685 or............................................................................ (800) ASK FISH Website:.............................................www.fishandgame.idaho.gov Idaho Outfitters & Guides Assoc., Inc. P.O. Box 95 Boise, ID 83701......................................................(208) 342-1438 Website:.....................................................................www.ioga.org

Idaho Dept. of Transportation P.O. Box 7129 Boise, ID 83707..................................................... (208) 334-8000 Idaho Tourism P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720..................................................... (800) 847-4843 Website:.................................................................. www.visitid.org Idaho Dept. of Commerce 700 W. State • P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720..................................................... (208) 334-2470 Idaho Winter Road Report During Winter Months Statewide Report................................................... (208) 336-6600

Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitor’s Centers Bayview Chamber • www.bayviewidaho.org Bonners Ferry • (208) 267-5922 • www.bonnersferrychamber.org Coeur d’Alene • (208) 664-3194 • (877) 782-9232 Visitor’s Bureau • www.coeurdalene.org • .www.cdachamber.com Coolin • (208) 443-3191 • (888) 774-3785 • www.priestlake.org Greater Newport • (509) 447-5812 • (877) 818-1008 • www.newportoldtownchamber.org Harrison • (208) 699-2228 • www.harrisonidaho.org Hayden • (208) 762-1185 • www.haydenchamber.org Historic Silver Valley • (208) 784-0821 • www.silvervalleychamber.com Gateway Northwest in Huetter • (208) 769-1537 • visitorcenter@icehouse.net North Idaho Tourism Alliance • (208) 664-3194 • (888) 333-3737 • www.visitnorthidaho.com Post Falls • (208) 773-5016 • (800) 292-2553 • www.postfallschamber.com • www.visitpostfalls.org Priest Lake • (208) 443-3191 • (888) 774-3785 • .www.priestlake.org Priest River • (208) 448-2721 • www.priestriverchamber.com Rathdrum • (208) 687-2866 • .www.rathdrumchamberofcommerce.com Sandpoint • (208) 263-2161 • (800) 800-2106 • .www.sandpointchamber.org Spirit Lake • (208) 623-3411 • www.spiritlakechamber.com St. Maries • (208) 245-3563 • www.stmarieschamber.org Wallace • (208) 753-7151 • www.wallaceidahochamber.com

(photo courtesy Pecky Cox, © Priestlaker.com)

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Points

Bonners Ferry Boundary County Museum

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International Selkirk Loop

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marked trail and see American Indian petroglyphs and paintings. Phone (208) 773-0539 or (208) 773-8147. Plummer Heyburn State Park. Phone (208) 686-1308

Kootenai Fish Hatchery KOOTENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, of Bonners Ferry, is 5 miles west on the dike road along the south shore of the Kootenai River. For other recreation information, phone (208) 267-3888.

Priest lake Priest Lake State Park. Phone (208) 443-2200.

Kootenai River Inn Casino

Sandpoint ALBENI FALLS DAM, of Priest River, is located 3-1/2 miles west on U.S. 2 on the Pend Oreille River. Free. Phone (208) 437-3133.

KOOTENAI TRIBAL STURGEON HATCHERY, just outside Bonners Ferry located about five miles west of town on Kootenai Tribal property. Said to be the most successful Sturgeon Hatchery in the country. Visitors welcome for tours Monday through Friday. Phone (208) 267-7082 for directions or tour information.

Bird Aviation and Invention Museum is located in Sagle east off of Hwy. 95, the museum is free to the public due to the generosity of its founders, Dr.’s Forrest and Pamela Bird. Experience the discoveries of Dr. Forrest Bird who pioneered the medical respiratory industry. See vintage cars in mint condition and learn what it is like to fly the vintage aircraft that is displayed in the museum.

Clark Fork CABINET GORGE DAM, of Clark Fork, is located 8 miles east on SR200, on the Clark Fork River. It is a horseshoe-shaped dam in a scenic setting. A lookout point affords an excellent view of the project.

Bonner County Historical Museum is located in beautiful Lakeview Park. The museum is home to a research library and relays the historical significance of railroads in North Idaho, the timber industry, David Thompson, the Kalispel Indians as well as other little known facts about the area. The Native Plant Arboretum is also located next to the museum.

CLARKIA Clarkia Fossil Bowl. Phone (208) 245-3608. Coeur d’Alene LAKE COEUR D’ALENE, at the edge of Coeur d’Alene city, once called one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world by National Geographic, is surrounded by mountains and a lush forest. Twenty-five miles long, it averages 2-1/2 miles in width. Museum of North Idaho, Fort Sherman. FERNWOOD Emerald Creek Garnet Area. Phone (208) 245-2096. HARRISON Thompson Lake Wildlife Refuge. Phone (208) 769-1414. Kellogg

Historic Panida Theater Lake Pend Oreille was glacially formed during the Ice Age and is surrounded by dense forests and mountain peaks. It is the 2nd largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi and the 13th deepest lake in the world. The lake, pronounced Pon-duhray was thought to have been named by a French fur trapper who thought the lake was shaped like an ear hanging or pendant. The Lake Pend Oreille Scenic Byway is one of the many scenic drives in the Sandpoint area. PRIEST RIVER, is located at the junction of the Pend Oreille and Priest Rivers. Albeni Falls Dam, 3-1/2 miles west on U.S. 2 on the Pend Oreille River, offers a scenic viewpoint, visitor center and picnic grounds. One-hour guided tours of the powerhouse are available daily. Round Lake State Park. Phone (208) 263-3489 Sandpoint City Beach. Phone (208) 263-3613

Silver Mountain Gondola Shoshone county mining and smelting museum

Schweitzer Ski & Summer Resort

OLD MISSION STATE PARK, in Kellogg, 11 miles west off I-90 exit 39, is named for the restored Old Sacred Heart Mission built in the 1850s by Coeur d’Alene Indians under the guidance of Jesuit priest Father Antonio Ravalli. Phone (208) 682-3814.

Wallace Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area

Silver Mountain Ski & Summer Resort Staff House Museum Post Falls Corbin Park, 18-hole disc golf course, free to the public on the banks of the Spokane River. FALLS PARK, in Post Falls, is off I-90 Spokane St. Exit, 2 blocks S. then 1-1/2 blocks W. to 305 W. 4th St. Falls Park, family and handicap friendly park with picnic areas, paved trails and accessible overlook platform for view the falls. Fishing pond. Phone (208) 773-0539 or (208) 773-8147. Post Falls Historical Society Museum History Walk - throughout the city center figures of historic people from the community tell the story of Post Falls. Q’emiln Park City Beach/Boat Launch - public beach on the Spokane River, lifeguards in season. Large grassy, treed picnic and playground area. Just three blocks from I-90 on Spokane St. Q’EMILN TRAIL SYSTEM, of Post Falls, includes 12 connected trails winding along the south bank of the Spokane River and renowned natural rock climbing walls. Allow one hour minimum. Phone (208) 773-0539 or (208) 773-8147. Stateline Speedway TREATY ROCK HISTORIC SITE, is at the junction of 7th and Compton Streets in Post Falls. This commemorates the spot where Coeur d’Alene Indian Chief Andrew Seltice transferred land to Frederick Post, the founder of Post Falls. Follow the

Selkirk Scenic Loop. Phone (888) 823-2626

Mining Heritage Exhibition @ Wallace Visitors Center. Phone (208) 753-7151. Northern Pacific Depot Museum Oasis Bordello Museum PULASKI TUNNEL TRAIL: One mile South of Wallace on Moon Pass Road.  Two mile interpretive trail about the Great Fire of 1910 and the Ranger Ed Pulaski Story. Phone (208) 783-2363. ROUTE OF THE HIAWATHA: This has been called one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the country.  Winding through 10 tunnels and over 7 high steel trestles.  The 16+mile route  traverses the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana.  The Route of the Hiawatha is best known for the long, dark St. Paul Pass tunnel that mountain bikers, hikers, and wheelchair users enjoy on this unique trail.  Shuttle service is available for those who only want to ride or hike a portion of this converted railroad route.  Phone (208) 744-1301, ext. 16.   Sierra Silver Mine Tour   Sixth Street Melodrama TRAIL OF THE COEUR D’ALENES:  The 72 mile asphalt path follows the route of the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads through a beautiful mountain valley, across unique bridges and trestles, over a white water river and past tranquil lakes.   Expect to see abundant wild life along the way.  Stop and enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the 17 scenic waysides.  Contact information: Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation. Phone (208) 682-3814.   Wallace District Mining Museum

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Calendar of Events

For a Full List of Events and Event Details, Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus NOVEMBER BONNERS FERRY – Farmer’s Market Santa Comes To Town Tree Lighting Turkey Trot COEUR D’ALENE – Eagle Watching Festival of Trees Kellogg – Annual Veterans Day Observance (11) Christmas Parade Tis’ the Season Celebration Murray – Town Lighting Newport– A Hometown Christmas Evergreen Art Association “Art Walk” OSBURN – Silver Valley Craft Fair Veterans Day Celebrations PRIEST LAKE – Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner “Tis the Season” Arts & Craft Show SANDPOINT – Holly Eve Holiday Barrel Tasting K&K Thanksgiving Fishing Derby WALLACE – Christmas Parade Sixth Street Theater DECEMBER BONNERS FERRY – Arts & Crafts Fair Festival Of Trees COEUR D’ALENE – Eagle Watching Festival of Trees Harrison – Winterfest Newport – Festival of Trees The Holiday Artist Shop at CREATE PINEHURST Pinehurst Lighting Festival PRIEST LAKE Sportsmen’s Assoc. Wild Game Banquet/Auction PRIEST RIVER – Christmas on Main Street SANDPOINT – Santa’s Traditional Schweitzer Visit ST. MARIES Christmas Parade, Stroll on Main Street, Craft Fairs WALLACE – Yuletide Lighting Celebration JANUARY COEUR D’ALENE – Polar Bear Plunge Newport – Soroptimist Crab Feed PRIEST LAKE – Annual Winterfest Annual Snowshoe Softball Tournament Free Idaho Park N’Ski Day PRIEST RIVER – Winter Festival ST. MARIES St. Joe Snowriders Pig Out In The Mtns. SANDPOINT – Banff Mountain Film Festival Bonner Mall Winter Carnival Chili Cook-Off & Candy-o-Rama Cougar Gulch Cross Country Race Sandpoint Winter Carnival Schweitzer MLK Weekend Celebration Starlight Junior Race Series USASA Races FEBRUARY BONNERS FERRY – Gun Show COEUR D’ALENE – Chocolate Affair Downtown Coeur d’Alene Film Festival Great West Gymfest Mardi Gras Blues Bestival KELLOGG – Silver Mtn. Idaho Winter Games Newport – Howard Follies Pend Oreille Players PRIEST LAKE George Hill Memorial Snowshoe Volleyball Tournament Snowshoe Softball Tournament Finals U.S. Pacific Coast Championship Sled Dog Races SANDPOINT - 2 Starlight Racing Outrageous Air Show Sandpoint Winter Carnival Taste of Sandpoint SILVER MOUNTAIN – Wells Fargo Winter Games ST. MARIES – St. Joe Valley Gun Show MARCH COEUR D’ALENE – Coeur d’Alene Blues Festival

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kellogg – Heartfelt Dinner/Citizen of the Year Newport – Tundra Swan Festival Newport Area Chamber of Commerce Gala Event PRIEST LAKE – Winterfest SANDPOINT – Grom Stomp Vertical Express for Can Do MS SILVER MOUNTAIN - Silver Cup Wells Fargo Winter Games Winter Microbrew Festival WALLACE – Sixth Street Theater APRIL BONNERS FERRY – Boundary Search & Dive Rescue Earth Day Fair Father of All Yard Sales Farmer’s Market COEUR D’ALENE – ArtWalk Downtown Kellogg Annual Business Expo, Leadman Triathlon Leadman Triathlon Silver Valley Expo Spring Run-Off 5k& 10K LOOKOUT King of the Mountain Hill Climb Race The Face Newport / Oldtown - Sweets & Drinks Newport—City of Newport Easter Egg Hunt Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale Nordman – Logger’s Day PINEHURST – Easter Bonnet Parade POst Falls – The Community Business Fair ROSE LAKE – Pike Fishing Derby SANDPOINT – Annual Wine Tasting, Dinner & Auction Diamonds in the Rough K&K Fishing Derby PBCA Home and Garden Show SILVER MOUNTAIN – Silver Mtn. Finale Party Smelterville – Silver Valley Expo MAY AVERY – Fisherman’s Breakfast BONNERS FERRY – Boundary County Farm Tour Farmer’s Market Memorial Day Veterans Parade & Ceremony Mud Bog Festival COEUR D’ALENE – ArtWalk Downtown Dog d’Alene Coolin – Arts and Craft Fair Fun Run & Walk Spring Festival Parade KELLOGG – Elks Roundup Silver Valley Bike Rodeo Women’s Health Fair Harrison – BBQ Dinner & Live Auction Silent Auction & Cocktails Newport / Oldtown – Home & Garden Show Newport-- Evergreen Art Association “Art Walk” Iris Gardens Opens Pend Oreille Historical Museum Opens Regional Yard Sale Who Let The Girls Out OSBURN – Loyalty Days Parade PINEHURST – Memorial Day Golf Tournament West Valley ATV Rodeo PRIEST LAKE – Cinco de Mayo Party SANDPOINT – Lost in the 50’s Festival WALLACE – Depot Days & Car Show Sunshine Mine Disaster Memorial JUNE BONNERS FERRY – Kootenai River Rodeo Lion’s Club Children’s Fishing Clinic Rod Benders Car Show Smithsonian Exhibit COEUR D’ALENE – ArtWalk Downtown Car d’Lane Classic Car Show Ford Ironman Triathlon Enaville – Ride The Wall Bike Event HARRISON – Pig in the Park & June Bug Craft Fair KELLOGG Big Burn Trolley, Sierra Silver Mine Tour

Newport – PWRA Rodeo and Carnival Rodeo Parade Newport / Oldtown Annual Rhubarb Festival Free Fishing in Washington PINEHURST – Habitat For Humanity Picnic Kids’ All Day Fishing Derby POST FALLS – Post Falls Festival Days RiverCity Fiddle Fest Tough Kids Biathlon PRIEST LAKE Hill’s Resort Golf Tournament Kaniksu Lion’s Roar Dinner/Auction Kids Free Fishing Derby PRIEST River – 4th of July Auction Chamber Fireworks Golf Tournament River Rat Rodders Car & Motorcycle Show SANDPOINT – ArtWalk ChaFE 150 Bike Tour Pend d’Oreille Winery Anniversary Weekend Bash Relay for Life Sand Creek Paddlers Challenge Summer Sampler ST. MARIES – Idaho Saddle Club State Show WALLACE – Gyro Days & Lead Creek Derby Street Fair JULY BAYVIEW – Bayview Daze BONNERS FERRY – Huckleberry Festival Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration Krazy Days Lions Club Moto Cross CATALDO – Historic Skills Demonstration COEUR D’ALENE – 4th of July Parade & Fireworks Annual Garden Tour Julyamsh Powwow Coolin – Ice Cream Social at Coolin Civic Center Harrison – Fireworks Over The Lake (3) HAYDEN – Hayden Days Ione – Down River Days Lion’s Club Train Rides KELLOGG – Big Burn Trolley, Sierra Silver Mine Tour Guided Hikes on the Pulaski Tunnel Trail Begin Kellogg 4th of July Silver Hoops 3 on 3 Tournament Silver Mountain Microbrew Festival Summer Wine MULLAN – Fireman’s Fun Festival Murray – Fireworks Newport / Oldtown Bull-O-Rama Folk Music Festival Hydroplane Races on the Pend Oreille River Killing Machine Chopper’s Benefit for Veterans Lavender Festival Poker Paddle Sage’s Memorial Dash Newport City Park Nordman Priest Lake Trails & Snowmobile Club ATV Ride PLUMMER – Golden Era Antique & Art Show POST FALLS Demolition Derby & Fireworks Extravaganza (3) Hot Rod Cafe’s River City Rod Run Julyamsh Pow Wow PRIEST LAKE – Chico’s Style Show July-O-Ween Huckleberry Festival Mastercraft Boat Show Ride for Life Cancer Benefit PRIEST RIVER – 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Timber Days RATHDRUM – Lions Club Car Show Prairie Days Rathdrum Days SANDPOINT – Annual Bodacious BBQ Crazy Days Dover Bay Days Fourth of July Celebration Great Sandpoint Flat Water Regatta Jacey’s Race


Calendar of Events (cont.) For a Full List of Events and Event Details, Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus

Mountain Music Festival Wooden Boat Festival ST. MARIES Car Club “Show & Shine” Car Show / Dance smART by the River Festival of the Arts Usk 4th of July Fireworks, Kalispel Tribe of Indians in Usk 4th of July Parade & Festivities WALLACE – Bike Jam High Mtn ATV Jamboree Silver Spokes Statehood Day Parade AUGUST AVERY – Avery Days BONNERS FERRY – Boundary County Fair Festival Of Teas CATALDO Mountain Man Rendezvous – The Coeur d’Alenes Old Mission Cataldo OLD MISSION STATE PARK Coeur d’Alene Tribal Pilgrimage Feast of the Assumption COEUR D’ALENE Art on The Green & Taste of the Coeur d’Alene’s Downtown Street Fair Hydromaniacs Hydroplane Event North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Wooden Boat Festival KELLOGG – Big Burn Trolley, Sierra Silver Mine Tour Diesel Dodge Jamboree Habitat For Humanity Walk-A-Thon Relay for Life (6) Rustlers at the Ranch or How Swift Can the Taylors Run? Silver Mountain Brewfest Silver Valley Classic Horseshoe Tournament Staff House Pie Social MULLAN – Jeep Jamboree MURRAY – Molly B’Damm Days Newport—Great Northwest Bike Tour Kalispel Horseback Poker & Trail Ride Kalispel Tribe Salish Fair & Powwow OKB Festival - Newport City Park Pend Oreille County Fair & Rodeo Relay for Life Newport City Park

That Dam Paddle in Metaline Falls Timber Days Lawn Mower Street Drags Treasures of Foxwood Newport / Oldtown – Duck Race Fair & Rodeo Fish Frenzy Powwow Relay For Life Osburn – Craft Fair Coeur d’Alene Dist. Mining Competition Pinehurst – Cruisin’ with the Pinehurst Days & Comanchero Car Show POST FALLS – Community Picnic PRIEST LAKE – Porsche Club Outing Priest Lake Triathlon Wine Tasting Reception SANDPOINT – Bonner County Fair & Rodeo Festival at Sandpoint Long Bridge Swim Spokane-to-Sandpoint Relay Race Schweitzer Huckleberry Festival Twilight Bike Racing Series Wings Over Sandpoint Fly-In ST. MARIES – Benewah County Fair WALLACE – 5K Walk / Run Historic Wallace Accordion Festival Huckleberry Festival SEPTEMBER AVERY – St. Joe’s Outdoor Festival BONNERS FERRY Boundary Search & Dive Rescue - Trail Ride Demolition Derby Farmer’s Market Kootenai River Ride (Bike Ride) COEUR D’ALENE International Antique & Classic Boat Show HARRISON – Classic Glass Boat & Motorcycle Show Haul Ass to Harrison Car Show & Shine & Chili Cook Off Kellogg – Kellogg Homecoming Mine to Vine tour The Gold Digger’s Auction Radio Days SVFSH Walk-A-Thon Newport – Bob’s Car Show Newport City Park

State Parks

FARRAGUT Located 4 miles east of Athol on State Hwy. 54. Pristine forests, abundant wildlife, and the crystal clear, azure blue waters of Idaho’s largest lake await visitors at Farragut State Park. The 4,000 acre park has hosted national and world Boy Scout Jamborees. Farragut is unique in its diversity. In addition to natural wonders, the park features group picnic shelters, a model airplane flying field and fascinating park displays. Phone (208) 683-2425.

HEYBURN Located between Plummer and St. Maries on Hwy. 5. Travel 34 miles south from Coeur d’Alene or 89 miles north from Lewiston on Highway 95 to Plummer. In Plummer, turn east on Highway 5, toward St. Maries. Established in 1908, Heyburn State Park is the oldest state park in the Pacific Northwest. Over 5,500 acres of land and 2,300 acres of water are home to many different types of plants and wildlife. Visitors to the park can camp in one of our three campgrounds, picnic and play in our day-use areas, and hike, mountain bike or ride their horses on the more than 22 miles of trails. Bring your bicycle, rollerblades and walking shoes to access the paved, 72-mile Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. With three boat ramps providing access to all of Lake Coeur d’Alene, the Coeur d’Alene River, and the St. Joe River, the boating opportunities are endless. Book a vacation, stay in our comfortable rental cabins. Take a

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Fish Frenzy at CREATE Great Northwest Bike Tour Lions Club Train Rides Heritage Days at Pend Oreille County Historical Museum Newport Hospital Autumn Bloom Fun Run at TJ Kelly Park Pend Oreille Valley Bluegrass Music Festival Newport / Oldtown Bluegrass Festival - Newport City Park Heritage Days Pinehurst Annual SMC Foundation Charity Golf Tournament Post Falls Festa Italiano Street Fair in City Center PRIEST LAKE – Blues, Brews, and BBQ Dry Rot Breakfast Kaniksu Lion’s Club Turkey Shoot Jeff Bach Memorial Golf Tournament Jeff Bach Memorial Auction Priest Lake Yacht Club Gin Fizz BBQ Wooden Boat Poker Run Wooden Boat Show & Parade on Lake PRIEST RIVER – Oktoberfest in Priest River SANDPOINT – Coaster Classic Car Show Harvest Party Idaho Draft Horse & Mule International Scenic Half WaCanID Ride ST. MARIES – Paul Bunyan Days WALLACE – Under the Freeway Flea Market Wallace Elks Roundup Wallace Homecoming OCTOBER BONNERS FERRY – Farmer’s Market COEUR D’ALENE – Art From The Heart Festival Oktoberfest HARRISON – Oktoberfest Newport / Oldtown Haunted House at the Playhouse Lions Club Train Rides Newport/Oldtown- Trick or Treat in Newport & Oldtown POST FALLS – Oktoberfest SANDPOINT – All Bonner County Bazaar

Recreation Areas

relaxing dinner or brunch cruise up the Shadowy St. Joe River or along the shores of the lakes aboard the park’s cruise boat, the Idaho. For general park information and campground, rental cabin, phone (208) 686-1308, or picnic shelter reservations. For dinner, brunch or charter cruise reservations, phone (208) 686-4030. The Coeur d’Alenes Old Mission Located west of Cataldo, exit 39 off I-90. The Coeur D’Alenes Old Mission, located in Idaho’s mining country, is the State’s oldest building. The mission was constructed in about 1850 by Coeur d’Alene Indians under the guidance of Jesuit priests. Guided or self-guided tours are available. Phone (208) 682-3814.

PRIEST LAKE STATE PARK Priest Lake State Park consists of three separate park units: Indian Creek Unit, located on the east shore of Priest Lake approximately 12 miles north of Coolin; Lionhead Unit also located on the east shore, approximately 23 miles north of Coolin; and Dickensheet Unit located on the banks of Priest River, 4 miles south of Coolin. Indian Creek Unit is open year-round and is located on Indian Creek Bay. It has excellent camping facilities (93 camp/ RV sites and two camper cabins), extensive day-use facilities and a superb summer activities program. The park also has picnic facilities, a boat launch, a beautiful sandy beach, and a park store. During the winter season, 8-km of groomed cross-country ski trails are available as well as direct access to the 400+ mile Priest Lake snowmobile trail system.

Lionhead Unit is open May 1 - September 30 and consists of 415 acres on the shores of Mosquito Bay and Squaw Bay. This unit has been developed with an orientation towards tent camping (47 camp sites). Lionhead also has day-use facilities, a boat launch and well over a 1/2-mile of sandy beach. An excellent group camping facility that can accommodate up to 50 people is located at the unit. Dickensheet Unit is open May 1 - September 30. It is the smallest of the three units (46 acres) and offers eleven primitive campsites. Its location on Priest River makes it an excellent launch site for float trips. For additional information, see the Idaho State Parks and Recreation website, www. idahoparks.org or the Priest Lake Chamber of Commerce website www.priestlake.org The Priest Lake State Park telephone number for general info. is (208) 443-2200; and for campground reservations phone (208) 443-6710.

ROUND LAKE Located 10 miles south of Sandpoint on U.S. 95. Round Lake campsites are shaded all day by towering western red cedar, western hemlock, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and western larch. Bull frogs sing an evening chorus hidden among the grasses and water lilies which rim this shallow lake. Wildlife ranges from the heron to hummingbirds, chipmunks to bobcats. Phone (208) 263-3489.

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Warm Springs Golf Course (208) 343-5661

2495 Warm Springs Ave. • Boise, ID 83712

An 18-hole championship course shaded by mature trees, Warm Springs Golf Course is just minutes from downtown Boise. Located on the banks of the Boise River, the course features spacious fairways, well-tended greens, numerous ponds, and scenic views of the Boise Foothills. Operated by Boise Parks & Recreation, Warm Springs Golf Course offers affordable recreation for youth and adults in www.warmspringsgolfcourse.com one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.


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Attractions

Winchester Lake (photo courtesy Idaho Division of Tourism)

Clearwater Battlefield

Located twenty‑three miles northeast of Grangeville on State High‑ way 13. Near the present‑day settlement of Stites lies another battleground where Nez Perce Indians and white settlers clashed. The battle was long and hard‑fought. An attentive eye can even today, pick out evidence of the struggle such as the chest-high piles of rock assembled by the American Indians as a barricade under the cover of darkness.

craigmont / reubens / winchester

Located 35 minutes from Lewiston, south on Hwy. 95 Depending on the time of year you visit your drive could be green, white or both. There are lots of surprises everywhere and Idaho’s flower, the Syringa, dots the hillside and if you’re lucky you may even see an animal or two. You will see some awesome engineering on the railroad tressles in the area. For an up close view of this railroad watch the following movies: Break Heart Pass and Wild Wild West these were both filmed in the area and some locals were in the movies! How did Winchester get its’ name? The true story is a group of residents gathered at a home to choose a name. The rifles were counted, and it seems there were more Winchester rifles being carried, than any other kind, thus the name Winchester, after the gun. While in Winchester head to Winchester State Park for fishing, camping, nature trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and many other activities. Craigmont is a rural community nestled among the gentle rolling hills of the Camas Prairie. Craigmont is a great place to stay because it is close to all types of recreation. Craigmont is less than an hours drive from some of the best Steelhead and Salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest. It is also home to record book white tail deer and elk hunting. They also have

world class white-water rafting and kayaking on the Lochsa, Selway and Salmon Rivers. The sleepy little bedroom community of Reubens once boasted a citizenry of over 1,500 people. It has the only railroad “turn around” between Spalding and Grangeville and also the only cyclone to hit the Camas Prairie. For more info., please contact us (208) 924-0050 or visit our website at: www.craigmontareachamber.com

Elk City / Dixie Red River Area

Probably nowhere else can a person travel this far from civilization and still find public services like those in the Elk City / Dixie / Red River area. Elk City, located on County Road 14, east of Grangeville, is a popular point for lovers of the back country. The Elk City / Dixie area is located in the heart of the Nez Perce National Forest surrounded by three wilderness areas: Gospel Hump Wilderness, Frank Church Wilderness and Selway Bitterroot Wilder‑ ness. Hundreds of miles of groomed trails connect the area and provide a winter playground of beautiful scenery for visitors of all ages. Visitors who travel 16 miles south of Elk City will reach the Red River Ranger Station. Another 16 miles will take you to the recreational community of Dixie. This is an excellent hunting area. There is a dirt airstrip here for those who like to fly to out of the way places. Dixie celebrates the 4th of July with many familiar fun games and entertainment. Labor Day weekend is a fun holiday in Dixie. Dispersal site camping is located along all open roads. Fishing, world class big game hunting, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or wilderness access – the Elk City area has it all. You may wish to explore the gold mining areas and famous mines of the 1800’s. Supplies are available in Elk City for back country travel on foot or horse, snowmobile travel or camping. Visitors are welcome year-round.

Elk City Hotel Bed & Breakfast

1280 Evergreen Road • Craigmont, ID 83523

(208) 924-5483

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289 Main Street • Elk City, ID 83525

(208) 842-2452 • (877) 208-5336

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Hells Canyon and Snake River (photo courtesy Lewis Clark Valley Chamber)

Elk River

Year-round family fun awaits you in the back country of Elk River. With hundreds of miles of ATV, snowmobile, cross-country skiing, driving and hiking trails, there is something for everyone. Trails take you from Elk River into the scenic Clearwater National Forest. Connecting trails will lead you to many scenic attractions. Visit the largest cedar tree in the Rocky Mountains, it is more than 3,000 years old and 18 feet in diameter. Take a drive through the giant cedars in the Morris / Perkins Cedar Grove. Hike in the summer or snowmobile in the winter on the Upper Basin Interpretive Trail. You may purchase your ORMV snowmobile registration and groomer stickers at The Elk River Lodge and General Store. Waterfall lovers can hike the Elk Creek Falls. See three different sets of falls – be aware there are quite a few inclines on this trip. For year-round family fun visit Elk Creek Reservoir, great for family fishing. Trolling motors only are allowed on the reservoir. Another don’t miss while you are in the area is the Elk River Back Country Byway. This 57-mile route begins in Orofino and travels across the Dent Bridge and follows a route to Elk River and ends at Bovill on SH-8.

Grangeville

Located off U.S. Hwy. 95. Grangeville, “The Gateway to Wilderness,” is the county seat of Idaho County located on the Camas Prairie. Visitors enjoy a variety of amenities usually available only in the city while being within 15 minutes of unparalleled white-water rafting, fishing, jet boating, skiing, hunting, camping and hiking. The town boasts an old time drive-in movie, the historic Blue Fox Theatre, three city parks, swimming pool, historical museum, art gal‑ lery, airport, many restaurants and a college outreach center among its attractions. Independence Day brings international participants to compete in Idaho’s oldest rodeo, as well as hundreds of visitors to enjoy parades, street sports and reunions during the Border Days Celebra‑ tion. Visit www.grangevilleborderdays.org for more information. Outdoor enthusiasts find Grangeville the perfect starting point for

adventures in five wilderness areas, four national forests and five riv‑ ers – the Salmon, River of No Return, Clearwater, Snake, Lochsa and Selway, the Bitterroot Mountains and Hell’s Canyon – North America’s deepest river gorge. Friendly people, comfortable accommodations, clean air and water, plus incomparable scenery make Grangeville the destination town for vacationers.

Hells Canyon

The road access to the river in the center of Hells Canyon is via Forest Service Road 493 from White Bird off of Hwy. 95. Jet boat tours through Hells Canyon originate at White Bird and Lewis‑ ton. Carved over 8,000 feet deep by the Snake River, Hells Canyon holds a roaring torrent of water surrounded by soaring vertical cliffs. As the nation’s deepest gorge, the canyon attracts white-water rafters and adventurers worldwide. Whether you take a swift ride down the churning waters in an inflatable raft, or travel up the water in a high‑powered jet boat, this is definitely a ride you won’t soon forget.

Oscar’s Restaurant Mon.-Sat. 7-9 • Sun. 7-2

101 E. Main Grangeville, ID 83530

(208) 983-2106

E-Mail: lpearson@mtida.net

Bicentennial Historical Museum • Nez Perce Indian Artifacts • Early Day Mining Exhibit • Tolo Lake Mammoth Tusk Fossil Idaho County Historical Exhibits Dating Back to 1862

305 N. College Grangeville, ID

Scheduled Art & Educational Exhibits In The Basement SUMMER HOURS – OPEN WED., THURS. & FRI. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. & BY APPOINTMENT• Leave message Winter Hours by Appointment Only (208) 983-2573

Open Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays • Everyday Low Prices • Choice Meats • Service Deli • Idaho Lottery

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(208) 983-0680

415 West Main • Grangeville, ID www.harvestfoodsnw.com IdahoTravelRecreation.com •

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The Hub Bar & Grill

406 Main St. • Kamiah, ID 83536

(208) 935-2211

419 3RD Street • P.O. Box 1540

The Hub is open 7 days a week 6 a.m. till close. We serve a “Homestyle” Breakfast that is easy on the pocket book and good on the tummy. Every Tuesday is “Taco Tuesday”. Tacos are 75 cents each. We offer homemade pies.

Kamiah, ID 83536 (208) 935-7860

Visit Qemus Café & Smoke Shop!

May      Buttermilk Festival June     CVRA Rodeo & Parade July      Riverfest Music Festival Aug.     Lookingglass Powwow Sept.     BBQ Days – Free BBQ Dinner On Labor Day Weekend

Experience the Kamia h Valley

Kamiah Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1124 • 518 Main Street Kamiah, ID 83536

(208) 935-2290

Welcome Center Hours: Tues. – Sat., 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. www.kamiahchamber.com

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Kamiah

Located on U.S. Hwy. 12, the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway. Kamiah opens the opportunity to enjoy sightseeing along the beautiful Lochsa, Selway, and Clearwater Rivers where mountain goats, elk, deer and a variety of wild birds can be spotted. Hunting in the nearby national forests is excellent. Opportunities abound for camping, backpacking, hiking, trail riding, rock-hounding, berry picking, bird-watching, nature study and prospecting. Swimming, rafting, innertubing and kayaking the waters of the Clearwater River provide a cool adventure during the hot summer months. Sandy beaches can be found at various points, many of them unreachable by motor vehicle. For the fisherman, salmon, trout, bass, steelhead and whitefish may be caught during various seasons in the Clearwater River and its tributaries. For ski enthusiasts, there are three ski areas within 60 minutes driving time and only a short distance to good snowmobiling. Kamiah has a rich and colorful history. Visit the “Heart of the Monster”, one of the Nez Perce National Historic Park sites, just outside Kamiah and the Kamiah Valley Historical Museum on Main Street. Stroll through downtown to view the city’s Western Victorian Architecture and a variety of public art pieces. You’ll also find unique shops and eateries. Motel and RV parks provide comfortable lodging facilities for travel‑ ers. For more information, phone the Kamiah Chamber of Commerce at (208) 935-2290. Visit our website at www.kamiahchamber.com

Kooskia

Located at the crossroads of Hwy. 12 and Hwy. 13. Kooskia is nestled at the mouth of two of Idaho County’s most beautiful rivers, the South Fork and the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River drainage. Kooskia is a great base for chasing steelhead in the spring. “Kooskia Days”, an annual community celebration held in July, fea‑ tures a parade, many different types of vendors, car show, childrens’ sports, Friday night Softball game and youth talent show and other events. You can contact the Kooskia Chamber of Commerce at: kooskiachamber@qroidaho.net

Lewis and Clark Route

The Lewis and Clark Route follows U.S. Hwy. 12 from Lewiston to Mis‑ soula, MT. Follow this route and you’re following the footsteps of the pioneers. The drive along Highway 12 shadows the route taken by the Lewis and Clark expedition. It also supplies travelers with the same breathtaking scenery which so impressed and amazed the early explorers.

Lewiston Overlook

Exit to Vista Road at the summit of Lewiston Hill to experience this overlook. From 2,700 feet above the valley floor, gaze down upon a panoramic view of the Clearwater River, the city of Lewiston, and the edges of three different states. When visiting this area, you will be amazed by the scenic beauty and recreational opportunities.

(photo courtesy Lewis Clark Valley Chamber / Hells Canyon Visitor Bureau)

Lochsa River Outfitters

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Lewiston

Located along the Snake River on the Idaho / Washington border. Lewiston is the only seaport in Idaho. Located 465 river miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Port of Lewiston is at the head of navigation of the Columbia - Snake River System. Lewiston is complemented by our sister city of Clarkston, WA located on the western shores of the Snake River. Lewiston offers a variety of recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, jetboating, white-water rafting, sandy swimming beaches and water-skiing. You can walk, jog and bike on more than 22 miles of trails along the rivers. Lewiston is home to beautiful golf courses that are open year-round. The Lewiston Round-Up, one of the biggest rodeos in the northwest, is located here. Waterfowl gather all year making Lewiston’s ducks and geese hard to resist. Outstanding deer and elk hunting is minutes from town on private land and national forests. Three nearby forests are popular for hiking, picnicking and camping. Lewiston serves as the gateway to Hell’s Canyon National Recreation Area and is the docking site for jet boat excursions into Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River. Every year the Dogwood Festival welcomes a spring bounty of flowers with Art Under the Elms, the Seaport River Run and Annual Quilt Show. Hot August Nights Show-N-Shine and concerts offer great summer fun. Winter Spirit kicks off the holiday season with elaborate lighting displays all over the valley. Lewis and Clark historians will enjoy exploring the many interpretive sites along the Lewis and Clark Trail. This scenic valley is referred to as the “Banana Belt” because of its mild winter temperatures. Whenever you visit this beautiful valley you are destined to fall in love with the scenic beauty and recreational opportunities.

Moscow

Located on U.S. Highway 95, 35 miles north of Lewiston. Spring, summer, fall or winter make Moscow your headquarters to experience the wonders that abound in North Idaho. Enjoy biking, hiking, jogging, golfing, blazing a new trail and river rafting in summer and skiing in the crisp winter air. Centrally located between scenic mountains and beautiful rivers, you can be on the slopes or in the water in minutes. Hunters will find an abundance of elk, deer, bear and other wildlife. Fishermen catch trophy salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, trout and bass year-round. Make Moscow your base camp for adventure. For more information, phone the Moscow Chamber of Commerce at (208) 882-1800 or toll free (800) 380-1801, or visit www. moscowchamber.com

University of Idaho

Located in Moscow. In 1889, the territorial Legislature established Idaho’s first Univer‑ sity. Since then, the U of I has grown into this state’s major center for higher education. An institution serving nearly 13,000, the University is inviting to students and visitors alike with its groomed and peaceful campus and stately brick buildings. The UI Outdoor Program offers a variety of equipment on a sea‑ sonal basis for golfing, biking, rafting, backpacking, rock-climbing, kayaking, and more. In addition, the UI Student Recreation Center features the tallest indoor climbing wall (at 55 feet) of any U.S. col‑ legiate facility.

Royal Motor Inn

Lewiston, ID 83501 USA

Toll Free: (800) 262-8874 (208) 746-6276

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Located Downtown • 2 Blocks From U of I • Locally Owned 15 Restaurants Within Walking Distance • HBO • A/C Kitchenettes & Executive Suites • Sauna • Weekly - Monthly Rates Free Local Calls • DSL Internet • Pet Friendly

120 W. 6th • Moscow, ID 83843

(208) 882-2581

Golf Course Public Welcome 1215 Nez Perce Drive Moscow, ID 83844 (208) 885-6171 • www.uidahogolfcourse.com Established 1933

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(208) 885-6170

U Of I Campus Student Rec. Center Moscow, ID 83844

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Nez Perce National Historical Park

Located eleven miles east of Lewiston off State Highway 3. This park is a “must see” in the Lewiston area. The park’s museum and headquarters provide the historic and cultural background of the saga of the embattled Nez Perce Indian tribe as well as displays of artifacts from the Lewis and Clark expedition. Keen observers will also notice several buildings of historical merit and architectural interest within the park.

Orofino

Located on the Clearwater River between Kamiah & Lewiston. Orofino has something for everyone year-round. This beautiful mountainous country is full of crystal clear rivers, brooks and lakes. Surrounded by wilderness areas on three sides, this land is definitely for those who desire the great outdoors. Located on the North Fork of the Clearwater River, Dworshak Dam created a 53 mile reservoir. A wonderful variety of recreational opportunities, such as camping, sailing, canoeing, water-skiing, fishing and hunting await visitors to the reservoir. Two full-service campgrounds are available at Dent Acres Recreation Area and Dworshak State Park. Enjoy a meal in town, spend a restful evening in a nice motel, hotel, bed and breakfast or at a close campground. There are also campgrounds at Canyon Creek and Grandad. Over 100 mini-camps are scattered along the shore to provide camping or day-use sites for boaters. There are three boat ramps located near the dam and four additional ramps located further upstream. Big Eddy Recreation Area, near the dam, provides a wonderful setting for picnics and swimming. A 96-slip marina and boat fueling facilities are also located at Big Eddy. While visiting, join us during our annual Lumberjack Days. For more information, contact the Orofino Chamber of Commerce at (208) 476-4335 or visit their website: www.orofino.com

Pierce

Located on Scenic Byway U.S. Hwy. 11, 29 miles east of U.S. Hwy. 12. Pierce is rich in history and outdoor adventures. Spring, Summer and Fall are a great time to visit the Clearwater backcountry! The forests of Western White Pine surrounding Pierce are full of wildlife, and the streams are brimming with trout offering the avid hunter, photographer or fly-fisherman many excellent op‑ portunities. This is a hunters paradise. From turkey to bear hunting in the spring to trophy whitetail bucks and bull elk in the fall you will not be disappointed. Some of the best west-slope cuthroat trout fishing in the West is offered in the North Fork of the Clearwater River and its tributaries. The crystal clear waters of the Blue Ribbon Kelly Creek and Cayuse Creek beckon the angler to make just one more cast in pursuit of the big one. The rivers also have a native population of rainbow trout and bull trout. For photography buffs and hikers, the North Fork River Canyon offers spectacular scenery and stunning vistas. There is an excellent system of hiking trails maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. There is an old growth stand of western Red Cedar and western White Pine, set aside by the Potlatch Corporation showcasing trees 10 to 15 feet in diameter and 200 feet tall. There are hundreds of miles of abandoned logging roads that are open only to vehicles 48 inches in width that are favored by ATV riders. One such trail leads to Clarke Mountain Lookout which provides you with an awesome view of the North Fork River Canyon.

Konkolville Motel • Exceptionally Clean Rooms • Fish Cleaning Station • Ample Boat Parking • Grill Your Own Steak Dinner • Pets Welcome • Outdoor Swimming Pool & Spa

(208) 476-5584 Toll Free: (800) 616-1964

www.konkolvillemotel.com 2600 Michigan Ave. Orofino, Idaho 83544

View from Greer Grade (photo courtesy Pierce-Weippe Chamber of Commerce) In the winter the Clearwater Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club grooms 300 miles of trails into the Clearwater backcountry. Many trails lead to scenic vistas while others go along the crystal clear mountain streams. Sled and Bed packages are available through The Outback. For the cross-country ski and snowshoe enthusiasts there are areas set aside for non-motorized use. These areas offer excel‑ lent skiing and wildlife viewing. There are several fun runs scheduled throughout the winter sponsored by the Clearwater Ridgerunners and Clearwater Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club. Several Pierce Civic groups sponsor a Winter Festival the first weekend in February. During the first weekend in August, Pierce holds it’s annual 1860 Days Celebration, to commemorate its beginnings. This is a three-day celebration with many things to do for the entire family. For the amateur historian, a stop in Pierce is a must. Visit the Chinese Hanging Tree and Cemetery, Gold Rush Canal Gulch and Historic Artifact Collection, at the Free Public Library. Pierce has many rustic buildings that at one time served as bars or brothels for the logging community in the early 1900’s. Ten miles to the east in Weippe, is where Lewis & Clark met the Nez Perce Indians after their rough trip over the Bitterroot Mountains. For more information, please contact the Pierce-Weippe Chamber (208) 435-4406 or visit their website: www.pierce-weippecham ber.com

Nezperce Hotel

312 Oak Street - P.O. Box 36 Nezperce, Idaho 83543 (208) 937-2265 • www.nezpercehotel.com E-mail: info@nezpercehotel.com

“Friendly Atmosphere... Great Service”

Steakhouse • Clover Club Open Daily • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Clean Rooms • TV • Free WiFi • Room Service

Timber Inn

You will LOVE Our Log Inn! The Best Burgers In The Northwest Steaks • Timber Burgers • Summer BBQ’s • Festive Lodging • Horseshoes

Downtown Pierce, Idaho

(208) 464-2736

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Potlatch

Located less than 20 minutes north of Moscow, just off Highway 95. Potlatch is “Idaho’s Only Historic Company Town.” Developed by the Potlatch Lumber Company in 1905 to serve the largest white pine mill in the world, the planned community retains many of the historic buildings constructed during the era of big timber. In its heyday, Potlatch Lumber Company also built the Washington, Idaho and Montana Rail‑ way, and drew its lifeblood from the vast timber operations reaching into Idaho’s backcountry. Despite the sawmill closing in 1981, the Company Town maintains its interesting history through displays in the Scenic 6 Park and the Potlatch Public Library, photo galleries in Potlatch City Hall, and a developing heritage center in the 1906 Railroad Depot. There are two walking tours of the town’s three historic districts, bed and breakfast accommodations at the historic Laird House, 22 RV slots, and RV dump station at the Scenic 6 Park. Throughout the summer, Dale’s Saturday Market offers local pro‑ duce, antiques and handmade items at Junction Lumber, located at the junction of Highways 95 and 6. During the second weekend of July, speeder rides and bluegrass music bring dozens to the restored Potlatch railroad depot for a day of ride-the-rails family fun (see www.wim‑ ryhpg.com or http://potlatchdepot.blogspot.com for details on events). The Wooden Bat Baseball Tournament also takes place that weekend in the Scenic 6 Park. Potlatch Day is the third weekend in July, and at Christmas time the park and steam locomotive are decked out in a festival of lights. On the second Saturday in December, the town holds its annual Lighted Christ‑ mas Parade and fireworks display. Potlatch offers small town charm and friendliness, and serves as the gateway to outdoor recreation in the nearby St. Joe National Forest. For more information, call (208) 8750708 or visit http://cityofpotlatch.web.officelive.com/default.aspx

Riggins

Located on U.S. Highway 95, 45 miles S. of Grangeville and 35 miles north of New Meadows. Riggins lies deep in a T-shaped canyon at the confluence of the Salmon River and the Little Salmon River in West Central Idaho. Our Salmon River country has much to offer the hunter, fisherman, hiker, rockhound and sightseer. An excellent place to enjoy the longest undammed river in the lower 48, Idaho’s Whitewater Capital with class 3 and 4 rapids in the pool and drop river is excellent for white-water rafting. Jet boat tours for fishing, sightseeing and history. Biking,

horseback riding and hiking are also popular activities. Riggins is home to exciting events throughout the year. The Riggins Rodeo, Jet Boat Races, Big Water Blow Out and Hot Summer Nights are a few of the events that bring guests to the area. Fun, excitement and good old western hospitality make Riggins a favorite destination. Riggins, where the fun begins! For more information contact the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce at www.rigginsidaho.com or phone (866) 221-3901.

WEIPPE

Where Lewis & Clark met the Nez Perce Indians in 1805. Weippe is located on Idaho Highway 11, also known as the His‑ toric Gold Rush Byway. Weippe is the “Crossroad of Cultures” and your gateway to backcountry recreation with access to the Bitterroot Mountains, the Lolo Motorway, Lewis and Clark and Nimiipuu Trails, North Fork of the Clearwater River and much more. Be prepared for excellent hiking, fishing, hunting and incredible sight seeing in primi‑ tive, remote surroundings. The Weippe Discovery Center is the hub of the community offering the story of Lewis and Clark in Idaho. Life size hand painted murals depict the Expedition’s key events as they traversed the rugged Bit‑ terroot Mountains, their arrival on the Weippe Prairie and their return trip waiting for the snow to melt. A Living Landscape has trails that meander the grounds with native flora and “Journal entry” interpretive panels that help tell the Corps of Discovery’s story while in this beautiful country. Additional murals will enlighten the visitor about Weippe’s ear‑ lier beginnings and expand to present day Weippe. Nez Perce artifacts and hands-on displays await the visitor inside the Discovery Center. A public library shares the building and staff is there to answer questions or give directions to popular Lewis and Clark sites. The annual Camas Festival is held Memorial weekend. Friday kicks off with a Dutch Oven cook-off followed by the ever popular Melodrama. Saturday begins with the 3 mile fun run/walk and 10 K run. The day is filled with activities, vendors, entertainers, and an‑ other performance of the Melodrama. The Wild Weippe Rodeo is the 3rd weekend in August. The pa‑ rade begins at noon on Saturday with the rodeo following. Local kids’ events, Cowboy breakfast, ICA and ProWest sanctioned. For more information please contact the Discovery Center at (208) 435-4406 or visit weippe discoverycenter.com

White Bird

A pioneer community with a Western flair welcomes tourists to enjoy top-notch scenic drives, wildlife viewing, fishing, rafting, jet-boating, 4-wheeling, and hunting. Excellent private campgrounds, vacation rentals, motels, and public campgrounds offer year-round lodging. White Bird and its surrounding canyon country offer millions of acres of public lands, including the the Nez Perce National Forest to the east, which contains the Gospel Hump and Frank Church – River Of No Return Wilderness. Nearby Hammer Creek Recreational Area of the Salmon River is a popular put-in place for floaters.  White Bird’s location offers Idaho’s shortest 17 mile drive into Hells Canyon and access to Pittsburg Landing, another favorite put-in spot on the Snake River, especially for jet boaters. The approach into Pittsburg Landing is breath taking, offering incredible views and vistas. The two deepest canyons in North America are the Salmon River Canyon and Hells Canyon. The Nez Perce National Historic Park, the White Bird Battlefield, two miles north of town, offers a short self-guided hike. White Bird also has many community events, such as a Volunteer Fireman’s Ball in February, Sausage Feed in March, Easter Egg Hunt on Easter weekend, Idaho Pathfiders ATV family fun night in April, Oldtime Fiddlers Annual jam in late April, Fun Trail Ride in May, Community Yard Sale in May, White Bird Days Parade, Celebration and Rodeo on Fathers Day weekend in June, Just the Hill of It Bike Race up Old Highway 95 in June; Halloween Party in October and a Community Christmas Program in December. So, whether you fish, hunt, float rivers, bike, hike, climb, sightsee, are a photography or a historical buff, enjoy meeting interesting people and places or just want to relax, White Bird has it all and more. See you soon! White Bird battlefield along the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, White Bird, Idaho (US Forest Service photo, by Roger Peterson)

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Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitor’s Centers City of Potlatch • (208) 875-0708 • cityofpotlatch.web.officelive.com Elk River Chamber • (208) 826-3209 Genesee Chamber • (208) 285-1621 Grangeville Chamber • (208) 983-0460 • .www.grangevilleidaho.com Greater Craigmont • summer.(208) 924-0050 • winter season (208) 790-2059 • www.craigmontareachamber.com Juliaetta Chamber • (208) 276-7791 Kamiah Chamber • (208) 935-2290 • .www.kamiahchamber.com Kendrick Chamber • (208) 289-5157 Kooskia Chamber • (208) 926-4362 • .www.kooskia.com Lewis Clark Valley Chamber • (509) 758-7712 • Toll Free (800) 933-2128 • www.lcvalleychamber.org Lolo Pass Visitor’s Center • (208) 942-1234 North Central Idaho Travel Association • (877) 364-3246 • www.visitnorthcentralidaho.org Moscow Chamber.(208) 882-1800 • Toll Free (800) 380-1801 • www.moscowchamber.com Orofino Chamber • (208) 476-4335 • www.orofino.com Pierce-Weippe Chamber • (208) 435-4406 • .www.pierce-weippechamber.com Salmon River Chamber • (208) 628-3778 • Toll Free.(866) 221-3901 • www.rigginsidaho.com Town of Cottonwood City Hall • (208) 962-3231 Troy Chamber • (208) 835-2741 White Bird.• (208) 839-2777 • www.visitwhitebirdidaho.com

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DWORSHAK STATE PARK Twenty-six miles northwest of Orofino on country road P-1. Located along the 54 mile long Dworshak Reservoir near Orofino. Modern RV and tent camping available among the pines or in the open meadows, with views of the rugged shoreline. Swim, water-ski, boat, hike, fish for Kokanee or just relax. The park includes Three Meadows Group Camp, nestled in a lush forest setting. It offers eight bunk-style group cabins, a spacious lodge and modern kitchen facilities, perfect for quiet retreats. Phone (208) 476-5994.

R ecreation A reas HELLS GATE Located 4 miles south of Lewiston on Snake River Avenue. As the name implies, Hells Gate is the gateway to famous Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Park rangers can provide information on trips into North America’s deepest canyon. Phone (208) 799-5015. WINCHESTER Located just off of State Hwy. 95. Winchester Lake State Park is a quiet place to spend a night or two among the trees dangling a hook in the lake when the mood strikes you.

Welcome to Orofino by Dave King (photo courtesy Orofino Chamber of Commerce)

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Points of Interest Frank Church “River Of No Return” Wilderness area. Phone (208) 342-1438. Gospel-Hump Wilderness Lochsa Scenic Route. The Lochsa Scenic Route follows U.S. Highway 12 between Kooskia and the Idaho – Montana border. This scenic drive mimics the Lochsa River along the edge of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area. Following each bend and curve of the water, this route works its way through some of Idaho’s most magnificent forest land. Lolo Trail. The entrance to Lolo Trail is five miles south of the Visitors’ Center at Lolo Pass on the Idaho-Montana border. Lolo Trail proved to be the most difficult passage for the Lewis and Clark expedition. Having struggled over the 5,233 foot high pass, they then faced the daunting task of hacking through the thick timber and climbing the steep ridges of the overgrown Lolo Indian Trail. Thanks to a USFS road completed in 1934, passage for travelers today is much smoother. One of Idaho’s eight Historic National Landmarks, the Lolo Trail provides a wonderful glimpse back into the early days of the exploration of the West. Salmon River Ahsahka DWORSHAK fisheries complex, of Ahsahka, is located southeast on SR 7 at the confluence of the two forks of the Clearwater River. It is one of the largest steelhead trout hatcheries in the world. Phone (208) 476-4591. Cottonwood St. Gertrude’s Museum. Phone (208) 962-2050

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Phone (208) 628-3916. Hells Gate State Park & Lewis and Clark Discovery Center. Located four miles south of Lewiston on Snake River Ave. The state park offers camping, swimming, boat moorage, picnic facilities, hiking and fishing. The Discovery Center offers educational displays with so much more!. Phone: (208) 799-5015. Jack O’Conner Center. Located inside the Hells Gate State Park, four miles south of Lewiston. Featuring a museum of writer and outdoor enthusi‑ ast Jack O’Conner and his wife Eleanor’s years of hunting throughout North America. A display of over 60 wildlife trophies, along with other artifacts from their travels. A library of his writing is also located there. Lewis-Clark Center for Arts & History. Phone (208) 792-2243. Nez Perce National Historical Park. 39063 U.S. Hwy. 95. Spalding, ID 83540. Phone: (208) 843-7001. Open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round. Nez Perce Tribe History Museum, located 10 miles south of Lewiston on Hwy. 95. Old Spiral Highway. Right off Highway 95, it descends 2,000 ft. down into the valley. 10 miles of back-to-back 180 degree-plus switchbacks and chicans, most of which are slightly banked. “One of the greatest roads in all of Idaho or Washington. - Rider from Idaho (5/13/06)” Moscow Appaloosa Horse Club International Headquarters & Museum . Phone (208) 882-5578. University of Idaho. Phone (208) 885-6567

WEIS ROCKSHELTER, Cottonwood, is seven miles south in Grave’s Creek Can‑ yon. You can see archeological excavations of this cliff which has revealed almost continuous human occupation between 5500 B.C. and A.D. 1400.

Orofino Dworshak Reservoir/Dworshak National Fish Hatchery. Phone (208) 476-4591.

Grangeville Bicentennial Historical Museum, 305 S. College. Open June-September, Wed. - Fri. 1-5 p.m. Phone: (208) 983-2573.

LEWIS AND CLARK CANOE CAMP, of Orofino, is located 5 miles west on U.S. 12. It is a part of the Nez Perce National Historical Park. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Free Admission. Phone (208) 843-2261, Ext. 199.

THE ILO VOLLMER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Pierce J. HOWARD BRADBURY MUSEUM. Open June - Aug., Fri. and Sat. Mid day.

Kamiah CHIEF LOOKINGGLASS DAYS, Kamiah, is a gathering of tribes featuring dancing and American Indian food held in mid-August. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors a free barbecue each year on the Saturday before Labor Day. EAST KAMIAH, a part of Kamiah, is located 2 miles east on U.S. 12, and contains a volcanic rock formation called Heart of the Monster, the place of creation in Nez Perce mythology. Kooskia KOOSKIA NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY, Kooskia, is 2 miles southeast along the Middle Fork River. Chinook Salmon eggs are collected, incubated and hatched, and the young fish are reared. Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Phone (208) 476-4591. SELWAY FALLS, 26 miles east of Kooskia on U.S. Hwy. 12 and traveling southeast from Lowell for 19 miles. This river gets its name from the Native American word “selweh” meaning “smooth water”, but the water’s anything but smooth at the falls. For an even more impressive sight, visit the falls in the spring. The drive to Selway Falls is pleasant in itself – a scenic drive on a maintained road. Lapwai NORTHERN IDAHO INDIAN AGENCY, Lapwai, is one of the sites of the Nez Perce National Historical Park. The agency is near Fort Lapwai, which was established in 1862. The agency is open Monday-Friday. Phone (208) 843-2300. Lewiston Lewis and Clark came to the Lewis Clark valley in 1805. Lewiston is Idaho’s oldest city and was the first capital of Idaho in 1863. The confluence of Lewiston and Clark‑ ston is the furthest inland seaport located 465 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Hells Canyon. The canyon holds 652,488 of wild lands, mostly uninhabited. The deepest river gorge in North American houses scenic beauty, world-class whitewater, spectacular mountain peaks, wildlife and history from prehistoric tribes to early miners and settlers. The mountains tower over the river at 9,393’ at its highest point, down to 800’ above sea level at its lowest point of the Snake River.

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Riggins Rapid River Fish Hatchery. Phone (208) 628-3277. Weippe Discovery Center. website: weippediscoverycenter.com Spalding NEZ PERCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE, in Spalding on U.S. 95, has exhibits of the Nez Perce culture. Open Dawn to Dusk. Phone (208) 843-2261, Ext. 199. SPALDING SITE, located 1/4 mile east of Spalding is the second mission built by Rev. Henry H. Spalding and his wife Eliza in 1838. This mission includes Idaho Territory’s first printing press, sawmill and gristmill. At a later date, the Indian Agency headquarters were here. Be sure to visit the Spalding Mission Cemetery where the Spaldings are buried. Many Nez Perce are buried here, also. A self-guided tour is available. White Bird GRANGEVILLE SELF-GUIDED TOURS. You can take a self-guided driving tour of White Bird Battlefield, pick up a brochure at the Nez Perce National Historical Park. WHITE BIRD BATTLEFIELD AREA, White Bird, is east of U.S. Hwy. 95 at White Bird Hill. This is the site of one of the many conflicts between early settlers and the Nez Perce Indians. This gullied and rolling plain, now peaceful and serene, conceals in its splendor a bloody and violent history. Winchester WINCHESTER LAKE STATE PARK, is located in the City of Winchester. The lake is the spectacle at this state park (long a favorite of fishermen in the search of rainbow trout and bass). Campers and picnickers will enjoy the lake’s facili‑ ties in the summer. In later seasons, the park becomes a winter playground as the ice and snow covered lake beckons ice fishermen, cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. WINCHESTER MUSEUM OF HISTORY


Calendar NOVEMBER Craigmont – Annual Turkey Shoot Fall Festival LEWISTON – Veterans Day Parade Winter Spirit Lighting Orofino – CVHC & Clinics Celebrate The Season PIERCE – Holiday Bazaar WInchester – Christmas in the Pines Craft Show DECEMBER craigmont – Breakfast with Santa ELK RIVER – Free Chili Feed Lighting Ceremony KAMIAH – Arts & Crafts Fair Breakfast With Santa Christmas Lighting Ceremony & Parade KOOSKIA – An Old Fashioned Christmas Christmas Lighting Ceremony MOSCOW – Light Up The Night Holiday Parade Orofino Annual Christmas Festival & Tree Lighting Patchwork Bazaar & Craft Fair PIERCE – Festival of Trees Potlatch Lighted Christmas Parade & Fireworks RIGGINS Salmon River Art Guild – Christmas Bazaar JANUARY ELK CITY – Poker Run ELK RIVER – New Year’s Day Crab Feed Snowmobile Fun Runs Winter Fest Celebration KAMIAH – Save The Pool Crab Feed Orofino – Rotary Club Feed FEBRUARY Craigmont – Annual Crab Feed DIXIE – President’s Day Race ELK RIVER – Airstrip Snowmobile Drag Races Ice Fishing Derby LEWISTON – Lewiston Brew Fest Super Yard Sale Orofino I-CARE Western Wing Ding Dance & Silent Auction PIERCE – Winter Festival Riggins – Women with Bait WHITE BIRD – 3-D Bowshoot MARCH ELK RIVER – Snowmobile Fun Runs LEWISTON – ATK Outdoor Show Gun, Antique & Horn Show Home & Garden Show Rocky Mountain Elk Banquet St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Train Club Show & Swap Vintage Spirit Wine Festival KAMIAH – Save The Pool Spudingo Orofino – I-CARE Community Yard Sale Orofino Chamber of Commerce Auction reubens – Sausage Feed APRIL Craigmont – Schmeckfest ELK RIVER – Wild Game Feed KAMIAH – Kamiah Library Dinner Theatre LEWISTON – Asotin County Fair Dogwood Festival Dog Show Super Cross World Jet Boat Races MOSCOW – Palouse Patchers Quilt Show Orofino – Bommershoot Community Clean Up Day/Arbor Day Celebration CVH & Clinics Foundation & Auxiliary Wine Tasting Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet Fireman’s Ball IOGA Spring Roundup / ID State Elk Calling Contest Wild Turkey Federation Auction

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RIGGINS – Salmon River Jet Boat Races WHITE BIRD – Jet Boat Races Old Time Fiddlers Jam Pathfinders ATV Fun Night MAY craigmont – Memorial Day Services ELK RIVER – ATV Fun Runs Fishing Derby Boat Races KAMIAH – Buttermilk Festival Farmer’s Market Mat’Alyma Root Festival KOOSKIA – Farmer’s Market LEWISTON – Demolition Derby NAIA World Series Softball Tournament MOSCOW – Renaissance Fair Orofino Orofino EnduroCross Potlatch – City Wide Clean Up Day Farmer’s Market RIGGINS – Riggins Rodeo Sacred Salmon Ceremony & Friendship Feast Spring Art Show & Sale Weippe – Camas Festival WHITE BIRD – Poker Trail Ride WINCHESTER – Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed JUNE Craigmont “Bite the Bullet” Bike Race Old Winchester Grade Class Reunions Craigmont June Picnic ELK RIVER – ATV Fun Runs Square Dance Weekend Genesee – Community Day GRANGEVILLE Just For The Hill of it, Bicycle Hillclimb Fundraiser For Hospice KAMIAH – CVRA Rodeo & Parade Farmer’s Market Save The Pool Luau KOOSKIA – Farmer’s Market Free Fishing Day LEWISTON – I Made the Grade Bicycle Race Farmer’s Market (June-Sept.) NAIA World Series Motocross N.I Senior Games Sun Festival MOSCOW – Idaho Repertory Theatre Life On Wheels RV Conference Orofino – Esskahpo Powwow Maniac Dam Race PIERCE – Deer Creek Fishing Derby Potlatch – Community Yard Sale Farmer’s Market Riggins – Big Water Blowout & River Festival WHITE BIRD – Bike Rodeo Just The Hill Of It Bike Race Rodeo White Bird Days WInchester – 4th of July Celebration (29-30) Annual Open Rodeo “Bite The Bullet” Bike Race Fireworks Fund Raiser, Taco Feed JULY Craigmont – Jam’n In The Park BOVILL – Bovill Days ELK RIVER – Huckleberry Festival GRANGEVILLE Grangeville Border Days - 3 day Festival Over the 4th of July KAMIAH – Farmer’s Market Riverfest Music Festival Upper Clearwater Arts Riverfest KOOSKIA – Farmer’s Market Kooskia Days LEWISTON – 4th of July Celebration

Heat in the Street Mud Bogs Rockin on the River MOSCOW – Idaho Repertory Theatre Rendezvous in the Park Orofino 4th of July Fireworks, BBQ & Concert In The Park Orofino Show and Shine Trevor Haag Memorial Tournament PIERCE – Wine Tasting PLUMMER – Parade & Antique Car Show POTLATCH – Farmer’s Market Potlatch Day Speeder Day & Baseball Tournament RIGGINS Hot Summer Nights Music & Talent Show TROY – Old Time Day WInchester – Annual Open Rodeo Paddle Fest Winchester Days AUGUST ELK CITY – Elk City Days ELK RIVER – Too Broke For Sturgis Elk River Days Genesee – Community Wide Yard Sale Ride Idaho KAMIAH – Lookingglass Powwow Farmer’s Market KOOSKIA – Farmer’s Market LEWISTON – Demolition Derby Hot August Nights NW Best “Brew Fest” MOSCOW – Apalousey Trail Ride Cruisin The Eastside Car Show Trinity Festival PIERCE – 1860’s Days Celebration POTLATCH – Farmer’s Market Pie In The Park Weippe – Wild Weippe Rodeo WHITE BIRD – Jamaica Down The River WInchester – CIRA Summer Rodeo Series Finals SEPTEMBER ELK RIVER – ATV Mud Bog Power Chute Weekend (Labor Day) KAMIAH – BBQ Days Farmer’s Market KOOSKIA – Farmer’s Market LEWISTON – Art Walk Lewiston Round Up Nez Perce County Fair Super Cross MOSCOW Country Cowboy Poetry & Western Music Festival Latah County Fair OROFINO Clearwater County Fair & Lumberjack Days President’s Cup Golf Tournament PIERCE Labor Day Weekend “Friendship Run” A Motorcycle Rendezvous POTLATCH – Farmer’s Market RIGGINS – Labor Day BBQ & Art in the Park Winchester Annual Winchester Lake State Park Fishing Derby OCTOBER Craigmont – Fall Festival ELK RIVER Halloween Costume Contest LEWISTON – Pumpkin Palooza Rock & Gem Show KAMIAH – Farmer’s Market KOOSKIA – Farmer’s Market Orofino AAUW Scream In The Park! Haunted House POTLATCH – Farmer’s Market RIGGINS Regional Art Show & Silent Auction WHITE BIRD – Chili Cook Off

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Boise Train Depot down Capital (photo courtesy Charles Knowles)

Boise

Located on I-84, 60 miles east of the Idaho-Oregon border. Boise, known as the “City of Trees”, is the capital of Idaho and the largest metropolitan city in the state. The population of Boise is approximately 214,490. Boise is the hub of state and county business, a diverse business base for many world-renowned corporations, all-season recreational activities and a growing cultural community. The magnificent Boise River cuts through the heart of the city where visitors and residents enjoy 22.5 miles of greenbelt for strolling, cycling, skating or jogging. The city boasts of an active downtown area for shopping and nightlife. In downtown, you will find a variety of dining experiences, shops, department stores plus two charming historical shopping areas…Old Boise Historic District and Bodo. Boise Centre on the Grove convention center attracts many conventions, trade shows and special events for you to enjoy. Next door at the Qwest Arena, you can be entertained by well-known performers in concert, Steelheads hockey team or the Stampede basketball team. Enjoy shopping at the Boise Towne Square Mall and the Boise Factory Outlet Mall, which features an official size ice rink open to the public. Fine dining is everywhere in Boise and entertainment is plentiful in many forms including performances by The Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Ballet Idaho, Boise Philharmonic and many local, national and celebrity entertainers. City tours are available, as are self-guided tours Zoo Boise, Discovery

Center of Idaho (great fun and educational for kids), the MK Nature Center and two historic residential areas. Sports enthusiasts will find Boise the center of any type of sports activity you could desire. Spectator sports are alive and well at Boise State University, the favorite for basketball and football. The Boise Hawks baseball games (farm team of the Chicago Cubs) are real crowd pleasers and each Fall, ESPN Network covers the Albertson’s Boise Open on the Nationwide PGA tour as well as the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game. If you’re looking for a sport you can get involved with, travel a short 16 miles from the city to Bogus Basin Mountain Resort. You could fish for rainbow trout in the Boise River, catch trout, bass or just enjoy the sandy shore at nearby Lucky Peak Reservoir, or you might play golf at the many 9 and 18-hole courses throughout the valley. From Boise you are only minutes away from breathtaking mountain beauty, streams, lakes and all the outdoor activities you can find regardless of season. Lodging choices in Boise are plentiful, ranging from elegant to cozy and fit any budget. United, Alaska Ailines, Southwest, Delta, and US Airways serve Boise. In addition, aviation facilities are available for private aircraft. World famous Sun Valley is only a three hour drive from Boise and the crystal blue waters of Payette Lake at the resort town of McCall is a mere two hours away. The friendly people of Boise and surrounding communities will not only make you feel welcome, you’ll want to come back.

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Boise Parks & Recreation

Travelers enjoy open green spaces and recreational opportunities provided by Boise’s best known parks, Kathryn Albertson, Ann Morrison Memorial Park and Julia Davis Park which are all located in the heart of the city. These parks are linked together by the Boise River Greenbelt, a linear park that is 22.5 miles long. Kathryn Albertson Park lies near the Boise River off of Americana Blvd. Designed as an attractive home for resident and migratory wildlife, this park features wide, paved footpaths winding through the sanctuary. Tour highlights include outdoor gazebos, a fountain, a cross-section of the world’s largest Ponderosa Pine Tree and many glimpses of wildlife. Across the street is Ann Morrison Memorial Park. The 153 acre park lies on the south bank of the Boise River between Capitol and Americana Boulevards. This park boasts a reflecting pool with water cascading from a spray fountain, gardens, Candy Cane Playground, tennis courts, 18-hole disc golf course, sports fields, kite flying areas and picnic facilities. The Greenbelt meanders through the park along the river. Following the Greenbelt Pathway east leads to Boise’s oldest park, Julia Davis. This park offers a variety of fun and interesting things to do. Visitors can sample visual arts at the Boise Art Museum, learn about State history at the Idaho State Historical Museum and Idaho Black History Museum or discover the wonders of science at the Discovery Center of Idaho. Visit Zoo Boise, featuring over 90 species of animals. A playground, designed to accommodate children of all

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Fall colors and pond Albertsons Park Boise (photo courtesy Charles Knowles) abilities is available. The Rose Garden has been a park attraction since the 1930s. It features over 300 different rose varieties and over 1,600 rose bushes. It is a favorite site for flower lovers and outdoor weddings. Other park amusements include the paddle boats which can be rented for peaceful outings in the lagoon and the Gene Harris Bandshell, which is used for concerts and special events throughout the summer. For more information, call Boise City Parks and Recreation at (208) 384-4240 or go online at www.cityofboise.org/parks

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6989 Federal Way, Boise, ID 83716 208.287.2300 | 1.866.385.6343 | Fax: 208.287.2310 www.bestwestern.com/northwestlodge

Big Vistas. Rock Walls. High Desert. Golden Eagles. Deep Lakes. Big Bass.

Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. ©2012 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Pioneer History. Starry Nights.

SNOWBOARD

Bighorn Sheep.

SKATEBOARD SPECIALISTS

LEASE, RENTALS & FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP

(208) 385-9300 1/2 Block South Of BSU newtandharolds.com

Eastern Oregon State Parks.

Hot Showers. Modern Restrooms. Full Hookups. Great Camping. Cabins, yurts and tepees.

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www.oregonstateparks.org

1021 BROADWAY AVE. BOISE, ID 83706

Our standard amenities are anything but.

• Complimentary Deluxe Breakfast • High-Speed Internet Access • Heated Indoor Pool & Spa • Guest Laundry

Best Western Plus Vista Inn at the Airport

2645 Airport Way, Boise, ID 83705 208.336.8100 | 1.800.727.5006 | Fax: 208.342.3060 www.bestwestern.com/vistainnattheairport Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. ©2012 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved.


Boise State University

Located in Boise. Boise State University is nationally recognized for its blue football field, but its success extends beyond the blue. This campus is the home of eight Idaho Professors of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation, the 2005 national champion student debate and speech team and the 12th-best undergraduate engineering program among public, comprehensive universities. A variety of undergraduate, graduate and technical programs are available in eight colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences, Social

Sciences and Public Affairs, and Applied Technology. Boise State offers more than 190 fields of study, including Idaho’s first Executive MBA program. The largest university in Idaho with more than 17,000 students, Boise State has the highest admission standards among Idaho’s public universities and offers an Honors College. Its location in the capital city provides a stimulating educational environment, opportunities to partner with business and government, and a host of cultural amenities for students. For more information phone (800) 824-7017, (208) 426-1000 or visit their website at: www.boisestate.edu

River Ranch Retreat

3420 North Knox Drive • King Hill, ID 83633

(208) 830-9674

a perfect Get Away! Between Boise & Twin Falls • www.riverranchretreat.net

(photo courtesy Boise Hawks)

Boise Hawks

Family Fun each summer in the Treasure Valley begins with Boise Hawks baseball. Affordable ticket prices, free parking, fireworks shows each Friday night, and specials every night of the week are part of the reasons 100,000 or more fans have watched the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs for over 25 years. Over 90 former Boise Hawks have played in the major leagues, giving fans the chance to watch the next superstar in an intimate environment. The Northwest League season runs from mid-June through the first week of September, with first pitch each night at 7:15 p.m. For a schedule, tickets or more information on the Boise Hawks, call (208) 322-5000 or online at www.boisehawks.com

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(photo courtesy Les Bois Park)

Welcome to Les Bois Park!

Welcome to Les Bois Park, Idaho’s only premier live horse racing and simulcast racing facility! Les Bois Park is located in Boise, Idaho and celebrates over 40 years of live horse racing! Les Bois offers Idaho’s most unique sports environment: The combination of sheer excitement and family atmosphere, backed by one of Idaho’s deepest and longest sporting traditions. Les Bois Park is 100% Idaho. With estimated attendance of more than 170,000 people this year, it is also one of Idaho’s most popular sport and entertainment destinations. More than 850 horses grace our stables adjacent to the beautiful Boise River. The view from the spacious grandstand and Turf Club of the Boise Front Mountains and Boise River is unique in itself. You can enjoy a 36-date live racing season featuring the popular Wednesday Ladies Night events. The Turf Club Bar and Grill fea-

tures simulcast racing from tracks across the nation and offers excellent food and fine beverages year-round. Come join us and feel the rush of the horses, the thunder of the hooves, the cheers from the grandstand and a fine meal or cocktail at the Turf Club or Clubhouse facilities. You are already a winner for a top-notch entertainment event just by entering our gates! Idaho-made, Idaho-owned, and an Idaho tradition. There is no place in Idaho like LES BOIS PARK! Visit us on the web www.lesboispark.com Les Bois Park, 5610 Glenwood Ave., Boise, ID 837714

109 W. Idaho • Boise, ID 83702

(208) 342-8066 • (800) 342-8445 Website: www.idheritageinn.com

Our standard amenities are anything but. • Complimentary Breakfast • High-Speed Internet Access • Free Continental Breakfast • Airport Shuttle • Park & Fly Rates

Best Western Airport Inn

2660 Airport Way, Boise, ID 83705 208.384.5000 | 800.727.5004 | Fax: (208) 384-5566

www.bestwestern.com/prop_13040 | E-mail: bestwestern13040@yahoo.com Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. ©2012 Best Western International, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Shearwater Inn

The Shearwater Inn is a delightful ocean view hotel in the heart of Lincoln City, Oregon. The hotel is owned by Westover Inns a family owned company with six other hotels in Oregon. The hotel is only a short walk away from seven miles of pristine sand and the very best of Oregon’s natural beauty. While not directly on the ocean front, the spacious rooms and suites offer spectacular views of the captivating waves of the Pacific Ocean. While staying with us you’ll enjoy wonderful ocean views, gas fireplaces, decks, complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room every morning, daily wine social, free wireless Internet, and spa. The inn has many dog friendly rooms so feel free to bring along your four-legged travel companion (small to medium size). Let our knowledgeable hotel staff help you plan a getaway that is the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. The hotel is in the center of town close to miles of sandy beach, shopping, restaurants, and galleries. Spend a day at the beach taking long walks, flying kites, building sandcastles, and searching for glass floats. Or explore Lincoln City, and the neighboring towns of Depoe Bay and Newport. In Lincoln City you can visit the glass blowing studio, art galleries, and a great outlet mall. Just South of Lincoln City is the small town of Depoe Bay which is the ideal place for whale watching, and is the home of the world’s smallest navigable harbor. Travel a little farther along the Coast Highway to Newport to visit the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Oregon Coast Aquarium. After a day of exploring come back to your room and relax while watching the waves. Rejuvenate at the Shearwater Inn in Lincoln City, Oregon where your comfort and happiness are our only desires. For more information or to make a reservation please visit our web site at www.theshearwaterinn. com or call (800) 869-8069.

HOLIDAY MOTEL 5416 W. Fairview Ave. • Boise, ID 83706

Take Curtis Exit off I-84 Behind Alden-Waggoner Funeral Home On Fairview Between Orchard & Curtis Special Weekly Rates • Free Local Calls • Cable Cinemax / HBO Pets Allowed • Refrigerators • Microwaves

(photo courtesy Shearwater Inn)

(208) 376-4631

CINEMAS Showing the latest independent, foreign and art films in 4 theatres CAFE Gourmet, deli-style dinner on the patio, by the fireplace or in the theatre FUN Wine Bar, Specialty Beers, Espresso, Dessert DVD / VIDEO RENTALS Over 2,000 great titles GIFT CERTIFICATES For any occasion (208) 342-4222

646 Fulton • Boise, ID 83702

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. / Fri.-Sun. 12 p.m. - 9:30 p.m

www.theflicksboise.com

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Bruneau Scenic Canyon

Located 8 miles S.E. of Bruneau. Bruneau Hot Springs, an easily accessible natural hot water pool, serves as the welcome mat for this scenic canyon. One of many deep gorges crisscrossing the desert, the Bruneau Canyon is particularly impressive with its steep vertical cliffs, lush foliage and clear blue water. To view this canyon, take the Mountain Home exit off I-84 and get on State Highway 51.

Caldwell

Located 25 miles west of Boise off I-84. Caldwell, the “Gateway to Idaho Outdoors,” is near some of the most spectacular outdoor recreation areas, mountains, deserts, lakes and rivers. Visitors can participate in white-water rafting, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing and hiking. There are hunting seasons for big game, upland bird and water fowl. Within an hour’s drive of Caldwell, you can visit a winery, pick your own berries, visit pioneer Oregon Trail, see an old silver mining town, bike a desert canyon to a waterfall or visit three wildlife refuges. Lake Lowell is a popular recreational area for fishing, boating and water-skiing. The refuge to the south provides a thriving and varied bird population. The Lower Dam features a large picnic area and swimming.

More Than Just A Drug Store Distinctive Gifts • Quality Clothing • Coffee Corner Espresso • Smoothies • Coffee Beans

104 N. Main • P.O. Box 797 • Cascade, ID 83611

(208) 382-4204 • Toll Free: (888) 732-9525

Wellington Real Estate Ben Wellington ~ Owner/Broker

102 E. Mill St. • Cascade, ID 83611 (208) 382-3303 • (800) 574-9577 • Cell: (208) 634-6789 benhere@cascaderealestate.com • www.cascaderealestate.com Cabins • Lots • Homes • Ranches • Rentals • Commercial

The Boise River which runs through Caldwell, and the Snake River a few miles south, are great for boating, fishing and nature walks. The forests of southern and central Idaho are famous for fly-fishing streams, easy and challenging hiking trails and white water rivers. Public camping areas are plentiful and accessible. Three major downhill ski areas are within easy driving distance. Groomed trails for cross-country skiing and areas for snowmobiling can be found nearby. In addition to the many outdoor activities, respected The College of Idaho brings arts and entertainment to campus. Across the street, the Caldwell Events Center hosts exciting sports events and special shows. Two mature golf courses are open to the public. Fine restaurants, comfortable hotels, motels and campgrounds welcome travelers.

CASCADE

Beautiful Cascade, Idaho is nestled in the majestic mountains of central Idaho approximately 75 miles north of Boise on Highway 55 at an elevation of 4,800 feet. Cascade is the gateway to the Frank Church Wilderness area. Backcountry ranches are accessible from the Cascade Airport with approximately 4,700 feet of paved and lighted runway. Cascade offers year-round outdoor sports and recreation for everyone. Lake Cascade, one of the top fisheries in Idaho, is well known for its excellent fishing all year-round. Cascade offers hunters some of the best sport hunting in Idaho. An elk or whitetail deer hunt gives the hunter the opportunity to harvest a nice animal and to experience real nature and wilderness. White water enthusiasts will find that the Cascade area offers exciting rafting on the Payette River in all categories. Cross-country skiing is a popular winter time activity. Downhill skiing at Brundage Mountain near McCall is only 35 miles away. For winter sports enthusiasts, the Cascade area offers 800 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, as well as 27 km of Nordic ski trails. Cascade’s beautiful alpine recreational areas are the ideal location for tenting and RV camping. Cascade offers a variety of fine dining establishments and lodging accommodations. For more information, contact the Cascade Chamber of Commerce at (208) 382-3833 or e-mail them at extreme@cascadechamber.com 1 Mile From Idaho’s Finest Fishing Lake www.arrowheadpark.com 955 So. Hwy. 55

Large Grassy Spaces • Cable TV • Full Hook-Ups Riverside Sites • Camping Cabins • Yurts Rec. Room • Craft Classes • Laundry • Store RV Parts • WIFI Service Available • Horseshoes • Wood Carving

P.O. Box 337 • Cascade, ID 83611

(208) 382-4534 • Fax: (208) 382-5255 Affordable Monthly Rates

CASCADE AUTO, Inc. SALES • SERVICE • PARTS • Ambassador@grapevine7.com

Family Owned & Operated For 50 Years

(208) 382-4224 • (800) 820-8448 118 S. Main • Cascade, ID 83611

762 South Main Street Cascade

(208) 382-4238

www.birchglenlodge.com

Open Year-Round For Monthly-Weekly Overnighters • Propane Sold Most major credit cards accepted

(888) 457-5959 • (208) 939-8080 10555 Horseshoe Bend Rd. • Boise, Idaho 83714 web-site: www.grapevine7.com • hivalley@grapevine7.com

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Newly Remodeled Rooms • Clean & Comfortable • Large Common Lodge with Free Pool Table, Sauna & Big Screen TV Extra Bath & Shower Facilities • Weekly / Monthly Rates Oversized Parking Lot for Trucks, Trailers & RV’s • Cable TV & Wireless Hotspot • Contractor Rates • Coffee / Refrigerator / Microwave • Kitchenettes & A/C • Meeting Room Available • Restaurant Access

Right Next Door To Kelly’s White Water Park


Chamber of Commerce

(208) 382-3833 P.0.Box 571 • Cascade, Idaho 83611 www.cascadechamber.com

(photo courtesy Tamarack Resort and Sherri Harkin)

Cascade, ID (208) 315-3008

500 North Main Street P.O. Box 777 • Cascade, ID 83611

(866) 382-5621 • www.theashleyinn.com

Located at mile marker 114.4 on Highway 55.

www.kellyswhitewaterpark.com

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LAKE CASCADE

Located on State Highway 55 between Cascade and Donnelly. Framed by timbered mountains, the smooth waters of Lake Cascade stretch through more than 20 miles of rolling, grassy meadows. A sportsman’s haven, the reservoir attracts waterskiers, fishermen, boaters and swimmers during summer months. In winter months, the reservoir is visited by snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. The nearby towns of Cascade and Donnelly serve as hosts to area visitors, offering gas, groceries, fishing supplies and other amenities an adventurer may require.

Council

Council is centered between Council mountain and the Seven Devil mountain range. It is a beautiful, small community, full of history and legends of days in the past. The first inhabitants in this area were the “Northern Mountain Shoshoni Indians”, in the late 1700s. The name Council came about because the Indians gathered here for their Powwows, rodeos, trading, mining, businesses, employment and, most of all, their friendship with the surrounding farmers, merchants and ranchers. Railroading, mining, logging, fishing, hunting and year-round recreation both past and present is what attracts everyone to this part of Idaho. It is a wonderful, fun, and relaxing place to visit and get back to the nature part of life. For more information, please phone Council Chamber of Commerce at (208) 253-6830 or e-mail: councilchamber@ ctcweb.net Boise River near Eagle (photo courtesy Charles Knowles)

Donnelly

Donnelly, located between Cascade and McCall, is about 90 miles north of Boise. It is a focal point for both summer and winter recreation activities. Being located next to 21 mile long Lake Cascade and situated in the Long Valley between East and West Mountains, you can enjoy great fishing for Rainbow Trout, Coho Salmon and Perch. Some of the best deer and elk hunting in the state of Idaho can be found in this area. In the summer, Donnelly’s average temperature is 75 degrees, allowing for perfect BBQ weather and perfect days for water-skiing, fishing or huckleberry picking. In August, the annual Huckleberry Festival is a fun event to attend. Uncrowded sailing awaits you on Lake Cascade, which lays at the base of West Mountain. In the winter, snowmobilers cross the lake after it freezes over to reach West Mountain to access 1,000+ miles of groomed trails and to climb to the top. They go to natural hot springs or sit and enjoy the panoramic views north to McCall, west to the Wallowas or back down the Payette River and Lake Cascade.

Eagle

Located 13 miles west of Boise. The City of Eagle, one of the Treasure Valley’s premier communities, is located in Western Ada County approximately 13 miles west of Boise. Eagle is one of the smaller cities in Ada County with a population of about 10,000. Eagle is known for its stance on family values and ensures moderate growth by its firm direction on development. Strategically placed between the foothills and the Boise River, the City of Eagle has much to offer in the way of horse and bike riding, a new state-of-the-art skate park, as well as numerous family parks. The Chamber of Commerce promotes many family oriented annual events in the community, including Eagle Fun Days and Country Christmas.

www.sevendevilslodge.com

(208) 253-3014 Council, ID

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EMMETT & GEM COUNTY

Located 24 miles N.W. of Boise. So close to metropolitan Boise, yet seemingly away from it all, Emmett offers a step back in time to a simpler lifestyle, charming surroundings and a vast array of activities and events. Emmett, the county seat, is the hub of activity in Gem County which includes growing communities, Letha and Montour as well as the delightful mountain communities, Sweet and Ola. Emmett and Gem County enjoy all four fabulous seasons. Early settlers found the fertile soil and favorable climate ideal for growing crops and fruit. Today, many superb orchards still embellish the countryside bringing delicious fresh cherries, peaches, apples, plums, grapes and more to eager residents and visitors every year. Many orchards sell their fresh bounty on-site along with homemade delights. U-Pick Orchards invite visitors to wander among the fruit-laden trees, pick your own fresh fruit and perhaps you might enjoy a picnic amid the Norman Rockwell-like setting. Cutting through the valley, the Payette River provides water to the many farms as well as terrific water activities including great fishing, canoeing, kayaking and a summer favorite, tubing. Feeding the Payette River is Black Canyon Reservoir where boaters can fish, water-ski and campout in the rough or in one of the many peaceful beautifully-maintained camping areas. For 75 years, friends, families and visitors flock to Emmett every second full week in June for The Emmett Cherry Festival. The largest on-going festival of its kind in Idaho, over 40,000 attend four days of fabulous activities, carnival rides, free entertainment and kids activities, a Cherry Pie Eating Contest, Cherry Pit Spitting Contest, great food, terrific Arts & Crafts and more fun than you can imagine. Other annual must-see activities include the Harvest Festival Street Fair (October), River Through Time (Pioneer & Civil War enactment), Gem/Boise County Fair, Pari-mutuel Horse Racing, Emmett’s Most Excellent Triathlon, Cruise Night (50’s style), Archery Shoots, Motocross Racing and so many more there is always something going on for folks of every age and interest. Gem Island Sports Complex, Historic Downtown Emmett, lovely Emmett City Park and the 9-hole Emmett Golf Course offer additional activities that are sure to please. The Emmett Airport provides an opportunity to fly-in and discover this wondrous vast valley. The mountains supply ample opportunity for horseback riding, hiking, 4-wheeling or biking. The many trails have become a favorite “stomping” ground for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts including snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter. Above Ola in the Boise National Forest lies the fishing-favorite Sage Hen Reservoir with many groomed campsites, a boat ramp and lots of marked trails. Hunting and fishing sportsmen will find Gem County’s upland game habitats abundant with Quail, Pheasant and Chukar, perhaps the best in Idaho. Emmett is waiting to greet you and happy to meet you. So what are you waiting for? Call the Gem County Chamber of Commerce for more information at (208) 365-3485 or visit www.EmmettIdaho.com

Fort Boise

Emmett Barn and tracks (photo courtesy Charles Knowles)

Fruitland

Local Fresh Picked Daily

Located 17 miles west of Caldwell off U.S. Highway 20, near Parma. Established in 1834, Old Fort Boise is one of the most important historical sites along the Snake River. A welcome stop for Oregon Trail travelers in the early days, Fort Boise is still a favorite resting spot for modern‑day “Oregon Trailers”. Located about 50 miles from Boise on I-84 on the Idaho / Oregon border. Fruitland is a small town of approximately 4,800 people on the western edge of the Treasure Valley. U.S. Highway 95, the main North/South route runs through our town. Fruitland is a friendly community of agricultural and light manufacturing. Major shopping and entertainment is found in Ontario, OR, just across the Snake River from Fruitland. Contact the Fruitland Chamber of Commerce at 500 S.W. 3rd Street, P.O. Box 408, Fruitland, ID 83619. For more information please phone (208) 452-4350, or you can fax them (208) 452-5028. E-mail: chamber@fmtc.com or visit our website at www.fruitlandidaho.org

Located at: Highway 30 & Elmore Road

(208) 452-4098 6237 Elmore Road Fruitland, ID 83619

Open mid. July - October 31

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609 South Middle Fork Road Garden Valley, Idaho 83622 (208) 462-4620 • Toll Free: 1-866-452-4620 info@gardenvalleyproperties.com Visit Our Virtual Tours Online At:

www.GardenValleyProperties.com (photos courtesy Sam Rosen)

(877) 322-2467

Garden Valley Chamber Of Commerce (208) 462-5003 • www.gvchamber.org

Chamber Contact info / logo

Garden Valley Article

Garden Valley Located one hour north of Boise City off Highway 55 on the new “Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway”. Garden Valley is a small town located in a valley created by the confluence of the South and Middle Forks of the Payette River. Surrounded by mountain peaks with meandering rivers bisecting the meadows below, it offers pristine views of Idaho mountain lifestyle. Enjoy the area and be sure to take time to truly discover Garden Valley. The people are great and share all the amenities of the National Forest setting. Abundant wildlife and beautiful mountains create a peaceful setting. The South Fork of the Payette River is world-renown by white water enthusiasts. The roaring river offers kayaking and rafting adventure for many to enjoy. Surrounding the Garden Valley area are numerous Forest Service campgrounds. The wonder of natural hot springs can be experienced in several of these campgrounds. After golfing, hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming, mountain biking, rafting or kayaking, the hot spring water revives even the most tired explorer. Winter fun includes sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and Idaho’s newest snowtubing hill. For lodging accommodations, Garden Valley offers several motels and three bed and breakfast inns. There is also a large selection of cabins and homes available for rent throughout the Garden Valley area. Fine dining is also available throughout the area. There are many things to see and do in Garden Valley. Visit one of the many gift shops Garden Valley has to offer. Enjoy a “Broadway Musical” under the stars at the Starlight Mountain Theatre where performances run from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. In August, plan on visiting Garden Valley. Spend Saturday and Sunday listening to great bluegrass in the town park. There is also music each night at one of the local venues. For more information, contact the Garden Valley Chamber Of Commerce at (208) 462-5003 or visit their website at www.gvchamber.org

21 Market Street Garden Valley, ID 83622

Wild Bill’s

Coffee & Bistro 592 S. Middlefork Road Garden Valley, ID 83622

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We offer 1 hour, 1/2 day & full-day trail rides. We are open from May 15 - October 31, weather permitting. Reservations highly recommended!

1069 Banks Lowman Rd. Garden Valley, ID 83622

(208) 462-2616 Open Daily 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

(208) 954-0121

www.shopredrooster.com redroosterms@frontiernet.net

Email: gvtrailrides@hotmail.com www.gardenvalleytrailrides.com

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Redford Motel

Carmela Vineyards Golf • Restaurant • Winery • RV Park Next To Three Island State Park 1289 West Madison Glenns Ferry, ID 83623

Clean, Comfortable Rooms (Smoking / Non-Smoking) • Reasonable Rates Cable TV • Free Local Calls • Free Wi-Fi 525 West 1st Ave. Glenns Ferry, ID 83623

Phone: (208) 366-2421

Fudge Factory Grill & Ice Cream Heart of Idaho, LLC Gourmet Foods, Fudge Factory, Restaurant, Gifts

P. O. Box 65, 160 So. Commercial Glenns Ferry, ID 83623 (208) 366-7687 • www.heartofidaho.com

(208) 366-2313 www.carmelavineyards.com

Glenns Ferry

Chamber of Commerce Home of the Three Island Crossing

(photo courtesy Idaho Tourism)

River Ranch Retreat

River Roads Bed & Breakfast

3420 North Knox Drive King Hill, ID 83633 (208) 830-9674

1882 East Little Basin Road King Hill, ID 83633

(208) 366-2974

E-Mail: riveroads@msn.com

Between Boise & Twin Falls

www.riverranchretreat.net

432 N. Bannock Glenns Ferry, ID 83623

(208) 366-7745

a perfect Get Away!

Nice Shaded Pull-Thrus 30’ Back-in Sites • Showers • Laundry Cable TV • Full Hook-Ups • Open All Year Daily, Weekly, & Monthly Rates

www.trailbreakrvpark.com

Off I-84 near Glenns Ferry. Relax on the large cowboy porch or simply watch the Snake River wildlife. Ask About Twelve Baskets, The “Best Little Thriftique” In Glenns Ferry. Open Fri. 2-5 & Sat. 10-5.

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Glenns Ferry

Nestled along the banks of the Snake River between Boise and Twin Falls, Glenns Ferry is a Gem State Treasure. Glenns Ferry is most famous for the Oregon Trail river crossing where pioneers forded the dangerous waters of the Snake River.  In 1869 Gustavus “Gus” Glenn began a vital ferry service.  The town’s identity honors both Gus’s name and the service he initiated.  Visitors enjoy camping under pristine star-filled skies at Three Island Crossing State Park, which offers both camping amenities and cabins April through October. With a population of approximately 1,600, Glenns Ferry enjoys a mild climate and boasts 300 days of sunshine each year.  The city maintains a library, a beautiful park with swimming pool, emergency services and an airport.   City Market open May – October with fresh produce, local artisans, woodworkers, jewelry makers, food booths etc… The Glenns Ferry Historical Museum began as the Glenns Ferry School; constructed with massive sandstone blocks quarried across the Snake River, it served as the primary and secondary school until 1965.  In 1987 the building was listed on the National Historical Register.  The museum features the rich and diverse history of the many people who have called this land home including Native American inhabitants, pioneers, sheep and cattle ranchers and railroad workers.  The portraits, paintings, photographs and artifacts and historical rarities inspire a deep appreciation for our Western American heritage. Glenns Ferry offers a variety of dining experiences, from casual to elegant and other diversions such as shopping and even a beautiful public golf course. The inhabitants of Glenns Ferry proudly reflect their pioneer spirit; with unlimited potential and an eye to the future, residents still honor the past.  Glenns Ferry has much to offer tourists, new industry, outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to make a new home.

Landscape Hell's Canyon Gorge and Snake River (photo flickr.com)

Hells Canyon – North America’s Deepest Canyon

Located along the Oregon/Idaho border, this 652,488-acre recreation paradise has depths over 8,000 feet with the mighty Snake River as the focal point. Imagine the breathtaking views, serene environment and abundant outdoor opportunities including camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, swimming, water-skiing, nature photography, picnicking, boating, kayaking, bird watching and more! A number of park facilities are available for day use or overnight camping. Idaho Power maintains four parks with full-time personnel, Woodhead, McCormick, Copperfield and Hells Canyon parks. They are open for overnight camping year-round. Boat launching facilities, picnic tables, portable toilets, trails and campsites dot the Hells Canyon area, which is accessible through eastern Oregon on Highway 86 or western Idaho on Highway 95. For more information, call Idaho Power’s 24-hour recreation phone line at (800) 422-3143 or the Eastern Oregon Visitor’s Association at (800) 332-1843.

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Susan Case

Debut author Susan Case’s That’s a Dead One Alright will keep readers laughing and provides delightful surprises as they fumble along with the hilarious and seemingly hopeless Jimi...

Available on Kindle at Amazon.com Grand VieW

Located approximately 60 miles S.E. of Nampa and 30 miles southwest of Mountain Home. The community of Grand View sits along the southside of the Snake River. Highway 78 runs through the farming and ranching environment of the area skimming the small town of Grand View to the south. The town is home of several small family businesses with big hearts including grocery stores, cafes and farming and ranching supplies. In July of each year, the community and former residents meet to celebrate the Grand View Homecoming Days. Out of town there are many sights to see and places to visit, both modern and historical. The Snake River provides many recreational activities. C.J. Strike Reservoir brings people from far away for a variety of recreational fun. Black Sands Resort is along the south side of the reservoir. C.J. Strike Dam and power plant are at the west end of the reservoir. Hunting is good during the appropriate seasons. Camping is enjoyed at many areas along the river and in the foothills and mountains to the south. The Ted Trueblood Wildlife Preserve and the Birds of Prey area are to the north and northwest of town. A grand view of the Owyhee Mountain Range with snow in the winter and beautiful sunsets in the summer is enjoyed by all who live and visit here.


Mountain Pines RV Park Bed, Breakfast & Lodging Antiques & Collectibles 112 Cottonwood St. Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4938

www.aonestepaway.com

Mores Creek Recreational Foundation Steamboat Gulch Sledding Hill 1 mile North of Historic Idaho City “Advancing Recreational Opportunities” www.steamboatgulch.com

Nestled in the pines, inside city limits, within walking distance to Historic Idaho City. Full Hook Ups

100 Williams Drive • Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-9796

www.mountainpines.net E-mail: gbhardey@q.com

Main Street

www.idahocitychamber.com

POB 507 • Idaho City, ID 83631

(208) 392-4159

Sluice Box Idaho City North of Boise on scenic Hwy. 21 is the historic mining town of Idaho City. In the gold rush it was dubbed “The Queen of the Gold Camps” and was the largest city North of San Francisco. At its pinnacle, it boasted mercantiles, saloons, theaters and the territorial prison. Today things are quieter, but you can still walk the boardwalk, visit historic buildings, shop and experience the flavor of days gone by. Who knows... you may run into a cowboy shootist or poet. Nestled in the midst of towering pines and the custody of lively creeks, Idaho City is the jumping off point for world class flyfishing, hunting and camping. No area in the country can rival the ATV opportunities, breath taking views, wild life and flora, that the area offers. Winter brings snowmobiling, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, sledding and skating. Musical events are held throughout the spring and summer in our outdoor amphitheater or a lovely historical garden. Something is always cooking in Idaho City, in June it’s the Frontier Days celebration with the Cowboy Fast Draw and Gold Dust Rodeo. February brings the Chili Cook Off, hot stuff in the snow. Sublime! The Boise Basin Artist Co-operative hosts event every second Sunday at the historic Smith house. You don’t have to wait for an event to visit, Historic Museum features artifacts from the Gold Mining Days, June – October. Antique shops, unique stores, and restaurants offer year round shopping and dining pleasures. Idaho City is the place for company or club events, parties, weddings and family reunions. We have indoor and outdoor facilities, parks, and businesses to accommodate your needs! Contact the Chamber of Commerce, we can help you plan your visit or event.

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kuna

According to the 2000 Idaho Census, Kuna is the fastest growing city in Idaho. The Kuna Chamber of Commerce is located in The Visitor Center which serves as the Gateway to the Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. As you travel the Western Heritage Historic Byway, be sure to stop and enjoy the friendly services of Kuna and the unique landscape and feathered inhabitants of the Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.

Marsing

Small Pine at sunset Payette Lake Idaho (photo courtesy Charles Knowles)

Homedale

More than a small-rural Idaho town; it’s a place of quality country living. Homedale is located along the great Snake River in Southwest Idaho. It’s rolling hills are tailored and groomed with alfalfa, corn, wheat crops and Idaho’s treasured vineyards. Homedale is the largest of the many towns that dot the landscape of Owyhee County. Jacob Mussell was the first known permanent settler in the area when, in 1898, he built a ferry boat to help people cross the Snake River. The region is significant in Idaho History for many reasons. Not only is Owyhee County the second largest in the state, it was also the first county formed by the Idaho Territorial Legislature in 1863. One branch of the Oregon Trail crossed through Owyhee County. And rich mineral deposits brought miners high into the Owyhee Mountains to places like Silver City (much of Silver City is still standing and is a popular recreational destination). The railroad, coupled with irrigation, helped turn Homedale and Owyhee County into a productive farming region. Two cultures play a major part in the community of Homedale: Basque and Austrian. A large number of people with Austrian heritage live in an area south of the city called Austrian Town. The town now attracts people looking for the quiet, comfortable and close-knit life that can be had here in rural Idaho. For more information, please contact Homedale Chamber of Commerce at (208) 337-3261.

McCall

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Located on Hwy. 55. Marsing is the “Hub” of a spectacular natural resource area. To its east are the Orchards and Vineyards of Sunny Slope with fruit and vegetable markets and its award winning wineries. To the west lie farms and dairies on the flat alluvial plains left by the Snake River that dissects the area with its flow to the Pacific Ocean. Overlooking the Marsing valley is nature’s historic rock formation sitting atop Lizard Butte. The Lizard can be seen from miles away, lazily sunning itself while protecting the area from atop its high perch. The Marsing valley is also the “Gateway of the Owyhees.” The mountain range provides people with enormous and endless possibilities for enjoying its natural outdoor recreational activities.

McCall

Located 108 miles north of Boise on State Highway 55 N. Nestled in the mountains on the shores of Payette Lake, McCall has long been a popular summer and winter resort. There are many great things to see and do in and around McCall. Brundage Mountain Resort ski area is just eight miles north of McCall. For the ski enthusiast, there is Alpine, telemark, and Nordic skiing. Over the years, this historic frontier town has earned the name “Ski Town USA,” by sending local skiers to compete in the Winter Olympic Games. Snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, sleigh rides and ice skating are also popular. For the photographer or sightseer, the elk viewing is incredible during the winter months. The last weekend of January and the first week of February, snow lovers line the streets in downtown McCall for the McCall Area Chamber of Commerce, Annual Winter Carnival, famous for its incredible ice sculptures. There are ten days of exciting activities and events. McCall Area Chamber of Commerce, Winter Carnival snow sculpting receives national recognition with teams going on to compete in international events. McCall has a wide variety of licensed and bonded outfitters to provide a safe outdoor experience. They offer adventures such as white-water rafting and pack trips for the hunter and fishing expeditions. There are a number of sports shops specializing in fishing, hunting, biking, rafting, kayaking equipment (sales and rentals) and much more. Not only does McCall offer dazzling scenery and fantastic skiing, but it’s friendly, relaxed atmosphere, fine dining, lodging, shopping and entertainment are just the right ingredients for a perfect vacation. Contact the McCall Chamber of Commerce for more information at (800) 260-5130.

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Melba

Located approximately 15 miles south of Nampa off Hwy. 45. Melba, is the center of the Seed Heart of America. It sits only six miles north of the mighty Snake River. It is the center of a large farming area where, with permission to hunt, some of the best pheasant population resides. The fall brings duck and goose hunting to the area. Melba sits on the edge of The National Conservation Area for the Birds of Prey where visitors can see raptors of all kinds from the golden and bald eagle to hawks, owls, falcons and other rare birds of prey all year long. Each year on the Fourth of July, Melba hosts about 7,000 people with one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the Treasure Valley. Throughout the day there are arts and crafts booths, food booths, ball games, games for kids, lots of entertainment by local talent and a northwest sanctioned tractor pull. It is only forty miles from Melba to Silver City with several historic points of interest in between. At the Owyhee County seat at Murphy where the “largest small museum” in the U.S. is open three days a week, you can see a collection of artifacts that show you the mining and ranching skills of the area for the last 150 years. You will see famous cemeteries at Wilson and Reynold’s Creek. On the first Sunday of June each year the Owyhee County Outpost Days is held with re-enactment of traditions from the old days. The prevailing winds isolate Melba and it is often called the “banana belt.”

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Meridian

Located 10 miles west of Boise on I-84. Meridian, is centrally located between Boise and Canyon County. Idaho’s fastest growing city, Meridian retains its small town atmosphere. Attractions include Roaring Springs Water Park, the Northwest’s largest water park, Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 7 acres of family fun, and stock car racing at Meridian Speedway. Pine Street School is a restored one-room schoolhouse museum. Visit the landscaped beauty of Idaho Peace Officers Memorial. Initial Point, south of Meridian, is the beginning point for all surveying done in Idaho. The north south Boise meridian runs through this point and gives Meridian its name. The original downtown area is home to many small retailers, including quaint cafes, a tea room, antique and gift stores; as well as a walking tour of historic homes. Meridian Dairy Days, the third week of June, celebrates the town’s dairy heritage.

(photo courtesy Fall Creek Resort & Marina)

Fall Creek Resort & Marina

Located 31 miles northeast of Mountain Home, Idaho. Eleven miles off U.S. Hwy. 20. The Fall Creek Resort nestled in the pine trees over looking Fall Creek Cove and Anderson Ranch Reservoir. The area is not a hyped-up resort, it’s quiet and secluded. The area is vast although the terrain confines its winter visitors to places that are easily accessible with gentle rolling hills to some of the most challenging hill climbs in the west. The reservoir is great for boating, fishing and all types of water sports, The average temperatures of the water in the reservoir in the summer is 72 degrees which is ideal for waterskiing and swimming. The resort is clean, modern and tastefully decorated. It was designed with lots of windows to take full advantage of the beautiful alpine setting from the restaurant and guest rooms. The resort features a weight room with a jacuzzi and sauna, restaurant and lounge area with karaoke sing-along, video games and pool table. It also has a large outside deck for relaxing and to enjoy the scenery. There is a rock garden and waterfall area used for weddings. Fall Creek Resort & Marina is a full service facility, offering lodging, food, gas and boat moorage, RV and tent camping.

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Mountain Home

There’s plenty to do just off the interstate at Mountain Home. 20 miles S.W. you can explore Bruneau Dunes State Park, the tallest sand dunes in North America at 470 feet tall. Enjoy the public celestial observatory, picnic grounds, lakes for fishing and swimming and a welcoming visitor center. Mountain Home Air Force Base, built in 1943, is the headquarters of the 366th Fighter Wing. Watch for the frequent air shows held at the base. Mountain Home offers considerable outdoor recreation. In the summer, nearby C.J. Strike and Anderson Ranch Reservoirs await anglers and boaters. In the winter, the open country and rolling hills of Elmore County are perfect for snowmobiling. A worthwhile detour at Glenns Ferry will bring you to Three Island Crossing State Park, adjacent to a significant river crossing spot on the Old Oregon Trail. Learn about the trail at an informative interpretive center, or even journey across the river to view the historic islands from a bluff above the river. Then, stop at nearby Carmela Vineyards for a taste of the local vintage or take in a round at its Vineyards Greens Golf Course. For more information please phone Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce (208) 587-4334 or visit our website at www.mountainho mechamber.com

Nampa

Located 20 miles west of Boise on I-84. In the heart of the Snake River Valley lies the second largest city in Idaho. Nampa offers you many things to do and places to go. A cool evening drive through the lush valley west of Boise leads to quiet backroad farms and the sweet smell of fields in Canyon County. Stop at the fruit and vegetable stands and the u-pick orchards around the area. Take Highway 55 south of Nampa to find beautiful orchard country around Sunny Slope, where Ste. Chapelle Winery celebrates with summer Sunday Jazz Concerts. Ste. Chapelle Winery, three miles north of Marsing, invites visitors to stop for a taste of Idaho in a glass. For the fisherman, drive along the rocky Snake River Canyon where

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the bass fishermen net their limits. Take 12th Avenue through Nampa, turn west on Lake Lowell Avenue to the dam, and follow the signs to the Deer Flat National Wildlife Lake Lowell Visitors Center. The refuge consists of 11,585 acres. Waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds are year-round residents. Bald eagles may be seen during the winter months along with Mallards and Canadian Geese. The refuge is open daylight to dark. Picnic facilities, boat ramps, water-skiing and fishing are all available at Lake Lowell. Make sure you join the 10-day Snake River Dayz celebration every July, featuring the famous Snake River Stampede. It’s one of the top 11 rodeos in the country. An additional activity is an all-horse drawn parade. Nampa provides a variety of shops to meet your every need. There are many superb lodging accommodations and wonderful restaurants in Nampa. For more information, contact the Nampa Chamber of Commerce at (208) 466-4641 or toll free (877) 20NAMPA. Visit our websites at www.nampa.com, www.snakeriverdayz.org or www.snakeriver stampede.com

New Meadows / Meadows Valley

Located 12 miles north of McCall on U.S. Highway 55. The fantastic views, friendly, low-key atmosphere and pure, sweet water makes New Meadows a worthwhile destination during your stay in Idaho. With the distinct four seasons of this mountain valley, you will find an abundance of year-round activities. In the summer, an excellent small reservoir for fishing or camping is Lost Valley Reservoir, just a few miles off U.S. 95 between New Meadows and Council. Many enjoy mountain biking, rafting and kayaking the untamed rivers, relaxing and swimming in natural hot springs and discovering Idaho’s vast wilderness for unparalleled hunting. Nearby Brundage Mountain offers great skiing during the winter months and there are many places for snowmobilers. Various small communities are scattered throughout the valley. Although some do not have services, they may be of interest. For those wanting to get a glimpse of the history of this ranching and logging community, you may wish to visit the Historic Railroad Depot. The original depot built in 1911, was used to link mining activities in the area. Just east of New Meadows is Packer John’s Cabin, built in 1863 to serve as the sight for the First Territorial Convention for the Idaho Territory. North of town, the 45th parallel bisects the valley floor, a landmark where a community built and maintained information center has been established. You will find this friendly community to have the best that rural Idaho can offer, with a laid-back atmosphere to help you get away from it all.

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Weiser

Beautiful Weiser, located at the confluence of the Snake and Weiser Rivers, is a must-see as you travel through Idaho. Visitors can enjoy a great meal at any of our restaurants and then walk it off visiting numerous business and residential buildings (which are on the National Historic Register), as well as enjoying some terrific shopping with our friendly merchants. You shouldn’t miss the old Intermountain Institute (behind Weiser High School), which was built under the premise that “every boy and girl who is willing to work can acquire an education” and was incorporated in October of 1899. One of the buildings, Slocum Hall, now houses the offices of the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest & Festival. This event celebrates its 60th birthday during the year 2012, and is held annually during the third full week in June – the 2012 event will run June 18 through June 23. It brings fans and performers of all ages from all over the world. If rodeo action is your thing, stick around! The Weiser Valley Roundup provides rootin’ tootin’ action the weekend following the 4th of July annually. If motorized, muddy, messy events are more your thing, the annual Mud Drag Races are held the first weekend in October. It started in 2003 and has grown annually – 100+ drivers, vehicles of all shapes and sizes and thousands of spectators! Take a step back in time and come enjoy our very own Illustrious Onionskin Players, who provide musical melodrama family entertainment. Mark the first three weekends in March and come join us to boo and hiss the villains and cheer for the hero and heroine. They are at home in the renovated Star Theater, built in 1917. Another multi-talented troop, the Weiser Little Theater, offers theater-in-the-round entertainment twice yearly in late fall and early spring and has been delighting audiences with plays such as On Golden Pond and Arsenic and Old Lace for years. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will enjoy the Weiser River Trail. This trail (Idaho’s longest) winds its way through 84 miles of roadless canyons and alpine meadows. Whether you are a hiker, biker, equestrian, cross-country skier, or photographer you’re sure to find an activity to please. Weiser is also the gateway to the famous Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, which offers water sports including water-skiing, boating and fishing as well as plenty of white water for those adventurous souls. Fourwheel drive enthusiasts also recommend the Weiser Sand Dunes, located west of Weiser. Websites: www.weiserchamber.com, www.whyweiser.com, www. fiddlecontest.com, www.weiserrivertrail.org LOCAL MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER Located In Hooker Hall

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Wilder

The City of Wilder sits on a bench between the Boise and Snake Rivers about 100 feet higher than the valley below. It once was a desert but with the coming of water in 1910 it became some of the best farmland in the northwest. Potatoes, onions, fruit, grain, hay, our signature crop – hops, and cattle are in abundance. We are a city of about 1,500 people, a rather stable population. We are growing with about 60 new homes in the past three years. We have a k-12 school system. We have a new state of the art Elementary School. The Canyon County Paramedic has opened a satellite station, which gives western Canyon County better emergency services. We have a meat processing plant which does much of the meat for fast food chains. Wilder has several churches of different protestant denominations, a very good Mexican restaurant (Alejandra’s), an American-Mexican drive-in, other stores and shops in the area. Outside of town along the Snake River is a recreation trailer park. Just south of us is an excellent 18-hole golf course, River Bend. We are also next to the Snake River Canyon Scenic By-Way. Over all it is a good place to live or visit. For more information, please phone (208) 482-6259 or write Wilder Chamber of Commerce: P.O. Box 1, Wilder, Idaho 83676.

Yellow Pine

Nestled in the heart of Idaho’s mountains is the village of Yellow Pine. With a population of less than 40, Yellow Pine offers a lifestyle that is reminiscent of a bygone era. November to May, Yellow Pine can be accessed from Cascade via Warm Lake Road to Forest Road NF474 (S. Fork Road) to the East Fork Road. During summer Yellow Pine is 62 miles from Cascade by way of Warm Lake road and Landmark or 50 miles from McCall by way of the Lick Creek Road. This area attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Favorite warm weather activities include camping, hiking, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking and riding ATVs. For those who prefer colder weather fun, Yellow Pine is a great place to hunt, snowmobile, snowshoe and cross-country ski. Yellow Pine also boasts a back-country 18-hole golf course. Clubs and balls can be borrowed from the General Store. There are cabins and rooms available for rent, as well as RV parking. Campgrounds near Yellow Pine are free. Yellow Pine hosts multiple, family-oriented activities throughout the year. It starts on New Year’s Eve with progressive celebrations and fireworks at midnight. Later in January, the town comes out for a cross-country ski race around the Johnson Creek air strip. A golf tournament is held the Saturday of Independence Day weekend. On July 4th, a parade, ice cream social and other activities occur before a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. The first weekend in August is reserved for the annual Music and Harmonica Festival which brings musicians from across the country to this little town. Fall kicks off with a golf tournament on Labor Day weekend. As always the residents gather for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner in the Community Hall. So whatever your interests, come join us in Yellow Pine.

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State Parks and Recreation Areas Bruneau Dunes Located 20 miles southwest of Mountain Home. North America’s tallest single-structured sand dunes, 470 feet tall, are here for the climbing. Come early in the morning or late in the evening for spectacular photography. Camp beneath shade trees and view desert wildlife and flowers. Be sure and bring a fishing pole. Visit the air-conditioned environmental center. Phone (208) 366-7919. EAGLE ISLAND Located west of Eagle off Highway 44. This day-use park lies between the north and south channels of the Boise River, eight miles west of Boise. A 15 acre lake, swimming beach and a waterslide are the main attractions. Open May 1st. Phone (208) 939-0696. LUCKY PEAK Located 8 miles northeast of Boise on Highway 21. Sandy Point and Discovery Units are day-use areas located below the Lucky Peak Dam for swimming and picnicking. Spring Shores Marina provides boating access and other services on the reservoir. Sandy Point. Phone (208) 334-2432.

PONDEROSA Located just north of McCall on Payette Lake. Ponderosa pines, some 500 years old and 150 feet tall, shade the campgrounds on this 1,000 acre peninsula. Abundant wildflowers line the winding trails through the deep woods, along spongy marsh, and into arid sagebrush flats. Wildlife includes osprey, deer, fox, beaver and eagles. Also provided are day-use beaches and boat ramps. In the winter, ten miles of cross-country ski trails are regularly groomed. Phone (208) 634-2164. Three Island Crossing Located one mile west of Glenns Ferry off I-84. Three Island Crossing was an important site on the old Oregon Trail. You will see trail ruts and artifacts as you camp along the Snake River. Phone (208) 366-7345. VETERANS MEMORIAL Located west of Boise at State St. and Veteran’s Parkway. The front of this park is a traditional urban park with stately evergreens, picnic tables, and surfaced paths. Beyond this, the city is forgotten as visitors walk or bike to the Boise River or Boise Cascade Lake where wildlife is preserved in a natural setting. Even the national symbol, the bald eagle, is occasionally seen. Handicap trails and fishing piers are available.

Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureaus Boise Convention & Visitor’s Bureau • (208) 344-7777 • Toll Free (800) 635-5240 • www.boise.org Boise Metro Chamber • (208) 472-5200 • .www.boisechamber.org or www.downtownboise.org Boise Information Center • (208) 385-0362 or (208) 344-5338 Caldwell Chamber • .(208) 459-7493 • Toll Free (866) 206-6944 • www.caldwellidaho.org Cascade Chamber.• (208) 382-3833 • www.cascadechamber.com Council Chamber • (208) 253-6830 • .www.councilchamberofcommerce.com The Greater Donnelly Area Chamber • (208) 325-3978 • www.donnellychamber.org Eagle Chamber • (208) 939-4222 • www.eaglechamber.com Emmett Chamber (Gem County) • (208) 365-3485 • .www.emmettidaho.com City of Fruitland • (208) 452-4421 • www.fruitland.org Garden Valley • (208) 462-5003 • www.gvchamber.org Glenns Ferry Chamber • (208) 366-7345 • .www.glennsferryidaho.org Homedale Chamber • (208) 337-3161 • .www.cityofhomedale.com Idaho City Visitor’s Center • (208) 392-6040 Idaho City Chamber • (208) 392-4159 • .www.idahocitychamber.com Kuna Chamber • (208) 922-9254 • www.kunachamber.com Lake Lowell Visitor’s Center • (208) 467-9278 McCall Chamber & Visitor Bureau • (208) 634-7631 • Toll Free (800) 260-5130 • www.mccallchamber.org Marsing Chamber • (208) 896-4168 Meridian Chamber • (208) 888-2817 • .www.meridianchamber.org Mountain Home Chamber • (208) 587-4334 • .www.mountainhomechamber.com Mountain Home Visitor’s Center • (208) 587-4464 Nampa Chamber • (208) 466-4641 • Toll Free.(877) 20NAMPA or (877) 206-2672 • www.nampa.com New Meadows City Hall.• (208) 347-2171 • www.newmeadowsidaho.org New Plymouth Chamber • (208) 278-3696 • www.npidaho.com Owyhee County Visitors Center • (208) 896-5355 Payette County Chamber • (208) 642-2362 • www.payettecountychamber.com Southwest Idaho Travel Assoc. • (800) 635-5240 • .www.swita.org Weiser Chamber • (208) 414-0452 • .www.weiserchamber.com Wilder Chamber • (208) 482-6259 Cascade, July 2010 (photo courtesy Emily Schuh Berriochoa)

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Calendar of Events NOVEMBER BOISE – Beaux Arts For Christmas Sale Best Of Boise Antique Show Festival of Trees Southwest Idaho Farmer’s Market (April - December, Sat.) Veterans Day Parade CALDWELL – Holiday Bazaar Show CASCADE – Christmas Bazaar Festival Of Wreaths / Fantasy of Lights & West Mtn. Snowmobile Club Fun Run & Auction COUNCIL – Fall Fest & Big Horn Contest GLENNS FERRY Holiday Fair / Christmas Parade / Tree Lighting MOUNTAIN HOME – Christmas Parade Of Light NAMPA – Canyon County Festival of Trees Holiday Craft & Chocolate Affair Performing Arts Series WEISER – Annual Christmas Open House Chili Cookoff Ducks Unlimited Banquet Friends of the Hospital Arts & Crafts Fair Holiday Craft Show Senior Center Fall Bazaar Toys For Tots Auction WBA Business Holiday Open House DECEMBER BOISE Southwest Idaho Farmer’s Market (April - December, Sat.) Winter Garden Aglow CALDWELL – Christmas Parade Treasure Valley Night Light Holiday Parade CASCADE Festival Of Wreaths / Fantasy of Lights COUNCIL – Starlite Parade & Christmas Fest DONNELLY Christmas Celebration & Chili Cook-off Snowmobile Club Fun Run EAGLE – Country Christmas Emmett – Festival of Lights FRUITLAND – Christmas In the Park GARDEN VALLEY – Christmas Bazaar GLENNS FERRY – Christmas Decorate-The-Town Homedale – Christmas Parade IDAHO CITY – Make-A-Christmas-Wish Auction KUNA – Country Christmas & Night Light Parade MERIDIAN – City Tree Lighting & Vendors Meridian Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert Winterland Parade NAMPA – Living Christmas Tree New Meadows – Light up Meadows Valley! PAYETTE – Holiday Bazaar WEISER – Festival of Trees Rose Advocates New Year’s Eve Dance Wilder – Santa Brings Candy To The Children JANUARY CALDWELL – Basque Dinner & Dance CASCADE – Warren Brown Sled Dog Races GARDEN VALLEY – Western Winter Fest IDAHO CITY Cross-Country Skiing & Snowmobile Trails Steaboat Sledding Hill MARSING – Smorgasbord Celebration NAMPA – Nampa Performing Arts WEISER – Fireman’s Ball FEBRUARY ANDERSON DAM – Idaho Snowriders Fun Run BOISE – Idaho Sportsmen’s Show CALDWELL Snake River Fishing Expo CASCADE Snowmobile Rodeo & Winter Jamboree EAGLE – Customer Appreciation Days Homedale – International Smorgasbord

IDAHO CITY Idaho City Chili Cook-Off Chili Pepper Run MCCALL The McCall Area Chamber of Commerce, Winter Carnival MERIDIAN – Firemen’s Chili Cook-off MOUNTAIN HOME – Art, Wine & Jazz Idaho Snowriders Fun Run NAMPA – Girls State Basketball Tournament WEISER Groundhog Day Feed at the Weiser Community Church Rocky Mtn. Elk Foundation Auction & Banquet Rose Advocates Rose Bowl Lunch MARCH BOISE – Best Of Boise Antique Show Boise Roadster Show Idaho Sportsman & RV Show BRUNEAU – Bruneau Dune Observatory (Mar.-Nov.) Messier Marathon CALDWELL Caldwell Fire & Rescue Auxillary “Fireman’s Ball” Gem & Mineral Show Vintage Motorcycle Show EMMETT – Chamber Casino Night Homedale – Txoko Ona Basque Dance IDAHO CITY Saint Patrick’s Day Fund Raiser Dinner Meridian Volleyball Fundraiser Event for Boise Crime Stoppers MOUNTAIN HOME Bruneau Dunes Observatory Opens Mid-March St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Dinner Women’s History Banquet NAMPA – Monster Jam New Meadows Saint Paddy’s Day Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner PAYETTE – PAYCCSY Auction/Awards Banquet WEISER – Cabin Fever at Weiser High School March For Parks St. Agnes Catholic Church St. Patrick’s Day Lunch Wilder – IOOF Old Time Country & Gospel Music Celebration APRIL BOISE Southwest Idaho Farmer’s Market (April - December, Sat.) Caldwell – Fine Arts Gem State Stock Horse Clinic Idaho State Horse Show Spring Fling @ Sponsored by The Caldwell Senior Center CASCADE – Howdy’s Fishing Tournament Council – Annual Awards Banquet Eagle – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) EMMETT Emmett’s Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing Spring Meet Rotary Youth Auction Youth Appreciation Day Garden Valley – Spring Fling IDAHO CITY – John Taffin Shootist Challange MEADOWS – Rubber Ducky Spring Pentathalon Meridian – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) New Meadows 1912 City of New Meadows Birthday NAMPA – Cruisin’ Classics Car Activities Health Fest / Community Sale & Family Day No Greater Love Easter Pageant WEISER – Crab Feed & Community Auction Wilder – Pancakes For Fireworks Breakfast MAY BOISE – Alive After Five (through mid-September)

Armed Forces Days @ Idaho Military History Museum Southwest Idaho Farmer’s Market (April - December, Sat.) CALDWELL – Annual Treasure Valley Cloggers Cinco de Mayo Celebration Community Pride Week Quarter Horse Youth Show (Caldwell Night Rodeo Grounds) Crouch – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) DonNelly – Chamber Plant Sale Fire Department BBQ & Auction Eagle – Eagle Island Days Farmer’s Market (Sat.) EMMETT Friends of The Library Annual Tour of Homes WKMH Health Fair FRUITLAND – Spring Fair Parade GARDEN VALLEY – Fireman’s Fund Day IDAHO CITY – Annual Idaho Shootists Charity Match Casino Night By The Lions Club Western Festival, Cowboy Poets KUNA – Snake River Birds of Prey Festival MARSING – Spring Festival MEADOWS Idaho State Dart Tournament Meridian – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) MOUNTAIN HOME – Crazee Daze Fiesta Cinco di Mayo Sheepherders Ball NAMPA – Cinco de Mayo Festival Farmer’s Market (Wed.) Parade America PAYETTE – Apple Blossom Festival PINE – Camp Wilson WEISER Friends of the National Rifle Association Banquet WACSAC Weiser River Trail Walk For Life Weiser Fire Dept. Annual 4th of July Fundraiser Breakfast JUNE BOISE Southwest Idaho Farmer’s Market (April - December, Sat.) CALDWELL – Bull Wars Canyon County Parade Of Homes Circle the Wagons Banjo Gathering Father’s Day At Ste. Chapelle Idaho Youth Games ION Appaloosa Show Rotary Fishing Derby St. Chapelle Winery Jazz Series (thru August) CAMBRIDGE Hells Canyon Days & Bull-A-Rama CASCADE – Children’s Fishing Camp Hi Country Cruisers Thunder Run COUNCIL – Annual Council Quilt Show Crouch – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) EAGLE – Eagle Fun Days Farmer’s Market (Sat.) EMMETT – Annual Cherry Festival FRUITLAND Chamber Sponsored Golf Tournament GLENNS FERRY Bob Mullen’s Memorial Golf Tournament IDAHO CITY – Frontier Days Excellent Adventure Bike Race Idaho City Boise Basin Days Boise Ridge Riders Enduro Qualifiers City-wide Treasure Hunt Yard Sale Saddle Up For St. Judes Poker Ride & Social KUNA – Business Buzz About MARSING – Snake River Fundaze MCCALL Pacific N.W. Orienterring Festival USA Relay Championship /

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Ponderosa State Park MEADOWS Annual Spring City Wide Yard Sale Meadows Valley Golf Tournament Melba – Owyhee County Outpost Days MERIDIAN – Dairy Days Festival Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Movie Night in the Park Playin’ in the Plaza, Concerts on Broadway MOUNTAIN HOME Annual Garden Tour MURPHY – Outpost Days NAMPA Annual Treasure Valley Spring Class A Arabian Horse Show Cruisin’ Classics Car Activities Farmer’s Market (Wed.) Strawberry Festival At The Berry Ranch New Meadows 2nd Saturday – SAVES the Day 2nd Saturday – Supershoot – Nampa Bow Chiefs 2nd Saturday – Free Fishing Day! NEW PLYMOUTH – Horseshoe Days Celebration PARMA – Old Fort Boise Days PAYETTE – Renaissance Fair STATE OF IDAHO – Annual Free Fishing Day WEISER Bikers Rodeo Bill Nauman Ranch Rodeo Dallas Mathis LL Minors / Majors Tournament Festival Fun Run & Walk National Old-Time Fiddler’s Contest Weiser River Trail Endurance Ride Weiser Valley Roundup Wilder – Wilder High School All Class Reunion Yellow Pine – Community Potluck BBQ Cribbage Tournament at the Silver Dollar Golf Tournament Awards Yellow Pine Golf Tournament JULY BOISE – St. Ignatius Basque Festival Southwest Idaho Farmer’s Market (April - December, Sat.) CALDWELL – Caldwell Exchange Youth Rodeo Canyon County Fair & Festival “Friday Night Express” Idaho Quarter Horse Show Independence Day Celebration, Parade & Fireworks (4) Swing For Hope Golf Tournament Benefit Hope’s CAMBRIDGE – Washington County Fair & Rodeo CASCADE – Idaho Fishing Hall Of Fame & Museum Fishing Tournament COUNCIL 4th Of July Celebration & Annual Porcupine Races Adams County Fair & Rodeo Crouch – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) DONNELLY – Chamber Fundraiser Eagle – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) EMMETT – Art in the Park Star Spangler Celebration Cruise Night Gem/Boise County Fair and Rodeo GLENNS FERRY 4th Of July Parade / Celebration / Fireworks Elmore County Fair & Rodeo, Bull Rider Event Homedale – Lion’s 4th of July Demolition Derby IDAHO CITY 2012 Gold Discovery Days (July 27th - August 4th) Basin of Gold Day Old Time Fourth of July Parade & Clebration MCCALL – Fireworks Over The Lake Kalidescope Kids Festival MERIDIAN – 4th of July Celebration

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Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Movie Night in the Park Playin’ in the Plaza, Concerts on Broadway MIDVALE – 4th of July Bar-B-Q & Tractor Pull MONTOUR – Native American Powwow MOUNTAIN HOME – Elmore County Fair Lions Dilly Golf Tournament NAMPA – Farmer’s Market (Wed.) God & Country Rally Good Old Dayz Kiwanis Steak Fry Raspberry Festival At The Berry Ranch Snake River Dayz Snake River Stampede Rodeo & Stampede Parade ROSEBERRY – Folk Festival WEISER 4th of July Parade, Barbecue, Fireworks Miss Western Idaho Weiser Valley Roundup Wilder – 4th Of July Parade & City Picnic Yellow Pine – Fireworks at Dusk Ice Cream Social Washoe Tournament on Main Street Yellow Pine 4th of July Parade AUGUST BOISE Southwest Idaho Farmer’s Market (April - December, Sat.) Western Idaho Fair BRUNEAU – Bruneau Round-Up CALDWELL – Blues In The Park Buckaroo Bazaar Buckaroo Breakfast Caldwell Night Rodeo Kiwanis Chuckwagon CASCADE – Arts Fair Valley County Fair & Rodeo COUNCIL Annual Council Mountain Music Festival Crouch – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) DONNELLY – Huckleberry Festival Eagle – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Food & Wine Festival EMMETT American Cancer Society Relay For Life Emmett’s Most Excellent Triathlon GARDEN VALLEY – Broadway Under The Stars GLENNS FERRY Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Three Island Crossing Homedale – Owyhee County Fair & Rodeo IDAHO CITY 2012 Gold Discovery Days (July 27th - August 4th) Gold Dust Rodeo Kokanee Days KUNA – Kuna Days MCCALL – Classic Wooden Boat Show Payette Lakes Arts & Crafts Fair MEADOWS Meadows Valley Benefit Golf Tournament Meridian – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Firemen’s Salmon Barbecue Movie Night in the Park Playin’ in the Plaza, Concerts on Broadway MOUNTAIN HOME – Annual Pie Social Rumble & Roar Lions Car Show NAMPA – Community Family Fun Night Cruisin’ Classics Car Activities Farmer’s Market (Wed.) Festival Of The Arts National Night Out New Meadows Fosdick Golf Tournament (1st full weekend) NEW PLYMOUTH – Payette County Fair & Rodeo Tri-Chamber Breakfast WEISER – Court Street Cruise

Golf Tournament & Auction YELLOW PINE Annual Yellow Pine Harmonica & Music Festival SEPTEMBER BOISE – Hyde Park Street Fair Southwest Idaho Farmer’s Market (April - December, Sat.) BRUNEAU – Annual Star Party Bruneau Round Up CALDWELL – Arabian Horse Show Horses and All That Jazz At Simplot Riding Grounds Idaho Quarter Horse Breeders Assoc. Show Indian Creek Festival CASCADE – State Casting Championship COUNCIL – Weiser River Wagon Train Weekend Crouch – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) DonNelly – Chamber Golf Tournament Eagle – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) FRUITLAND – Fruitland Family Fun Day IDAHO CITY – Autumn Cook-Off Gold Rush Days Local Music Extravapolisa KUNA – Harvest Days McCall – Fall Fashion Show MEADOWS – Meadows Valley Days MELBA – Golf Tournament Meridian – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Lions Club Rodeo The Maze MOUNTAIN HOME Air Force Appreciation Day Fun Run Air Force Appreciation Day NAMPA – Fiesta Idaho Idaho Cutting Horse Futurity Performing Arts Series The Maze New Meadows Meadows Valley Days (Labor Day Weekend) PAYETTE – Cruise Night and Car Show WEISER Pedal for Patients Bike Ride Cancer Fundraiser Ranchers Rodeo Yellow Pine “Boo to the End of Summer BBQ” Washu Tournament 2 pm at the Corner Bar Welch Memorial Golf Tournament OCTOBER BOISE Southwest Idaho Farmer’s Market (April - December, Sat.) CALDWELL – Taste Of Harvest CASCADE – Downtown Scarecrow Festival Crouch – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Eagle – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) EMMETT – Annual Harvest Festival The River Through Time GARDEN VALLEY – Trunk or Treat IDAHO CITY Championship Shoot Idaho Cowboy Fastdraw Association “Mystery Run Around” Scarecrow Challenge MOUNTAIN HOME Fall Harvest NAMPA Great Pumpkin Race Harvest Classic Fun Run Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Show PAYETTE City Wide Halloween Costume Contest For Kids WEISER – Halloween Carnival High School Rodeo Weiser Mud Drag Races Wilder – Annual Harvest Festival


Points Boise Ann Morrison Memorial Park Art in the Park Ballet Idaho Basque Museum & Cultural Center Bogus Basin Mountain Resort Boise Art Museum Boise State University, located at 1910 University Drive along the Boise River, is an important educational, cultural, theatrical, musical and athletic center in Boise. Public tours are offered. For information please call (208) 426-1011. Boise River Tours Discovery Center of Idaho Eagle Island State Park Idaho Black History Museum Idaho Botanical Garden, located 2 1/2 miles east on Main Street and Warm Springs Road in Boise at 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, was created by private individuals for the purpose of botanical display, education and research. Open year-round M-F 9 a.m., Fri. Night (May Sep.) 9-8. Summer: Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Winter: Sat. & Sun. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Admission. Phone: (208) 343-8649. Idaho Museum of Military History Idaho State Historical Museum Julia Davis Park Kathryn Albertson Park Lucky Peak State Park, 8 miles northeast of Boise on Hwy. 21, has two daily-use areas along the Boise River just below Lucky Peak Dam. Sandy Point has guarded swim and beaches, a change house and picnic areas. Discovery Unit has three shelters that may be reserved for groups. For more information, call Sandy Point at (208) 334-2679 of to contact the Marina, phone (208) 336-9505. MK Nature Center Old Idaho Penitentiary State Capital is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Idaho. House of the Idaho Legislature. The main building was completed by 1913. An extensive two-year $120 million renovation project

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was completed on January 9, 2010. World Center for Birds of Prey, located 7 miles south of Boise at 5666 W. Flying Hawk Lane. Take I-84 exit 50 to South Cole Road and go about 6 miles south then west on Flying Hawk Lane to the top of the hill. There is a 7,200 square foot interpretive center featuring exhibits about birds, biology, ecology and conservation. Live falcons and eagles are available for viewing. Phone (208) 362-3716. Zoo Boise Bruneau Bruneau Canyon Overlook

Interest daily 8-4. Free. Phone (208) 834-3395. Ted Trueblood Wildlife Preserve Homedale City Park. On East Idaho Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets across from Homedale High School. The park has five tennis courts, a playground and green space. Riverside Park sits right alongside the Snake River next to Homedale High School’s football field. This is where you will find the city’s outdoor pool and plenty of grass to play on.

Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park. To find this park, from I-84 take Mountain Home Exit 95 to State Highway 51, or take Hammett Exit 112 and follow the Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park signs. A bit of the Sahara desert in the middle of Idaho, Bruneau State Park contains the highest sand dunes in North America – over 400 feet tall. The view from the base is straight out of “Lawrence of Arabia”. A cool lake at the foot of the dunes provides a refreshing dip and some of the best blue gill and bass fishing around.

Sundance Park. Located on the south side of town on 1st Street West, Sundance Park is the site of many baseball and softball tournaments in the area. There are five ball fields and plenty of parking.

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Council Lost Valley Reservoir & Falls, north of Council, and south of New Meadows just off Highway 95. Excellent small reservoir for fishing, camping, and water skiing. The falls are a spectacular sight.

Nampa Deer Flat Natural Wildlife Refuge

Donnelly Lake Cascade Garden Valley Elk Springs Ranch Ponderosa Scenic ByWay Silver Creek Plunge (Hot Springs Pool and Camping) Snow Tube Hill Whitewater Rafting on the South Fork of the Payette River Glenns Ferry Carmela Vineyards Grand View C.J. Strike Dam of Grand View, is located northwest via SR 45 on the Snake River. It has created a 7,500 acre reservoir. Boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking and camping are permitted. Park is open daily 24 hours. Dam open

McCall Brundage Mountain Resort Meridian Roaring Springs Water Park Wahooz Family Fun Zone

Lake Lowell, in Nampa, is one of the areas most popular recreation spots. Beaches, docks and boat ramps are provided. Motorboats and sailboats are allowed during hours. Fishing and hunting are permitted is season in specified areas. Daily down - dusk. Free. Phone (208) 467-9278 Snake River Birds of Prey, located south of Nampa along the Snake River is home to eagles, falcons, hawks, owls and other birds of prey. These birds may be observed with binoculars from the canyon rim. For additional information please phone (208) 384-3334. Snake River Stampede, in Nampa, features top-notch rodeo entertainment every July. It is one of the top 11 rodeos in the country. It is held at the Idaho Center, located off I-84, exit 38. For rodeo information. please call (208) 466-8497. Website: www.snakeriverstampede.com Parma Old Fort Boise Replica, is located at the corner of Hwy. 20/26 and Parma Road in Parma, ID. Open June, July, Au-

gust, Fri. - Sun. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Special tours by appointment. ATK@widaho.net. For more information, please phone (208) 336-7608. Silver City Silver City, located approximately 25 miles from Murphy off State Hwy. 78. A walk down Silver City’s unpaved streets is a living-history tour. Some 75 buildings remain of this once boisterous mining town. The 1892 schoolhouse and drugstore are now museums. The 20 bedroom Idaho Hotel, which is also a museum dominates main street. Several historic cemeteries are in the community. For information call (208) 5834101 or (208) 583-2402. Weiser The Weiser River Trail is sure to please everyone from the die-hard outdoor recreation enthusiasts to those who just want a quiet walk on a warm summer’s evening. This non-motorized trail (Idaho’s longest) winds its way through 84 miles of roadless canyons and alpine meadows.  The trailhead is where Hwy. 95 and the Weiser River meet.  We also have two very nice parks, one of which has our City Swimming Pool – both host to many festive occasions throughout the year.  Regardless of whether you choose the City Park or Memorial Park for your get-together, you will appreciate their amenities and beauty.   Weiser Community Pond opened its ‘doors’ in October of 2009.  You will need an Idaho fishing license, but then bring your poles, your picnic, your chairs – there is a nice walking trail bordering the pond and it features firepits and a nice restroom!    The old Intermountain Institute campus (incorporated in October 1899, believing that “every boy and girl who is willing to work can acquire an education”) is still very much part of the community.  It houses our Snake River Heritage Center as well as the headquarters for the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest in Slocum Hall.    Train depot   The Weiser Sand Dunes, located west of Weiser, are enjoyed by motorcyclists of all ages and talents as well as four-wheelers.  If you keep going past, Steck Park features some great camping facilities and is right on the shores of the Snake River. Rich in its history, Weiser prides itself on its community and its community spirit!  Yellow Pine Yellow Pine Museum website: http:// yellowpinemuseum.org

Trout Fishing In Idaho Ranks #1 If you’ve ever ordered trout in a restaurant there’s a good chance it came from one of Idaho’s famous trout farms. Some have tours and are open to the public. Idaho ranks #1 among the 50 states in trout production. In addition, four state and federal hatcheries grow rainbow and steelhead trout for Idaho sport fishing. If you prefer to catch your own, this is the place to fish. Some of the world’s best bass and trout waters are found in the Snake River Canyon: Oster Lakes, Anderson Ponds, West Bass Ponds, Riley Creek and Billingsley Creek.

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Albion

Nestled in the foothills along State Highway 77, southeast of Burley, Albion is the gateway to recreational areas in the mountains of southern Cassia County, including Mt. Harrison, Pomerelle Mountain Resort and the City of Rocks National Reserve. Albion was the original county seat of Cassia County and is rich with both history and natural beauty.  On the historic campus of what once was the Albion State Normal School from 1893 to 1951, you will find a museum with memorabilia from the college as well as the famous trial of Diamondfield Jack.  This museum is open on Saturdays from mid-May through mid-September or by appointment. A popular tourist destination, Albion has service stations with minimarkets, a state liquor store, a hotel, a bed-and-breakfast and restaurants which have full bars and accommodate large private parties.   

Balanced Rock

Located sixteen miles southwest of Buhl off U.S. Highway 30. Carved by desert winds and years of erosion, Balanced Rock is a monolith precariously perched above the desert floor. For an up-close look at one of nature’s most unusual sculptures, take a short venture up the canyon’s edge. After examining Balanced Rock more closely, be sure to notice the fine view of the surrounding area before starting the trek back down. The Buhl rock is a massive irregular toadstool shaped stone 88 feet high, 27 feet across the top, connected to a base only a few inches thick. It contains over 5,000 cu. feet of lava and weighs between 400 to 500 tons.

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Buhl

Located on U.S. Highway 30. Located along the Snake River in the west end of Twin Falls County is over 50,000 acres of the most productive irrigated farmland in the world. Agricultural processing plants are well-equipped to handle the produce and crops grown here and in the surrounding area. Buhl is a leader in its research and production of trout. This multimillion dollar business now accounts for over 70% of the commercially grown trout in the United States. Clear Springs Trout Company and the Idaho Trout Processors are among those making this area known as the rainbow capital of the world. Trout are processed and shipped fresh or frozen, throughout the world. Similar farms produce catfish, tilapia, sturgeon, salmon and alligators. Buhl boasts a fine library complete with talking books for the blind and other audio visual aids. The city has a modern swimming pool, recreation park and playground. Horseshoe pits, a lighted ball field and new tennis courts have been built for recreational opportunities. Open year-round, the Clear Lake Country Club, located six miles north of Buhl at Clear Lakes, is a recreation center for the entire area. Fishing is always good at Clear Lakes and an 18-hole golf course challenges the par seekers. Buhl is a sports person’s paradise. In addition to fishing, hunting for pheasant, chukar, dove and sagehen is enjoyed by many, as well as deer and elk. Buhl’s annual “Sagebrush Days” celebration is held during the first week of July, and features a rodeo, arts and crafts, a kids’ fishing derby, a parade and fireworks displays.

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People come to Buhl from 25 miles in all directions to shop. Buhl also has a variety of lodging accommodations and fine dining available. Stop in at the Buhl Chamber of Commerce and they’ll be happy to help you with any questions you may have. Enjoy your visit! For questions you may e-mail: buhlchamber2@yahoo.com

Burley / Rupert

Located off I-84 along the Snake River. Few regions in Idaho boast as rich a historical heritage as the MiniCassia area. Within these two counties you can trace pioneer trail ruts, explore railroads, and re-visit the old west. High desert, the Snake River, mountain peaks and placid lakes combine to delight first-time visitors. Boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, and skiing, you’ll find it all here. Visitors will find a good selection of lodging ranging from motels to bed and breakfast inns, restaurants, stores, recreation and even a convention center.

City Of Rocks

Located twenty-three miles from Connor off State Highway 77. Early settlers’ diaries and journals record the overwhelming impression this strange and beautiful geologic formation makes. Bizarre granite shapes, carved by years of geologic forces and erosion, make this landscape seem almost other - worldly. This “city” is yet another Idaho National Historic Landmark that will stir both the senses and emotions.

Declo

East of Burley, at the junction of State Highway 77 and 81, is the city of Declo, originally known as Marschfield. A thriving agricultural settlement, Declo began in the early 1900s when the Minidoka Dam began providing irrigation water.  Declo is famous for its agriculture, with farms producing beets, beans, grains and the famous “Idaho Potato”.  Be sure to visit Declo during the Declo Days Celebration.  Festivities kick off with a parade and continue throughout the day with events at Kiwanis Park on Main Street. 

Gooding

Located 12 miles off I-84, exits 141 & 157. Gooding, incorporated in 1908, was named after Frank Gooding, Idaho’s sixth state governor. In the early years, Gooding was called a “City of Destiny”. Settlers were drawn to its location by the rivers and the railroad, as well as its year-round temperate climate. The addition of irrigation brought agriculture and ranching to the harsh high-desert landscape, and the population shot to over 2,000 residents by July of 1909. Reminiscent of a century ago, people are still drawn to Gooding. What makes old-timers and their descendants stay and newcomers decide to take up residence? It is most likely a combination of the quality of life rural, small-town Idaho provides and location. Gooding is a hub for residents and visitors alike who wish to take advantage of myriad recreational activities such as fishing, hunting, golfing, rafting, kayaking, skiing and other winter sports. The city also is within an easy drive of four state parks, Shoshone Indian Ice Caves, Mammoth Caves, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Gooding City of the Rocks, Craters of the Moon National Monument, and world-famous Sun Valley, to name just a few of the many scenic and geological sites.

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City of Rocks reflection (photo Charles Knowles) The seat of Gooding County, Gooding is a community of communities. The Idaho State School for the Deaf and the Blind houses students K-12 weekdays throughout the normal school year, and hosts many community events and programs on its vast and beautiful campus. Tours of the historic grounds and buildings are available upon request. The Basque Cultural Center greets visitors to Gooding in its location at the intersection of State Highways 26 and 46, where Gooding begins. The Basque Association proudly shares the cultural heritage of the people who immigrated to Idaho from the mountainous region along the border of Spain and France during days of revolution in the late 1800’s. Latinos and Hispanics comprise yet another community in and around Gooding, bringing their language and culture to this seemingly plain environment. The community at large celebrates its rich history in many ways. Historic preservation has kept many of the original buildings standing proudly and beautifully both on Main Street and off. The Historic Gooding Hotel Bed and Breakfast is the oldest building in town and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic Gooding Theater has everyone in town happily buzzing and eagerly participating in the restoration process. This building is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other attractions include the Gooding County Historical Society museum, several gift and specialty shops, diverse eateries, a bowling alley, library, and a public golf course and country club. The annual Gooding County Fair, held each August, hosts an awardwinning professional rodeo and the Miss Teen Rodeo Idaho competition. For other annual events see the calendar of events in this region. For further information visit the websites for the Gooding Chamber of Commerce (www.goodingchamber.org), the City of Gooding (www. goodingidaho.org) and Gooding County (www.goodingcounty.org).

Jackpot, Nevada

Located 45 miles South of Twin Falls on Highway 93. Gambling was outlawed in Idaho in 1952, but Jackpot, one mile south of the Idaho border, provides casinos, live entertainment, motel rooms and RV parks along with other urban amenities such as restaurants, a grocery store and a post office. Recreational opportunities include golf, tennis and horseshoe tossing. Fishing, hunting and packing trips in the surrounding desert and mountains are also available.

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1000 Springs Hagerman Valley, Idaho (photo Charles Knowles)

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Located four miles south of Hagerman on U.S. Highway 30. Nearly 100 miles north of the springs, the waters of the Big and Little Lost Rivers vanish into the Snake River underground aquifer. At Thousand Springs these waters emerge and separate through a string of frothy, churning falls which cascade down the north side of the Snake River Canyon. A landmark to the early travelers of the Oregon Trail, its popularity today has led U.S. Hwy. 30 to be designated as the Thousand Springs Scenic Route. Camping, swimming, fishing and boating opportunities await visitors to this area.

High Adventure River Tours

Take a day trip on the Snake River with High Adventure River Tours. These one day excursions on two different stretches of the Snake River are a great introduction to rafting on Idaho’s wild waters. The high flows of spring and early summer provide some of the best white water experiences in southern Idaho, with numerous Class II and Class III rapids on either stretch. Day trips on the Snake River can be scheduled for any specific day from April 1 through October 31 with a minimum of four people per group. While rafts are the traditional craft for the river, inflatable, two-man kayaks are also available both on guided trips and for rent to qualified individuals. High Adventure River Tours welcomes the chance to make special arrangements for your family or group. When rafting with High Adventure River Tours, be sure to visit their new RV park and convenience store. Conveniently located off Interstate 84, exit 147, the park has 26 executive drive-thru RV spaces with ample room for maneuvering even the largest vehicles. Along with a fully-stocked convenience store, they also offer the traveler clean shower facilities and propane and tent camping spots. Don’t forget to visit our new Dutch Oven Grill Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Bell Rapids In the Hagerman Valley (photo Jinx McCombs)

Hagerman

Hagerman, in the “Valley of the Thousand Springs”, is a place where Mother Nature provides hot and cold running water and many recreation opportunities and attractions. While visiting the area you can: visit a National Monument, five State Parks, a visitor center and museum; fish the Snake River, reservoirs, lakes, ponds and trout streams; white-water raft, dine on a riverboat; hike, bike or ride your horse on trails in the National Monument, a State Park, and Wildlife Management Areas; see and photograph beautiful springs, waterfalls, waterfowl, fish and even alligators; power boat, sail, canoe, and water-ski on a reservoir; swim and soak in a hot spring; enjoy one of many fun-filled community events like a Fun Run, Basque Dinner, Easter Egg Hunt, Fossil Day’s Celebration, flea and farmers market, music festival, art festival, car show, swap meet, or chili cook off; stay overnight at a resort, motel, bed and breakfast, RV site, camper cabin or in your tent; dine at a fine restaurant or café; search for great antiques, hand-crafted items and unique gifts at local shops; see a doctor, dentist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, acupressure and aroma therapist; or, find a wedding and event venue. Visit www.hagermanchamber.com or www.desiredfuturecom/hager man for more information.

Jerome

Welcome Home to Jerome Jerome is a community as rich in diversity as the landscapes that surround it. With more than 25,000 people in the greater Jerome area, the City continues to grow and expand in both its size and economy. As a central location to almost every recreational venue in southern Idaho, Jerome has something to offer for everyone. Ask any resident, Jerome is the Magic of the Valley.

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With many businesses considering Jerome for future location and the wide variety of new housing opportunities, it is projected that the City’s population will reach 15,000 by the year 2015. Businesses are attracted to Jerome because of the stability of existing, well-established businesses, convenient transportation systems, the quality of prospective employees, and the cooperation they receive from local organizations and government. Families are attracted to Jerome because of its way-of-life, friendly residents, services, education systems, lower than average crime rates, and our small town environment. Jerome’s robust economy is largely dependent on agriculture and value-added agriculture products and commodities. The City of Jerome has been working diligently to diversify the economic base to include manufacturing, industrial, and a vibrant services industry. Even during tough economic times, the City’s economic development team still receives frequent inquiries into the powerful benefits of doing business in Jerome. Whether you are a fisherman looking for sturgeon on the Snake River, a ski-bum hoping to stay close to Sun Valley, a businessperson looking for the ideal location with a low cost of doing business, or somebody looking for the best place to raise a family, we hope you will consider Jerome when visiting or considering southern Idaho. As we say in Jerome, Welcome Home to Jerome!

Mini-Cassia

There truly is something for everyone in the Mini-Cassia area. Whether you are looking for adventure in the great outdoors, exploration into history, a neat little boutique, or just some great food; we have it here! Mini-Cassia, made up of Minidoka and Cassia counties, is home to 12 cities and towns plus seven state & national parks, forests, and reserves. The area boasts the ski resort with the longest season and most snowfall as well as the best water-skiing area on the Snake River. There is never a dull moment with the multitude of events from festivals and fairs to tournaments and triathlons. The Mini-Cassia area has something for everyone! Come and stay awhile!” For more information, please phone Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce at (208) 679-4793 or go online at www.minicassiachamber.com

Mammoth Cave

Located six miles north of Shoshone on U.S. Hwy. 93. Once used as a Civil Defense shelter, this cave is actually a long tube formed by molten lava. Mammoth Cave is also home to one of Idaho’s largest displays of bird mounts.

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Oakley

SHOSHONE ICE CAVES

Located between Burley and City of Rocks on State Highway 27. Historic Oakley is located 15 miles from the City Of Rocks National Reserve, three miles from the Oakley Dam (great fishing!), and four miles from a mineral Hot Springs. Oakley is famous for its Oakley Stone which is quarried locally and shipped worldwide. Over one hundred of Oakley’s turn of the century homes and buildings are listed on the National Historical Register. A tour of these beautiful homes is held the third Saturday each June. One of these buildings is the historic Howells Opera House, built in 1907 where the Oakley Valley Arts Council presents theatrical productions in March, July, and November. The weekend closest to the 24th of July brings Oakley’s Pioneer Days Celebration, with a championship rodeo, gymkhana, deep pit BBQ, Dutch oven cook-off, parade, pony express race, fireworks and 10K run. An RV park, city park, grocery stores and gas stations are available.

Located sixteen miles north of Shoshone on U.S. Highway 75. Climb down into the earth’s interior and into a natural ice-production facility. You descend gradually on a smooth path and stairs to a depth of 90 feet under the lava into a world of volcanic wonder and ice. The ice block is 1,000 feet long and varies from 8 to 30 feet in depth. No matter how hot it is outside, you step into a freezing temperature as soon as you enter the cave. This is the lowest elevation Ice Cave in the world at 4-1/2 thousand feet. Discovered in 1880, these caves supplied the town of Shoshone with ice for many years. Trails and tours allow visitors to experience the eerie wonder of these caves and view fascinating displays of prehistoric fossils. On the property is the Free Museum, Large Gift Shop, small flea market and picnic tables. Prices are $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors 62 and over and Active Military, $5 for Children 4-12 years, Ages 3 and under are Free. Discounts for large bus tours. Call (208) 886-2058 for information. Open May 1 to September 30.

Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Ice Caves

Located five miles northeast of downtown Twin Falls. Shoshone Falls is definitely a sight not to be missed when in the Twin Falls area. These falls are 212 feet high — 40 feet higher than Niagara Falls — and are one of the most spectacular falls in the world. Combined with the misty air and overpowering roar of the falls, viewing the falls from the canyon’s edge is a breath-taking experience. Advanced scene seekers take note: the falls are even more impressive in spring when water flow is highest.

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This is the year and now is the time to plan your Outdoor Adventure on the Snake and Salmon Rivers. We offer trips from 1/2 day though 5 days. All of our trips have first class service in addition to being fun and informative and of course, wet and wild if you like. We hope you can join us in our adventures in the wild river country, breathtaking deserts and majestic mountains of Idaho. We wish to share with you the unique beauty, challenge, and thrill of the Snake and Salmon Rivers. Idaho Guide Service Inc. is owned and operated by Olin and Shelley Gardner and Family. With over 30 years experience outfitting in Idaho, providing fun and exciting adventures for folks of all ages and abilities. We have a terrific crew of guys and gals who help make all our trips a great success. They themselves are licensed professional guides with their own unique skills and personalities. We specialize in small groups and custom trips with personalized service. This small group philosophy is also compatible with our use and care of the area’s in which we operate. All our expeditions practice ecologically sound river & camping techniques. Our appreciation for this country is matched only by the care we show for it. All of our equipment is first class. Our inflatable white water boats are custom-designed for us, so we can offer you our choice of oar-powered or paddle-your-own as you run the river rapids. Each boatperson/guide selected for our crew is an exceptional person, a professional in all aspects of guiding, and much more. All are expert outdoor cooks and have his or her own specialty. Their enthusiasm, skill, and love of the river will make your trip one you will long remember. We can outfit almost any kind of river trip for you and are especially skilled at designing trips to suit you or your groups particular needs. We invite you to share in the warmth of our campfire and hospitality, and to dine on the delicious meals our guides prepare daily. In addition to white water adventures, Idaho Guide Service Inc. also offers Birds of Prey, Fossil Bed, 1000 Springs and other scenic river excursions. Nordic Spring backcountry skiing trips in the winter, Steel Head fishing, and Chukar hunting in the fall. No matter what time of year you want to get away, we’ve got an outdoor adventure for you. We look forward to sharing “The Idaho Experience.”

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Shoshone Falls (photo flickr.com)

Twin Falls

Located in southern Idaho just off I-84 near the Snake River. Where the scenic Snake River meets fertile farm ground, the city of Twin Falls has long been the center of commerce and entertainment for eight counties of south-central Idaho – and for a sizeable chunk of northern Nevada besides. And the city is growing, thanks to retirees who love the convenience and culture of a city paired with rural charm – and thanks to working folks who’d rather battle white water rapids than noisy traffic after a day at the office. Job creation here has made Twin Falls one of the state’s most robust economic engines in recent years. Twin Falls offers attractions for every traveler’s taste. A growing assortment of shopping destinations, for instance. Or a municipal swimming pool that’s covered in winter. Or the Herrett Center for the Arts and Science – a museum that boasts Native American artifacts, a variety of local art, a mock jungle, a high-tech planetarium, and an educational observatory that’s the envy of many a larger city. The canyons, however, are the pride of Twin Falls. Scenic intown walking trails wind along the floor of the intimate Rock Creek Canyon and the rim of the mighty Snake River Canyon. Accessed from a park beneath the magnificent arches of the Perrine Bridge, the Centennial Park Trail is a quick way to enjoy the canyon’s astonishing scenery and abundant wildlife as you follow a long stretch of undeveloped riverbank. Fishing, golfing and swimming attractions line the Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls’ north edge. And even when drought reduces the flows plunging over Shoshone

Falls, it’s worth a visit to the lush, roomy park overlooking the city’s famous falls. From there, walkers with extra energy and a taste for urban wilderness can choose a trail ascending from the park to the canyon rim above, or one circling nearby Dierke’s Lake. Need a little help finding your way to Twin Falls’ diverse attractions? The Buzz Langdon Visitor Center at the north end of town offers an array of brochures and a knowledgeable volunteer staff. Situated at the south end of Perrine Bridge, “the Buzz” greets travelers from early spring through autumn. Be sure to ask the staff for a schedule of the city’s plentiful arts events and community festivals, to round out your Twin Falls visit.

Twin Falls Chamber Of Commerce 858 Blue Lakes Blvd. N. Twin Falls, ID 83301

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Almo CITY OF ROCKS NATIONAL RESERVE, Almo, south of Declo. Beautiful granite pillars are featured here rising as high as 60 stories from the desert floor. Within this 14,300 acre reserve are massive granite rocks, some 2.5 billion years old, eroded into shapes resembling the ruins of an ancient city. Formations like twin sisters are the ultimate in rock climbing adventure and are known world-wide for avid climbers. Pioneers heading towards California and Oregon passed through this majestic silent city. Numerous trails are still visible. Picnicking, sightseeing and hiking through these high deserts are possible. The reserve offers 78 primitive campsites. Water and restroom facilities are available. Please phone (208) 824-5519 or Indian Grove Outfitters (208) 824-5766 for trail ride information. Bliss MALAD GORGE STATE PARK, of Bliss, is 1/4 mile south off I-84 exit 147, then 1/4 mile; follow signs. Markers indicate the park’s points of interest which can be seen from a car on a 2-1/2 mile loop road. From the park’s footbridge, visitors can see the bottom of the 250 foot deep gorge where the Emerald Pool waterfall plunges into the Devil’s Washbowl. Eagles, hawks, waterfowl, coyotes, rockchucks and mule deer can be seen throughout the park. Picnicking is permitted. Phone (208) 837-4505. Buhl Clear Springs Trout - World’s Largest Trout Ranch is located on the north side of the Snake River seven miles north of Buhl off U.S. Highway 30. Look down on the birthplace of Idaho’s famous food–products industry. Over 902 species of America’s domestic trout come from this ranch, much going on to restaurants and supermarkets nationwide. A scenic overlook located at the trout ranch provides a grand view of the Snake River Canyon and surrounding farmlands. Miracle Hot Springs. Phone (208) 543-6002. THOUSAND SPRINGS, Buhl, appears over a two-mile area, gushing in beautiful cascades from the sides of the canyon wall. The springs are believed to be the re-appearance of Lost River, which vanishes into the lava fields near Arco, about 90 miles northeast. Three pools are in an area of hot mineral baths. Malad Gorge, Niagara Springs, Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Nature Preserve, Billingsley Creek and Ritter Island are units of Thousand Springs State Park complex. Burley Cassia County Historical Museum MOUNT HARRISON, southeast of Burley, is a year-round recreation area. Pomerelle Ski Resort offers alpine skiing, and the Thompson Flat Snowmobile Area has miles of trails. Lake Cleveland is popular with summer sports enthusiasts. Hagerman Federal Fish Hatchery. Phone (208) 837-4896. Fossil Beds National Monument. Phone (208) 837-4793. HAGERMAN FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT is directly west of Hagerman across the Snake River. The monument is undeveloped and has limited facilities. Encompassing nearly 5,000 acres, the monument includes several miles of cliffs along the river. The 2.5 million to 3 million-year-old fossil beds which constitute one of the best freshwater fish and small mammal fossil sites in North

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Interest America, also have yielded remains of early forms of horse, camel, peccary, beaver and turtle. Phone (208) 837-4793. High Adventure River Tours & Dutch Oven Grill Restaurant. Located at 1211 E. 2350 S., Hagerman, ID. State Fish Hatchery. Phone (208) 837-4892. gooding City of Rocks: City of Rocks is an area of unusual and highly scenic rock formations. Erosion has carved fascinating spires and hoodoos from the underlying deposits of solidified volcanic ash. Excellent hiking, sightseeing and solitude. HISTORICAL GOODING BED and BREAKFAST Minidoka Minidoka County Historical Museum Wildlife Refuge & Lake Walcott. Phone (208) 436-3589. Oakley OAKLEY VALLEY MUSEUM Rupert MINIDOKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, of Rupert, extends 20 miles up the Snake River from Minidoka Dam and includes Lake Walcott. Some 200 species of birds as well as mule deer, pronghorns and various predators inhabit the 20,721 acre refuge. Fishing, boating and picnicking are permitted on the western end of Lake Walcott. There are no tour routes or developed hiking trails. Phone (208) 436-3589. Shoshone MAGIC RESERVOIR, north of Shoshone, is fed by the Big Wood River. Outdoor sports enthusiasts are attracted to the reservoir for its windsurfing, fishing, boating, swimming and water-skiing. Boat ramps and campsites are available. Shoshone Ice Caves. Phone (208) 886-2058. Twin Falls College of Southern Idaho. Phone (208) 733-9554. Herrett Museum Idaho Guide Service. Phone (208) 734-4998. magic Valley Speedway Perrine Bridge located three miles north of Twin Falls on U.S. Highway 93. Park in the overlook and take a walk across this 933 foot long bridge, once the highest in the world sitting 475 feet above the Snake River. From the bridge, trivia enthusiasts can view the site of Evel Knievel’s failed attempt to jump the canyon in a rocket-powered “Skycycle.” The Perrine Bridge offers a spectacular view of both the Snake River Canyon and the Snake River nestled far below. Planetarium at CSI Herret Center SOUTH HILLS, south of Twin Falls, is in the Sawtooth National Forest. Picnicking, hiking and camping in summer and deer hunting in fall are popular here. In winter, Magic Mountain Ski Area, phone (208) 423-6221, offers downhill and cross-country skiing. The Diamondfield Jack Winter Sports Area has snowmobiling trails.


Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureaus Buhl Chamber • (208) 543-6682 Jerome Chamber • (208) 324-2711 • w . ww.visitjeromeidaho.com Gooding Chamber • (208) 358-3038 • .www.goodingchamber.org Hagerman Chamber • (208) 837-9131 • .www.hagermanvalleychamber.com Lincoln County Chamber • (208) 886-9811 • .www.lincolncountychamber.org Mini-Cassia Chamber • (208) 679-4793 • .www.minicassiachamber.com Shoshone City Hall • (208) 886-2030 • .www.shoshonecity.com Southern Idaho Tourism • (800) 255-8946 • .www.visitsouthidaho.com Twin Falls Chamber • (208) 733-3974 • Toll Free.(866) Twin Falls • www.twinfallschamber.com

State Parks and Recreation Areas Malad Gorge Located east of Bliss on I-84, exit 147. Interstate 84 crosses right over Malad Gorge, but the angle of view hides the 250 foot deep gorge where the river cascades into Devil’s Washbowl. From the park’s footbridge, photographers delight in watching the interplay of light and shadows that constantly change the character of the craggy cliffs. Hiking trails take the adventurous along the edge of the gorge and back into time as the fascinating geology of the area unfolds. Phone (208) 837-4505.

Niagra Springs Located off I-84, take exit 157 south to the Snake River. One of the most beautiful of the springs in Idaho’s famous Thousand Springs complex, Niagra Springs is also one of the most accessible. The park is popular for picnicking and fishing, as well as its abundant waterfowl. The road into the canyon is narrow and steep. We advise you not to risk it in a motorhome or while pulling a large trailer. Phone (208) 837-4505; summer (208) 536-5522.

Perrine Bridge and Snake River by Twin Falls (photo by Liza Morgan)

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Calendar of Events

For a Full List of Events and Event Details, Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus. NOVEMBER JEROME HolidayFest Dinner & Auction RUPERT – Chili Feed w/Santa Turning On Christmas Lights TWIN FALLS – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) DECEMBER BUHL – Night Light Parade BURLEY – Christmas Light Parade Festival of Trees GOODING – Community Christmas Tree Lighting Festival of Trees Gooding Holiday Kick-off JEROME – Festival Of Wreaths Holiday Home Tour RUPERT Christmas Lighting USA Lighting Display TWIN FALLS – Community Holiday Events Twin Falls Red Lion Canyon Springs MARCH Gooding Gooding County Historical Society Gala Dinner HAGERMAN – Fun Run / Walk APRIL FILER – KMVT Spring Recreation Show GOODING – Arbor Day Founders Day HAGERMAN – Earth Day MAY Buhl Women Helping Other Women Declo – Pioneer Farm Days GOODING – Farmer’s Market (Tues.) HAGERMAN – Hagerman Fossil Days Parade RUPERT – Old Timers Moto-Cross Race TWIN FALLS – Blue Cruise of Idaho Recreational Charity Cycling Event Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Idaho Cruisers Car Show Olie Anderson Monster Trucks Relay for Life Simply Ballroom

JUNE Buhl Annual Chamber Golf Tournament BURLEY Idaho Power Boat Regatta, Snake River FILER – Filer Fun Days Idaho High School Rodeo Finals GOODING – Airport Fly-In Farmer’s Market (Tues.) Firemen’s Picnic Gooding Western Heritage Gathering Rodeo Mini-Cassia – Auto Collectors Car Show OAKLEY – Tour of Historic Homes RUPERT – Annual Trout ‘N Potato Feed Relay For Life - 18 Hour Walk TWIN FALLS Car Show at the Twin Falls City Park Color and the Constitution Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Idaho Writing Camps: Curious City Magic Valley Annual Flute & Art Festival Magic Valley Dairy Days Savor Southern Idaho Snake River Dog Show Twin Falls Cedar Lanes/Filer Western Days WENDELL – Magic Valley Dairy Days

TWIN FALLS – Art In The Park Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Historic Downtown Quilt Walk Kids Art in the Park Paint Magic

JULY BUHL – Farmer’s Market (Wed.) Sagebrush Days BURLEY – International Folk Dance & Music Festival Spudman Triathlon DECLO – Declo Days FILER – Fun Days GOODING Basque Picnic (Dance/Mass/Dinner) Farmer’s Market (Tues.) Fourth Of July Picnic JEROME – 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration KIMBERLY – Good Neighbor Days OAKLEY – Pioneer Days/Pony Express Ride RUPERT – Week Long 4th of July Celebration SHOSHONE – Arts in the Park Lincoln County Fair Old Time Fiddler’s Jamboree

SEPTEMBER BUHL – Farmer’s Market (Wed.) Trout Festival FILER – Twin Falls County Fair & Rodeo GOODING – Farmer’s Market (Tues.) HAGERMAN – Blues In The Park Swap Meet & Car Show Thousand Springs Festival JEROME – Live History Days TWIN FALLS – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Scramble for Books Golf Tournament Twin Falls County Fair & Rodeo

AUGUST BUHL – Farmer’s Market (Wed.) BURLEY – Cassia County Fair & Rodeo Viking Man GOODING Annual Cowboy Reunion & Inductions Farmer’s Market (Tues.) Gooding County Fair & Rodeo Gooding County Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament HEYBURN - Heyburn Hoedown Snake River Bluegrass Festival JEROME – Jerome County Fair & Rodeo Joe Mama’s Jerome Car Show Paul – Paul Palooza RUPERT – Dutch Oven Cook-Off Minidoka County Fair & Rodeo TWIN FALLS – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Hispanic Heritage Festival MagicFest Historic Downtown Twin Falls Twin Falls Gerties Brick Oven Cookery

OCTOBER GOODING – End-Of-The-Trail RUPERT – Mini-Cassia Craft Fair TWIN FALLS – Farmer’s Market (Sat.) Oktoberfest

South Central Idaho’s Majestic Canyons When the land formed from the hot lava and met the mighty rivers in South Central Idaho, it resulted in majestic canyons. The Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls is over 486 feet straight down. It’s best seen at the Perrine Bridge overlook on Highway 93. There are viewing sites on both rims of the majestic gorge. Malad Gorge Canyon is 30 miles northwest of Twin Falls and is the site of a state park with interpretive programs. The canyon is 250 feet deep, has an impressive 60-foot waterfall that cascades into a rock formation called the Devil’s Washbowl, and can be explored through a network of trails. Box Canyon, near Buhl, is the site of North America’s 11th largest spring - producing 180,000 gallons per minute. The spring feeds a spectacular waterfall and aquamarine pools. The best way to experience Box Canyon is to arrange a guided tour by phoning (208) 837-4505.

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Bloomington Lake (photo courtesy Ann Yearsley)

Bear Lake State Park

Located twenty miles south of Montpelier on U.S. Highway 89. North Beach State Park - a day‑use area that has long been a favorite of swimmers and sunbathers for miles around. Boat ramps and trailer parking is available, check for launching subject to low water. Campsites are available at East Beach State Park. The fishing here is good, to put it mildly. In fact, Bear Lake holds several species of fish found nowhere else in the world. Bear Lake even has its own Monster! As far back as pioneer times there have been sightings of a serpent-like monster in the lake. The monster’s home is said to be in the water caves on the east shore. Some believe that Bear Lake and Loch Ness are connected by underground tunnels and that the monsters are one and the same. There are several solutions to this mystery. We will leave it up to you to decide if you believe it or not, but be on the look-out for the monster, and please let us know if you see it.

Bear Lake Valley

Come to Bear Lake Valley year-round and often. You won’t run out of things to do. Whether you like to boat, fish, hike, snowmobile, cross-country ski or explore Bear Lake Valley has it all. Visit the National Oregon/California Trail Center located in Montpelier, tour the Paris LDS Tabernacle built in 1889. Scout the Oregon Trail or visit the monument that marks the birthplace of Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of Mount Rushmore. While here don’t forget to enjoy a famous Bear Lake raspberry shake. For more information contact the Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau at (435) 946-2197 or toll free (800) 448-BEAR. Or visit www.bearlake.org

Blackfoot

Located on I-15, North of Pocatello between Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Blackfoot, located in Bingham County is the perfect home-base for day-trips to American Falls Reservoir or the Caribou National Forest. Sun Valley, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and Salt Lake City, Utah are within a few hours drive of Blackfoot. Visit Blackfoot on your way to Jackson Hole or Yellowstone. Blackfoot is home of the Eastern Idaho State Fair which attracts thousands of visitors during the first week of September. Along with its base of agricultural and commercial exhibits are a fascinating variety of entertaining night shows, horse races and a carnival. Blackfoot is the potato capital of the world! Visit the Potato Museum (open all year) located at 130 N.W. Main in the old Short Line Railroad Depot. The next time you are passing through, please take some time to tour the Potato Museum and shop at the gift shop. Whatever you might need or desire – lodging, restaurants, shopping, nightclubs and more – you’ll find it in Blackfoot. While in the area, don’t miss your chance to play at Southeast Idaho’s premier gaming facility, Shoshone-Bannock Gaming Casino in Fort Hall. Check with the Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber and Visitor’s Center for activities, please phone (208) 785-0510. Visit our website at: www.blackfootchamber.org

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downey

Downey, established in 1894, is located in Marsh Valley, a beautiful high mountain valley in the southeastern corner of Idaho. This quiet little community of approximately 600 people is nestled below impressive 9,200 foot Oxford Mountain just south of Downey. Downey has two public parks and an RV park with a dump site. Just three miles south of Downey is Downata Hot Springs, a family water resort with swimming pool, water slides, camping facilities and picnic area. Downey is the home of the South Bannock County Fair in early August. This Fair, a little bit of country fun, is an experience you won’t soon forget. If you enjoy quiet, peaceful atmosphere of country life, with the majestic Rocky Mountains as a scenic backdrop, Downey is for you.

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Between Henry and Freedom, Caribou County (photo flickr.com)

Grace

Located at the north edge of the Wasatch Front on State Hwy. 34. Grace is strategically located in the southeastern Idaho highlands on State Highway 34, about four miles south of State Highway 30. Grace lies in the heart of some of Idaho’s finest fishing and hunting opportunities. There is a myriad of tourist attractions nearby, such as the Lava Hot Springs and the restored township of Chesterfield, both only about 20 miles away, and the nearby Soda Springs, which has the world’s only controlled geyser. Other sites include Black Canyon, a nationally renowned white water area, the ice caves, the Oregon Trail with authentic pioneer burial sites, and five challenging public golf courses within forty minutes travel time. Each year in Grace, “Good Ol’ Days” is celebrated the last Saturday in June, at the Caribou County Fairgrounds. Collectors bring antique tractors, engines and vintage vehicles for display. There is a parade and horse-drawn equipment demonstration. Medieval Chivalry Re-enactment Society hosts a steel combat tournament showcasing the elite rebated steel competitors of the region. Come and see knights in armour compete. There is a quilt show, crafters, food booths, flea market and a petting zoo. A good old-fashioned day of fun for the entire family. Caribou County Fair and Rodeo is held the first week of August. It is one of the best rodeos in the region. A carnival and parades are part of the festivities. For more information, please contact the Grace Chamber at (208) 425-3200.

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Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs Foundation Pools, www.lavahotsprings.com (photo courtesy Ann Yearsley) The Trees, The Rivers, The Mountains...The Hot Springs! Lava Hot Springs – come rest, relax and rejuvenate in hot mineral pools and the friendly atmosphere of this fun and historic town. Lava Hot Springs features excellent restaurants, comfortable lodging, exciting gifts, hiking, biking, near-by skiing, snowmobiling, horse riding and more! The State of Idaho operates two premier water facilities: the world famous Hot Pool Foundation and the Olympic Swimming Complex. The Portneuf River flows through the town and offers an abundance of river fun! Lava Hot Springs is a community rich in western history, a

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wealth of natural resources and various summer and winter activities. Long before the Western people discovered the natural odorfree hot mineral waters, the proud Native American nations of the Bannock-Shoshone tribes gathered here to bathe, rest and worship. They set the area aside as a neutral ground to be shared in peace by all tribes. Lava Hot Springs is an easy drive from Salt Lake City, located just 11 miles off I-15 heading east on Highway 30. For southbound visitors traveling from Jackson/Yellowstone area, the shortest route is Highway 34 then west on Highway 30. Lava Hot Springs – come and enjoy the fun!

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Our horse drawn wagon ride includes a great meal after a 40 minute wagon ride up to our creekside area on Dempsey Creek. After eating and entertainment under our new pavilion, you can enjoy our beautiful creek side area with a teepee, swings, and walking path. Homemade desserts top off a great meal of Roast BBQ Beef, or if kids prefer, hot dogs roasted over an open fire, an Idaho baked potato with all the toppings, salad, roll, ranch beans and corn. Ice cold lemonade and coffee are always included with the dinner. After loading up for the trip out, relax and enjoy the beautiful sunset and the final 20 minutes of the ride in the twilight, with the carriage lights on. This ride is a must if you are coming to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.


Malad City and Oneida County

Malad City, with its rich heritage and tradition, is the Oneida County seat. The community is nestled snugly on the east side of the Malad Valley, thirteen miles from the Utah/Idaho border along Interstate 15. A community of about 4,100, it still has that “Home Town” atmosphere, where everyone knows each other by first names and greets you with a smile. Malad offers comfortable living without the big city headaches. Living in Malad will offer a unique opportunity to experience the serenity and fun of a country town. Fishing is one of Oneida County’s calls to fame. With nine reservoirs, fishing can be enjoyed all year-round. Daniels Reservoir is famous for producing trophy sized trout. Kokanee Salmon can be found in several of the reservoirs. You may also enjoy water-skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, boating and swimming. Our public lands abound with miles of trails accessible by foot, horseback, and all-terrain vehicles. All in all, camping and outdoor activities for the area are hard to beat. And you won’t find crowds here! To see more of Malad and Oneida County go to www.maladidaho.org

MONTPELIER

Located at the Junction of U.S. 89 and U.S. 30 N. Montpelier is one of Idaho’s oldest towns on the historic old Oregon Trail. The town is within minutes of Caribou and Cache National Forests, Bear Lake State Park and the Bear Lake Wildlife Refuge. The Montpelier Historic District is comprised of four buildings: the city hall, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ tabernacle and the middle school with its gymnasium. These buildings front on Washington Street and are distinct from the surrounding residential area in their scale, materials and function. All are two-stories high and constructed of brick. The neo-classical revival style city hall is the oldest building in the district and is distinguished by its portico of Tuscan columns. A year after the city hall’s completion (1918), the semi-circular LDS tabernacle was begun on the adjacent corner. This red brick structure employs classical motifs including round arched entries with ornate terra cotta tympanums. The tabernacle is the city’s largest auditorium. The middle school was constructed in 1937 as a Public Works Administration project on the land opposite the tabernacle. Constructed of mountain red variegated tapestry brick, the building is distinguished by its extensive and profusely ornamented terra cotta trim. Bear Lake Valley had long been known as a potential settlement area and the first vanguard of Mormon colonists hit the valley in September 1863. The following spring, 1864, the first sixteen families crossed over the Montpelier area to establish a fledgling community. Within the first year, businesses had begun along fourth street. It was a choice location because of the Oregon Trail travel that was still quite heavy. Travelers on the Trail tell of the availability of fresh produce, dairy products and beef. With the arrival of the railroad, the first dent in an all Mormon population occurred and soon two communities developed, known as “Uptown” or “Mormon” Montpelier and “Downtown” or “Gentile” Montpelier. Montpelier was finally named by Brigham Young after his birthplace in Vermont. Montpelier was known by the name “Clover Creek” previously to this time. By 1900, Montpelier had grown to the largest city in the Bear Lake Valley. This was due to the railroad. Montpelier served as a Home Terminal for the trains, engine crews and subdivision point until October 1, 1972 when the terminal was moved to Pocatello.

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Pocatello

Located at I-86 and I-15. There is a lot to do in Idaho’s “Gateway to the West” with numerous cultural, recreational and outdoor opportunities within the city, or just minutes away. Pocatello is home to Idaho State University. ISU provides undergraduate and graduate educational services not only in Pocatello but also at outreach centers in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Boise and to outlying communities via sophisticated two-way audio-video technology. The University also is home to the Idaho Museum of Natural History, the ISU Business and Research Park and the Idaho Accelerator Center. University facilities offer venues for musical and theatrical performances that attract audiences from throughout the area. The ISU campus also houses the Holt Arena, one of Idaho’s two indoor sports arenas. Pocatello is conveniently situated for easy access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, and hunting. A recreational opportunity in Pocatello is a 26 foot, 60,000 gallon swimmable aquarium stocked with fresh water tropical fish. It is open to the public, and is staffed with professionals trained in scuba instruction. A popular attraction is the Bannock County Historical Museum, with displays which include railroad memorabilia, American Indian exhibits and pioneer artifacts. The museum is open year-round with limited winter hours.

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The Cherry Springs Nature Trail site includes three self-guided nature trails with over 50 interpretive signs, two learning centers and an amphitheater. Enjoy 9.9 miles of moderate to strenuous loop riding on paved road, single and double track on the City Creek-Outlaw Springs Mountain Bike Trail. It is also popular with hikers, joggers, horseback riders and motorcyclists. For skiing and snowmobile enthusiasts, there are nordic ski trails and 250 miles of snowmobile trails in Bannock, Power and Caribou counties. Don’t miss visiting the Pocatello Zoo. All the animals are native to North America’s Intermountain West. The Pocatello Zoo may be the first, or only, place where many of our visitors could see a wild animal up close. Learning about these animals and their habitats, as well as watching their behavior, may connect visitors with the natural world. Please phone the Pocatello Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information, (877) 922-7659. Or visit their website: www. visitpocatello.com

Preston

Home of Napoleon Dynamite Preston is Franklin County’s largest city. Before the first house was built in Preston and when it was still a wilderness, LDS Church President Brigham Young and company were on their way to a conference in Bear Lake when he had his driver stop. President Young got out of the wagon near the present business district of Preston, placed his cane to the ground and said, “There will be a great city built here.” (History of the Development of Southeastern Idaho, 1930). He was right! Preston began on that very spot. Preston was originally called Worm Creek when it was settled in 1888 because the waterways in the area resembled worms as they curved and wound their way through the countryside. Relic’s of Preston’s historic past can be seen in the Oneida Stake Academy building, built in 1890 and which once again made history in 2003 when it was moved, intact to its new home in Benson Park in the city center of Preston. Restoration of the grand old lady of Preston Your Hometown Car Rental Company

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is under way. Other monuments to the past include the home of LDS Apostle Matthew Cowley, the Bear River Massacre site, and other stately and beautiful homes and buildings. Another of Preston’s most entertaining undertakings was the restoration of the Worm Creek Opera House Summer Theatre. In the summer, it offers melodramas, plays and movies. It’s winter repertoire includes community activities, theatre guild performances and of course movies. Summer in Preston is marked by the more than half-century-old “That Famous Preston Night Rodeo,” when cowboys and girls from national and international fame come to compete and rise to the challenge only buckin’ broncs and bulls can offer. There’s nothing quite like sitting in the stands, tasting the dust and experiencing the courage of these participants and cheering them on to victory. Winter adds to Preston’s reputation as the place to be in Idaho when the Idaho Festival of Lights illuminates the city with myriads of sparkling lights and warm holiday cheer. Both of these events bring thousands of visitors from all over the country. Beautiful parks, an 18-hole championship golf course, close-by canyons, snowmobiling trails, breathtaking fall colors in close-by mountains, hiking trails, friendly people, easy access to fishing on several reservoirs and the Bear River, hunting, excellent restaurants, motels, RV Parks, convenience stores, gas stations, rock climbing, exploring or relaxing. Preston has it all – perhaps that’s why we call it the jewel in Idaho’s crown.

Soda Springs

Located on U.S. Hwy. 30-34. Situated in the beautiful Bear River Valley, Soda Springs is the place for you to spend a magnificent summer or winter vacation. Nearby Alexander and Blackfoot Reservoirs provide excellent water sports – boating, water-skiing and fishing. Big game and waterfowl hunting as well as reservoir and stream fishing are just minutes from town. Hike a high mountain trail, ride a snowmobile or cross-country ski. Soda Springs is home to the Oregon Trail Golf Course, a beautiful 36 par golf course open to the public. Located on the shores of Alexander Reservoir it offers a challenging pleasant golf experience. Oregon Trail wagon ruts can be seen on the golf course. Soda Springs is also home to the world’s only captive geyser. Soda Springs and the surrounding area offers many historic sites, a carbonated water spring at Octagon Spring Park, and free clear sparkling soda water is also available at Hooper Springs Park. Located on the junction of the Oregon-California Trails including The Oregon Trail Bear Lake Scenic Byway and the Pioneer Historic Byway. Soda Springs offers numerous scenic, historical and recreational opportunities along each route. For more information, please phone the Soda Springs Chamber (208) 547-4964 or toll free at (888) 399-0888 or visit their website at www.sodachamber.com

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Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureaus American Falls • (208) 226-7214 • www.amfallschamber.com Bear Lake Convention & Visitor’s Bureau • (435) 946-2197 • (800) 448-BEAR • www.bearlake.org Bear Lake Montpelier Chamber • (208) 847-0067 • www.bearlakechamber.org City of Downey • (208) 897-5342 • www.downeyidaho.com Grace Chamber • (208) 425-3533 • www.graceidaho.com Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber & Visitor’s Center • (208) 785-0510 • .www.blackfootchamber.org Lava Hot Springs Chamber • (208) 776-5500 • www.lavahotsprings.org Malad City Hall • (208) 766-4010 • www.maladidaho.org Malad Chamber • (208) 541-8746 • www.shopmalad.com Pocatello Chamber • (208) 233-1525 • www.pocatelloidaho.com Pocatello CVB • (208) 479-7659 • www.visitpocatello.com Preston Business Association • (208) 852-2403 • www.prestonidaho.org Shelley Chamber • (208) 357-3390 • www.ci.shelley.id.us Soda Springs Chamber • (208) 547-4964 • Toll Free (888) 399-0888 • .www.sodachamber.com Southeastern Idaho Information • (888) 201-1063 or (208) 776-5221 • www.seidaho.org

Points of Interest BEAR LAKE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE is located north of Bear Lake. Its marsh and grasslands provide a nesting ground for a variety of waterfowl. Phone (208) 847-1757. FORT HALL INDIAN RESERVATION located between American Falls and Blackfoot, is home to the Shoshone and Bannock Indians. Today, only 544,000 acres remain of the original 1.8 million acres of reservation. Permits are sold for seasonal hunting and fishing on the reservation, and the Trading Post Shopping Complex is a popular tourist attraction. The public is invited. Phone (208) 478-3700. American Falls AMERICAN FALLS FISH HATCHERY, of American Falls, is operated by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Tours are offered. Phone (208) 226-2015. American Falls Reservoir spans from American Falls to Chubbuck, off I-86. This reservoir is a longtime favorite with fishermen, boaters and water-skiers alike. American Falls Reservoir boasts over 20 miles of wide open water. For fishermen, some of the area’s largest game fish reside here. For hunters, this reservoir is a prime hunting spot during duck and geese season. Camping facilities are available. MASSACRE ROCKS STATE PARK is on the histroric Oregon Trail about 20 miles east of Pocatello. The park features unusual geological formations, and many species of wildlife and desert plants. There are Oregon Trail artifacts and a camping area. Phone (208) 548-2672. Blackfoot BINGHAM COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM IDAHO POTATO museum Lava Hot Springs LAVA HOT SPRINGS was named for the mineral springs that boil out of lava rocks at the base of massive cliffs along the Portneuf River. These pools are a popular health and pleasure resort, offering hiking, bicycling, tubing and swimming. Phone (208) 776-5221 or (800) 423-8597.

SOUTH BANNOCK COUNTY HISTORICAL CENTER & MUSEUM Montpelier BEAR LAKE STATE PARK, located 20 miles south of Montpelier, has two park units with campsites, beaches and boat access. Phone (208) 945-2565, reservations (888) 922-6743. MINNETONKA CAVE of Montpelier, is southwest via U.S. 89 to St. Charles, then 10 miles west. The cave, 7,700 feet above sea level, contains limestone cave formations and fossils of tropical plants and marine life. The temperature is a constant 40 degrees F. Guided Tours daily June-Labor Day. Phone (435) 245-4422. National Oregon/California Trail Center located in Montpelier, Idaho on the corner of Hwy. 80 & 30. Step back into history and trek with the pioneers on their 2,000 mile journey on the Oregon/California Trail. A live cast of pioneers will guide you and your family through an authentic living history journey along the Oregon Trail. Phone (208) 847-3800, www.oregontrailcenter.org Pocatello BANNOCK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM IDAHO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY POCATELLO FORT HALL REPLICA. Gateway To The Pacific Northwest. Open Mid April to Memorial Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. Memorial Day to Labor Day: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Sunday. Labor Day to Sept. 30: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Small Admission Charge. Pocatello, Idaho. Exit 67 off I-15. Phone (208) 233-7333 or toll free (877) 922-7659. ROSS PARK, in Pocatello, includes a municipal swimming pool and water slide, picnic areas, amphitheater, band shell, playgrounds and a garden with more than 1,000 rosebushes. The Ross Park Zoological Garden features animals native to the Northwest. The park’s Fort Hall Replica contains a museum, tepee and blacksmith shop. The Bannock County Historical Museum is also located in the park. Phone (208) 234-6232.

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Calendar of Events NOVEMBER BLACKFOOT Christmas Tree Fantasy Holiday Light Parade and Bonfire Lava Hot Springs Free Day for Veterans on Veterans Day Ginger Bread House Tour in Lava Hot Springs Malad Iron Door Playhouse Parade of Homes MONTPELIER – Holiday Craft Fair Stampede! Paris – Craft Fair POCATELLO – Festival of Trees Nights Lights Christmas Parade Parade of Lights Ring In The Holidays Celebration Preston Annual Festival Of Lights FCMC Bed Races SODA SPRINGS Annual Craft Bazaar Parade of Lights DECEMBER BLACKFOOT – Christmas Tree Fantasy Live Nativity at Jensen’s Grove Lava Hot Springs Customer Appreciation Day Malad Christmas Festival with Light Parade Fireman’s Ball MONTPELIER Lighted Christmas Parade POCATELLO Festival of Trees Pocatello Regional Transit Holiday Lights Tour Renaissance Fair SODA SPRINGS Annual Christmas Park Lighting Ceremony JANUARY BANNOCK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Chariot Racing BLACKFOOT Winter Festival Garden City, UT Bear Lake Cisco Disco Glendale Preston Pride Snowmobile Hill Climb Malad – Ice Fishing Tournament MONTPELIER – Annual Karaoke Contest POCATELLO – Bear Lake Cisco Disco Potato Expo Potato Cup Nordic Ski Race SODA SPRINGS Winter Carnival FEBRUARY AMERICAN FALLS – Cabin Fever Days BLACKFOOT – Antique Show Garden City, UT Annual Bear Lake Rendezvous Chocolate Festival Geneva Bear Lake Hill Climb Lava Hot Springs Fire and Ice Winter Fest MONTPELIER Bear Lake Spice & Ice Winter Festival Snowmobile Hill Climb Torch Light Parade and Snow Ball Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride Pingree – Miniature Bull Rodeo POCATELLO – C.W. Hog Ski-A-Thon Potato Cup Simplot Games SODA SPRINGS – Winter Carnival

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MARCH Blackfoot – St. Bernard Antique Show Inkom – Coors Cowboy Classic Ski Event Lava Hot Spring Lava Meltdown Contra Dance Gathering MONTPELIER Idaho State Snowmobile Association Annual Trail Ride Pingree – Miniature Bull Rodeo POCATELLO Chrome In The Dome Car & Bike Show PMXP Enduro-X Motocross Race APRIL BANNOCK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Motocross Races Grace Black Canyon of the Bear White Water Festival Inkom – Pebble Creek Snowmobile Hill Climb Lava Hot Springs Bunnyland USA Pingree – Miniature Bull Rodeo POCATELLO Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo PMXP Motocross Race Sport & RV Show MAY AMERICAN FALLS – Double L. Golf Scramble Chesterfield Memorial Day Celebration Downata Hot Springs Summer Season Opening Day DOWNEY Quilt Fair Fort Hall Replica – Grand Opening Garden City, UT Annual Bear Lake Classic Bike Race LAVA HOT SPRINGS Spring Festival Malad – Annual Bucking Bull Futurity Iron Door Playhouse Poduction Le Grande Aqua Plunge Swimming Pool Opens Malad High School Rodeo MONTPELIER – Annual Bear Lake Classic 52 Mile Amateur Bike Race Youth Quilt Show Pingree – Miniature Bull Rodeo POCATELLO Friendship Cup Soccer Tournament Garden Creek Gap Race Idaho Endurance Festival PMXP Motocross Race Preston – Harry Horse Show ROCKLAND – Memorial Celebration Woodruff, UT – Black Gold Testicle Festival JUNE AMERICAN FALLS Frontier Days Oregon Trail Sweepstakes BLACKFOOT – Dog Show Pride Days Ranch Rodeo CHUBBUCK – Chubbuck Days Downey – Rodeo Bible Camp Franklin – Idaho Days And Pageant Garden City, UT Bear Lake Marathon Georgetown Twin Creeks Celebration GRACE Fishing Derby with Fishing with CARE Good ol’ Days Intermountain Pro Rodeo

LAVA HOT SPRINGS Fishing Derby with Fishing with CARE Golden Wing Road Run Malad Junior Rodeo Malad Classic Car & Motorcycle Show Snowmobile Grass Drags Welsh Festival Massacre Rocks State Park Free Fishing Day McCammon Portneuf Valley Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous MONTPELIER Idaho & Utah Free Fishing Day Voice Male Dinner & Show Quilt Show POCATELLO A Beary Happy Birthway (Zoo) Fishing Derby with Fishing with CARE Gate City Grind Stage Race Heart & Sole Fun Run / Walk Iris Festival PMXP Motocross Race Portneuf Valley Muzzleloaders Rendezvous Riverfest & Recycle Regatta Tour of Marsh Valley Preston – Elks Demolition Derby Junior Rodeo Intermountain Pro Rodeo Miniature Bull Rodeo SODA SPRINGS – Pizza’s Run Car Show JULY AMERICAN FALLS Magik Challenge Milk Carton Regatta Mountain Man Rendezvous BANCROFT Pioneer Days Celebration BLACKFOOT Summerfest Fireworks Show (3) Fort Hall – Intermountain Pro Rodeo Miniature Bull Rodeo Garden City, UT Bear Lake Car Show Bear Lake County Search & Rescue, Salmon BBQ LAVA HOT SPRINGS Celebration with Fireworks Founders Day Parade Mountain Man Rendezvous Pioneer Days Celebration Malad Independence Day Activities Iron Door Playhouse Production Malad’s Got Talent Samaria Days Celebration MC CAMMON Marsh Valley Pioneer Days Rodeo & Parade Miniature Bull Rodeo MONTPELIER Annual Bear Lake Cowboy Gathering Lions Club-Chuck Wagon Breakfast Pioneer Celebration Rendezvous Car Show Quilt Show Smithsonian Historical Exhibit Paris – 4th of July Celebration (3) KVSI Radio Fun Run POCATELLO 4th of July Parade A Midsummer Night (zoo) Garden Creek Gap RR Greatest Show in Idaho PMXP Motocross Race POW / MIA Motorcycle Rally


Calendar of Events (cont.) Rhienhardt Archery School Trap Club Western Zone Shoot PRESTON Arena Cross Famous Preston Night Rodeo & Parade SODA SPRINGS Caribou County Fair July 4th Celebration Miniature Bull Rodeo Woodruff, UT Woodruff Celebration AUGUST AMERICAN FALLS – American Falls Day American Falls Stampede Intermountain Pro Rodeo Oregon Trail Tour Power County Rodeo & Fair BLACKFOOT – Bingham County 4-H Fair DOWNEY – Lions Club Amateur Rodeo Marsh Valley Stallion Incentive South Bannock County Fair FORT HALL – Miniature Bull Rodeo Shoshone-Bannock Native American Festival GARDEN CITY, UT Bear Lake Brawl Bear Lake Classic Triathlon Bear Lake County Fair & Rodeo Bear Lake Parade of Homes Bear Lake Raspberry Days Festival GRACE Caribou County Demolition Derby Caribou County Fair, Carnival & Rodeo Laketown, UT – Laketown Rodeo Rich County Demolition Derby Lava Hot Springs Lava Lion’s Bulls Only Rodeo Portneuf River Blue Grass Festival

Malad Cowboy Classic Rodeo Horse Races Oneida County Fair MONTPELIER Bear Lake Classic Triathlon Bear Lake County Fair, Rodeo, Carnival, Concert, Demolition Derby, Parade Bear Lake Parade of Homes Intermountain Pro Rodeo Quilt Show Raspberry Days Scramble at Bear Lake POCATELLO Bannock County Blue Grass Festival & Powwow Pocatello Trap Club Shoot Chubbuck Days Parade & Celebration North Bannock County Fair Southeast Idaho Senior Games Pocatello Zoo Ice Cream Zoofari Preston – Arena Cross Bannock County Bluegrass Festival Biathlon-Winward Therapy Bull Bonanza Car Show Franklin Demolition Derby Franklin County Fair Miniature Bull Rodeo Napoleon Dynamite Festival Pocatello Triathlon SODA SPRINGS Caribou County Mud Challenge Caribou County Fair SEPTEMBER BLACKFOOT Eastern Idaho State Fair Farm & Ranch Tour ImPRA Championship Rodeo

Miniature Bull Rodeo Fort Hall – Indian Day GARDEN CITY, UT Bear Lake Outdoor Heritage Days Bear Lake Parade of Homes Logan, Ut – LOTOJA Malad Iron Door Playhouse Youth Production Lawnmower Races, & Redneck Olympics Scarecrow Festival - Demolition Derby & Tractor Show MONTPELIER – Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon Bear Lake Mixed Golf Scramble POCATELLO Arm Wrestling Championships Idaho Miniature Bull Riding Finals Idaho State University Bengal Roundup Rodeo Pocatello Marathon PMXP Motocross Race Pocatello Pump Sagebrush Art Festival SODA SPRINGS – Grays Lake Rodeo SHELLEY – Idaho Spud Day Wayan Grays Lake Rodeo OCTOBER BLACKFOOT Grand Stands of Terror Spook Alley Malad – Halloween Costume Contest Iron Door Playhouse Production MONTPELIER Annual Montpelier Parks & Recreations Pumpkin Walk Nightmare on Main Street Haunted House POCATELLO Harvest Festival Idaho Kite Festival Pocatello Zoo – ZooBoo

State Parks and Recreation Areas American Falls Massacre Rocks located 12 miles west of American Falls on Interstate 86. Rugged lava rocks, Oregon Trail history, almost 300 species of desert plants, and over 200 species of birds make this park special. Campers often find that one night is just not enough. Phone (208) 548-2672. Montpelier Bear Lake located 18 miles south of Montpelier on Hwy. 89. Some of the bluest water in Idaho reflects the sunshine over Bear Lake. North Beach is one of the most popular swimming spots in the three-state area. Boat launch facilities and camping are both available. The lake has several species of fish found nowhere else in the world. Phone (208) 945-2565, reservations (888) 922-6743.

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S.R. 33 between Tetonia and Driggs, Idaho (photo Ken Lund, www. flickr.com)

Ashton

Located on Idaho Highway 20; north of Idaho Falls. With the Targhee National Forest in its backyard, Ashton has much to offer. There are many groomed snowmobile trails outside of town and many fishing, boating and camping areas. American Dog Derby dog sled races occur during the winter season in Ashton. This event originated in 1917. The Annual Mesa Falls Marathon is held the last Saturday in August. Departing the friendly confines of the Ashton city limits, travelers have a choice of visiting Mesa Falls, the Teton Scenic Loop, Indian Lake, Yellowstone National Park and other sites. For more information phone (208) 652-3355.

Driggs

Lift off for a long weekend of fun during Teton Valley’s Annual Summer Fest in July. Music fills the morning air as spectators wander among the inflating balloons and enjoy the sight of brilliantly colored balloons floating gently into the air. After the 6 a.m. launch each morning, visitors may enjoy a delicious breakfast before spending the day participating in one of the many scheduled activities including a craft fair, fiddlers’ contest, mountain bike race, outdoor barbeque, rodeo and night glow. The four-day event culminates with an old-fashioned July 4th parade and celebration in Victor and a dazzling fireworks display near Driggs.

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Grand Teton National Park

Located across the Idaho – Wyoming border, accessible by State Hwy. 22 and 26. Just a hop over the border in the shadow of the Grand Teton Mountains lies one of America’s most spectacular national parks. Abundant wildlife and magnificent mountain scenery await the visitor at Grand Teton National Park. There are nearly 200 miles of trails for hikers to enjoy. Other park opportunities include fishing, camping, white-water raft trips, rodeos and golf. And don’t forget the dude ranches, resorts and restaurants, too. Grand Teton National Park has something to fit every taste and every budget.

IDAHO FALLS

Located on I-15 between Pocatello and the ID - MT border. Location, cost and variety make Idaho Falls the perfect place to stay as you begin an unforgettable vacation. From here, you can experience the many wonders of scenic Eastern Idaho, Southern Montana and Western Wyoming. This beautiful, friendly city offers excellent shopping, restaurants, attractions, rv parks and ample lodging. Idaho Falls is a cost effective alternative to experiencing the wonders and awe inspiring beauty of the region and has everything to help you fulfill the vacation of a lifetime. Idaho Falls Regional Airport is the largest regional airport with direct flights to and from Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Denver, making air travel easy and convenient. If you plan to drive, Idaho Falls is only a few hours from large metropolitan areas such as Salt Lake City, Utah and Boise, Idaho and has close proximity to nationally recognized treasures including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and Craters of the Moon National Monument. Conveniently located in the center of Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls serves as a regional hub for great restaurants, shopping, the arts and culture in the area. Idaho Falls hosts several fun and entertaining events throughout the year that the entire family can enjoy. The annual Taste of Idaho, held on the third Thursday of June, offers sample fare from several of the best restaurants in the area. A great hometown parade, the AT&T Liberty Festival on the Falls and the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration, the largest fireworks display west of the Mississippi, make Independence Day along the banks of the Snake River in Idaho Falls truly spectacular! In early August, plan to attend the Snake River Roaring Youth Jam, a summer arts festival for families and youth with three fun-filled days of arts and science. You could catch some bronco bucking, bull riding action. If you

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are interested in arts and culture, check out the city’s wide array of theatrical presentations and shows, art galleries, museums or take a stroll through Historic Downtown Idaho Falls and enjoy first class restaurants and shopping combined with an abundance of yesteryear. Idaho Falls offers a backyard full of outdoor recreational opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels. No matter what the weather, no matter what the season, there is always a reason to stay in Idaho Falls. With year-round activities, recreational opportunities and access to some of the world’s greatest landscapes, no place could be better to spend a quality vacation. In summer, enjoy world-class fishing on Eastern Idaho’s scenic rivers or explore miles of hiking and biking trails that cover the surrounding mountains. Discover many species of wildlife that inhabit the area, improve your golf game at one of the city’s four top-notch golf courses and still have enough money left for a delicious meal at a great local restaurant. You may choose to simply relax along the banks of the Snake River and feed the ducks while strolling along the Greenbelt River walk which runs adjacent to Historic Downtown Idaho Falls. In the winter, you could enjoy miles of groomed snowmobile trails through wild, rugged backcountry or swoosh down the slopes of world class ski resorts which are located less than two hours from Idaho Falls. You can snowshoe or cross-country ski through one of the area’s state parks, national parks, or national monuments. Winter is also a colorful time in Idaho Falls. If you plan to visit during the holidays you’ll want to enjoy fun activities such as the Festival of Trees. The Snake River, which begins in beautiful Yellowstone National Park and offers breathtaking scenery and some unparalleled adventure, runs through the heart of Idaho Falls. This beautiful, friendly city is a short drive from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and is closely located to other famous attractions including Jackson, Wyoming and Sun Valley, Idaho. The area surrounding Idaho Falls, located in the shadows of the rugged Teton Range, offers a diverse selection of vacation activities, from viewing the abundant wildlife to experiencing incredible recreational opportunities. If you are a potential resident or new to the area, just visiting, or a long-time resident who’s looking for fun things to see and do, we encourage you to visit our website, www.visitidahofalls.com, to learn more about the Idaho Falls community. You may call the Idaho Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau toll free at (866) ENJOYIF (365-6943) to obtain a wealth of information to ensure your stay in Idaho Falls and Eastern Idaho is the greatest experience you may ever have and to make a lifetime of memories to share with friends and family.

Idaho Falls (photo courtesy Thomas Kriese)

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Welcome to Idaho Falls

Situated along the Snake River at the western edge of the world famous Rocky Mountains, Idaho Falls has all the features of big city living, but still embraces a small town charm. Our skyline consists of the majestic Teton Mountain Range, and in our backyard is the world’s most famous park – Yellowstone. Offering its own symphony, opera, chamber orchestra, community drama, performing arts groups, museums, zoos, and of course professional minor league baseball, it’s hard to imagine finding nothing to do. As the regional epi-center for healthcare, shopping, and entertainment, Idaho Falls is rapidly attracting small and large businesses alike and consistently finds itself listed in the top ten rankings of many prestigious magazines, newspapers and professional community research publications. As you can tell, we are very proud of our community. Whether you are visiting, relocating, or just browsing, your experience in Idaho Falls will be like none other.

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Tautphaus Park Zoo

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Home to over 400 animals of over 100 different species, the Tautphaus Park Zoo is the perfect place to connect to your wild side. Watch the flock of African penguins, experience a wallaby mob on the move, discover the gibbons aerobatic abilities or surround yourself with the sights and sounds of South American birds in the walk through aviary. Stop by the Children’s Zoo and pat a donkey, feed a goat or just relax on a bench and enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds. A visit to the Tautphaus Park Zoo would not be complete without a soft drink, hamburger, or corn dog from our NEW Kookaburra Kafe. The Explorer’s Station gift shop offers a variety of items including T-shirts, plush animals and a selection of new environmentally friendly gift items that make a perfect souvenir of your visit. You can celebrate a birthday, take a fun and educational class or hold a family reunion or corporate picnic all right here at the zoo! For more information please visit our website at: www.idahofallszoo.org

Admissions Tautphaus Park Zoo Adults (13 & over) $6.00 plus tax Children (4-12 yrs.) $3.00 plus tax Children 3 & under FREE Seniors (62 & over) $4.50 plus tax

Open Daily P.O. Box 50220 • 2725 Carnival Way Mid April – Late May, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - last admission at 4:00 p.m. Idaho Falls, ID 83405 Memorial Day – Labor Day: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., last admission at 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Monday 5/28, 6/25,7/23,8/27 and 9/3 hours are 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., last admission at 7:00 p.m. Phone: (208) 612-8552 Labor Day to the first weekend of October, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - last admission at 4:00 pm. www.idahofallszoo.org For specific dates of operation, please see our website at www.idahofallszoo.org Island Park

Located near Henry’s Fork along U.S. Hwy. 20 between Harriman State Park and Henry’s Lake. The Island Park area is an ancient volcanic caldera with scenic mountain ranges forged by creeks and springs that drain into the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River and the Island Park Reservoir. The area is dominated by lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir forests, scattered stands of aspen trees and open meadows. Island Park is home to grizzly and black bear, elk, deer, moose, antelope, eagle, trumpeter swans, pelicans and many song birds. In fall, you may hunt, fish or hike. Fishing is fantastic, while hunters

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stalk wild game with bows, muzzle-loaders and rifles. Also, there is back country hiking and canoeing to enjoy. If you love adventure, Island Park is the place to come in the winter. Experience all the outdoor attractions high mountain country has to offer. Island Park’s high elevation means that there is plenty of snow from mid-November to mid-March. There are 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and many acres of open meadows to play in. Cross-country skiing is great with groomed trails in the Targhee Forest and Harriman State Park. In less than half an hour, you can be on the Rendezvous Trail System in West Yellowstone, the training ground for world class skiers and biathletes. Downhill skiing at Grand Targhee or Big Sky is not far away and there is plenty of fun to be had snowmobiling, skiing or snow-coach riding. The Island Park area has many area activities and attractions for the traveler such as the Johnny Sack Cabin, which is on the National Register of Historic Places located at Big Springs. The cabin has many unique features and is open to visitors during the summer. The Island Park Reservoir with five boat launch sites is popular for boating, fishing and water-skiing. The reservoir is situated above Box Canyon, which provides excellent fly-fishing opportunities and scenic float trips. For more information on the Island Park area, contact the Island Park Chamber of Commerce at (208) 558-7755.

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Irwin / Swan Valley

Located about 40 miles east of Idaho Falls on Hwy. 26. The towns of Swan Valley and Irwin and the unincorporated area of Palisades comprise the scenic communities that nestle along the banks of the South Fork of the Snake River, one of the premier dry-fly fisheries in North America. With the Big Hole Range to the north, the Caribou Mountains to the south and the Palisades Range to the east, splendid panoramas abound and year-round outdoor activities are a magnet for sportsmen and adventurers. This pristine valley is part of the Yellowstone ecosystem that is home to the largest elk and Rocky Mountain big horn sheep herds in the country. Numerous white tail and mule deer, moose, bear, mountain lions and some mountain goats also populate the region. Trumpeter swans, sand hill cranes, bald eagles, blue herons, osprey and many other species of birds also provide exciting viewing and photographing for ornithologists. Swan Valley truly is a valley for all seasons and opportunities to fly fish, float, water ski, camp, hunt, hike, trail ride, bird watch, snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe and just play in the great outdoors can appeal to the desires of any outdoor recreation enthusiast, regardless of age. Palisades Reservoir’s 64,000 acres of water surface additionally provides a scenic venue for sailing, boating, water skiing, jet skis, fishing for lake trout as well as ice fishing in the winter months. The changing of the colors of the Quaking Aspen and Maple trees in the fall brings a splendid array of colors to the valley and the surrounding palisades. Artists frequently are seen with brushes in hand and easels placed throughout the region as they capture the

breathtaking panoramas. Over 400 miles of groomed snowmobile trails along the Snake River Road provide access to the winter wonderland of the Swan Valley region. Also available are areas up Pine Creek Pass for those sledders who want to venture off-trail and thrill for extreme snowmobiling in the back country. Resort-style accommodations and a variety of restaurants, eateries and shops also are available year-round to meet the needs of tourists, trail riders and outdoor adventurers. For travelers who wish to venture beyond the valley to explore other nuggets in the region, Jackson Hole, home of the Grand Teton National Park and the world-famous Grand Teton Mountain Range, and adjoining Yellowstone National Park are a short drive away through majestic mountain passes.

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NEWDALE

A Small Town With A Big History - by Phil Neibaur Nestled spaciously between the Bitterroot, Lemhi, Lost River and Pioneer Mountains on the North and West, and the Teton Mountains on the East, is the little farming village of Newdale. Before the area was settled by the Mormon Pioneers, it was well used by the Indians and fur trappers as they traveled between the Snake River Valley on the West and the Teton River Valley on the East. One of the last of the fur trappers, Beaver Dick, and his Indian wife are buried just three miles north of Newdale. Newdale, as a town, actually came into existence late in the 1800’s when the Union Pacific Railroad put in a line connecting Ririe on the South, with St. Anthony on the North. Where the railroad crossed Highway 33 the town of Newdale sprang up. It was originally a thriving town with a chapel, school, bank, several stores, gas station and pool hall. But with the coming of oiled roads and great snow removal equipment, Newdale has become a bedroom community to the larger cities of Rexburg and St. Anthony. Newdale has a country setting with great shopping, entertainment and work opportunities only fifteen minutes away. Newdale – zip code 83436 – proud to be part of “Small Town America.”

Ririe

The quaint town of Ririe is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Eastern Idaho, nestled on the banks of South Fork of the Snake River. During the summer season, local area resorts feature golf, swimming, mini golf, dinner theatre, wagon rides, zip lines, horseback riding, campgrounds and ATV/UTV rentals. Heise Hot Springs, a historical hot springs, provides year-round swimming. In the Ririe/Heise area there are over 300 RV spaces and 25 cabins/rooms for rent. The Ririe area also boasts a reservoir, providing opportunities for boating, waterskiing and fishing. The reservoir contains six different species of fish. The South Fork of the Snake River is world-renown for fly-fishing. For those with an appetite for adventure, there are miles of trails for ATV/UTV’s or snowmobiles. Cress Creek Nature Trail is a scenic 1 1⁄4 mile hike suitable for all ages and abilities. Wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant throughout the area. In the winter, a local ski area has four chairlifts, and offers day and night skiing/snowboarding and another attraction offers traditional sleigh ride dinner shows. Ririe is centrally located 100 miles from West Yellowstone, 70 miles to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and 225 miles to Salt Lake City, Utah. Ririe is the perfect area for endless amounts of family fun!

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Located on State Highway 33 just off of U.S. Highway 20 northeast of Idaho Falls. From Island Park to Idaho Falls, from Teton Valley to Rexburg you will find an area called Yellowstone Teton Territory. This area is home to world-class fly-fishing, snowmobiling, a 41,000 acre sand dune, a drivethrough bear and wolf park, an antique wooden carousel constructed in 1926, the Teton Flood Museum, the 114 foot-high Mesa Falls, and the Idaho International Dance & Music Festival – just to provide a sampling. Each summer the last weekend in July thru the first weekend in August, Rexburg, Idaho turns into an international folk village. Up to 300 dancers from all continents share their cultures as locals open their homes and their hearts for the Idaho International Dance & Music Festival. You will experience dancing, singing and laughter filling the streets. Classes are taught by individual teams. The performances are first class and are filled with color, music and rhythm. On three different occasions the Festival has been chosen as one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association. Community celebrations, plays, concerts, golfing and bowling are all popular seasonal activities. For the outdoorsman, there’s plenty of hiking and fishing.

Rigby

Rigby is a great place to live, work, and play! Conveniently located between Rexburg and Idaho Falls, residents enjoy the small town life with additional employment and education opportunities offered by the adjacent cities. Residents and visitors both enjoy the charming recently updated downtown shopping area. Parks and recreation including City Library, Rigby Airport, Farnsworth TV and Pioneer Museum, Jefferson Hills Golf Course, Jefferson County Lake along with numerous community sponsored events including parades, car shows, rodeo events and cutter racing. Rigby enjoys a progressive School District with five elementary schools - three of which are new buildings; two middle schools - one of which is a new building; two high schools with a new high school under construction to be completed in 2013. The City is full service with public utilities, City police and fire protection; local full service medical, dental, and vision providers; full service retail grocery, clothing, craft and toys, hardware, furniture, tires, gas; and multiple restaurants. Together, the City of Rigby, the Rigby Chamber, the local businesses, and the citizens of Rigby make our little city a great place to live, work, and play!

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ST. ANTHONY

This gem of a community is surrounded by high country desert, lush farmland, and forested mountains, and the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River flows through the center of town. St. Anthony is a recreational, historical and scenic wonderland, populated by hard-working people with strong family values and faith in the future, and a business community ready and eager to serve. We welcome you to join our celebrations and community events. There is much to see and do in St. Anthony with swimming at the St. Anthony Sand Bar, walking or hiking on the Henry’s Fork Greenway. Visit the St. Anthony Sand Dunes, approximately five miles from downtown provides recreational opportunities for ATV and sand rail enthusiasts. This is a great place for families looking for a place to picnic and play in the sand, horseback riders, bikers, photographers and others on dunes that rise as high as 500 feet from the valley floor. Their public campground and two private resorts offer camping, picnicking and day-use areas. Egin Lakes at the BLM access are shallow ponds that provide a cool respite from the desert heat. For the fishermen drop a line into the Henry’s Fork in downtown St. Anthony or anywhere along the river. Great fishing is also available at Sand Creek Wildlife Management Area, Chester Dam, Jim’s Boat Dock or other fishing access maintained by Fremont County. St. Anthony has more than a dozen parks with playground equipment and covered picnic shelters. At the center of the community is the Clyde Keefer Memorial Park and Veteran Memorial Park with a bronze statue of a WWI infantryman known as a “Dough Boy”. St. Anthony is one of the stops along the Fort Henry Historic Byway. Easy day trips include: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Spencer Opal Mines, Mesa Falls, Johnny Sack cabin, Big Springs, Mount Sawtelle, Camas Meadows Battleground, Mount Borah, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Quake Lake, the birthplace of Sacajawea, Fort Henry (the first white settlement in Idaho), Teton Dam site and much more. If you like bird watching, this is the place for bald eagle, osprey, blue heron, pelican, cormorant, king fisher, swan, goose and duck, just to name a few. Many songbirds are native to the area and can be seen during seasonal migrations. For more information contact the Greater St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce at (208) 624-4870 or visit their website www.stanthonychamber.com

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Teton Valley

When you first view Teton Valley, you know that you have arrived at a special place, a place where there are activities and recreation opportunities for everyone of all ages, in all seasons. A place where our motto, Once Experienced, Never Forgotten, rings true. One of the highlights of the summer is the Teton Valley Summer Festival and Hot Air Balloon Rally over 4th of July. This multi-day event features a wide variety of hot air balloons, an Arts & Craft Fair, Parade in Victor, music in Driggs City Park and a dazzling Fireworks display in Driggs. Join the entire valley in this Independence Day Celebration! For more information please phone us: (208) 354-2500 or visit our website at www.tetonvalleychamber.com

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Heading over Teton Pass as you leave the hustle and bustle of Jackson, Wyoming attractions, the City of Victor is a traveler’s introduction to the quiet serenity and beautifully scenic and historic Teton Valley, Idaho area. Nestled in amongst the forest and mountain ranges and boasting a population of over 1,800 residents and growing, people are finding that once they visit this charming community, they keep finding reasons to come back and eventually put down roots for themselves and their families. Established as a township in the late 1800’s, Victor is named for Claud Victor, a postman who devotedly walked the route between Jackson Hole and the south end of Teton Valley. Victor’s history would not be complete without mentioning the ties to the Oregon Short Line Railroad and Union Pacific and its service that linked the city with the rest of the county and state. Rail kept Victor fortified with supplies and provided the opportunity for visits from loved ones; Victor’s stockyards shipped cattle to other areas. Though no longer served by rail, a future commercial development is


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Area Chambers of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureaus Ashton Area Chamber • (208) 652-3355 • .www.ashtonidaho.com Grand Targhee Resort • (800) 827-4433 or (307) 353-2300 • www.grandtarghee.com Greater Idaho Falls Chamber & Visitor Center •.(208) 523-1010 or (866) 365-6943 • www.idahofallschamber.com Greater St. Anthony Chamber & Visitor Center.• (208) 624-4870 • www.stanthonychamber.com Idaho Falls Temple Visitor’s Center • (208) 523-4504 Island Park Chamber • (208) 558-7755 • .www.islandparkchamber.org Jackson, WY Chamber • (307) 733-3316 • .www.jacksonholechamber.com Rexburg Area Chamber • (208) 356-5700 or Toll Free.( 888) INFO 880 • www.rexcc.com Rigby Chamber • (208) 745-8111 • www.rigbychamber.com Ririe Community Chamber • www.ririechamber.com Swan Valley Business Assoc. • (208) 483-2305 or Toll Free (800) 277-9041 • www.visitswanvalleyidaho.com Teton Valley Chamber • (208) 354-2500 • .www.tetonvalleychamber.com Yellowstone/Teton Territory • (800) 634-3246 • or (in Idaho) (208) 356-5700 • www.yellowstoneteton.org

Points of Interest EBR-1, on December 20, 1951 Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1 (EBR-1) was the first reactor to generate usable amounts of electricity. Since that day nuclear power plants have become significant contributors to the world’s electrical power supplies. The EBR-1 historic landmark is open free to the public from Memorial Day through Labor Day seven days a week 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone (208) 526-0050. Ashton CAVE FALLS / BECHLER MEADOWS. The southwestern corner of Yellowstone can only be accessed through Idaho, via east of Ashton. The scenic, 28 mile drive leads to Cave Falls on the Fall River. HARRIMAN STATE PARK, known as the “Railroad Ranch,” the Park and surrounding Targhee National Forest comprise a 16,000 acre wildlife refuge. Located 18 miles north of Ashton, fishing allowed, tours offered. Phone (208) 558-7368. HENRY’S LAKE: A shallow lake known for producing big trout catches. Henry’s Lake is surrounded by lush meadowland and towering Sawtooth Mountains. Located 60 miles northeast of Rexburg. Phone (208) 558-7532, winter or in the summer (208) 558-7368. MESA FALLS SCENIC BYWAY: Hwy. 47 east of Ashton has been designated a scenic route. The highlights are Upper and Lower Mesa Falls, where the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River plunges through a deep rocky canyon over 114 foot and 65 foot drops. Excellent viewing area from the Upper Falls. Grand Targhee Ski Resort

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Idaho Falls Art Museum of Eastern Idaho . Phone (208) 524-7777. Bonneville County Museum Idaho Falls City Parks Idaho Falls Parks & Greenbelt. Phone (208) 612-8480 Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Museum of Idaho. Phone (208) 522-1400 Snake River Landing Roundabout and Fountain Tautphaus Park Zoo. 2735 Carnival Way. Phone (208) 612-8552. Web site: www.idahofallszoo.org Rexburg BIG SPRINGS is where the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River rises to the surface. The springs are full of trout…but for looking only. Located about 65 miles north of Rexburg (5 miles east of Mack’s Inn.)

Legacy Flight Museum. 400 Airport Rd. Phone (208) 359-5905. MOUNT SAWTELLE. On Highway 20 N.W. of Island Park Village Resort. The top at 9,902 feet is accessible by car in the summer, affording a spectacular view of three states and Yellowstone National Park. Wildflowers are abundant on Sawtelle. Porter Park/Carousel REXBURG NATURE PARK is a 15 acre park located near the fairgrounds on the west side of Rexburg. The park was created to provide an area for joggers and cyclists to exercise. Fishing ponds are available for everyone. The park also includes a state-of-the-art skateboard park. One pond has been designated for children under 12 years of age, with special attention to the needs of handicapped individuals. TETON FLOOD MUSEUM. Displays, pictures & video of the 1976 flood. Phone (208) 359-3063. Rigby FARNSWORTH TV AND PIONEER MUSEUM. Phone (208) 745-8423. Jefferson County Lake and Recreation Area – Camping, Picnic, Swimming, Walk / Bike path Jefferson Hills Golf Course Riot Zone Family Fun Park Veterans Memorial Ririe Heise Hot Springs. 5116 East Heise Road. Phone (208) 538-7312. St. Anthony CLYDE KEEFER MEMORIAL PARK/VETERAN MEMORIAL PARK. Surrounded by the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, Clyde Keefer Park offers a large picnic shelter, children’s playground, and access to fishing and to the Veteran Memorial Park, home to a bronze statue of a WWI dough boy (infantry soldier) and other memorials to the country’s service men and women. HENRY’S FORK GREENWAY, features two different trails along the north and south sides of the river. Trail 1 winds nearly two miles along the river from the Riverview Cemetery west of town (west from the town’s only stoplight for 2 miles). Trail 1 starts from the northwest corner of the U.S. 20 interchange and goes 1.5 miles along the river. Both trails are paved and non-motorized.

IDAHO CENTENNIAL CAROUSEL: The Idaho Centennial Carousel is Idaho’s only antique wooden carousel. It is one of 170 antique wooden carousels still existing in the U.S. and it is located in Rexburg. Phone (208) 359-3020.

ST. ANTHONY SAND DUNES, 5 miles northwest of St. Anthony and 15 miles north of Rexburg, are more than 8 miles wide and 35 miles long, with rolling sandhills ranging from 200 to 500 feet above the valley floor. The dunes are popular with dune buggy and motorbike enthusiasts, with trails available for horseback riding and hiking. The dunes are winter habitat for the largest herd of moose in North America, and for elk and deer.

ISLAND PARK RESERVOIR. This lake, formed from the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, is home of the infamous Island Park Rodeo, July 4th. It’s a beautiful lake surrounded by lodgepole pines, with fantastic fishing, located 60 miles north of Rexburg.

SKATERS HAVEN is a state-of-the-art skateboard park with features for the beginner to the more advanced and adventurous. The park is part of the Westside Ball Park which offers softball, youth baseball, and soccer fields, and picnic areas for the public.

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For a Full List of Events and Event Details, Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus. NOVEMBER Driggs – Ski Swap DUBOIS Search & Rescue Wild Game Community Dinner & Fundraiser EAGLE ROCK Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Show IDAHO FALLS – Christmas Bazaar Downtown Lighting Ceremony Festival of Trees Ski Club Ski Swap & Fest Skyline Craft Show Unique Boutique Craft Fair ISLAND PARK – Wild Game Feed REXBURG – Community Tree Lighting Christmas in the Night Time Sky Craft Fair Veteran’s Ceremony RIGBY – Cutter Races (Nov.-Mar.) Ririe Food Drive/Sleigh Ride Mountain River Ranch’s Lights On Teton Valley – Ski Swap DECEMBER Ashton – Spirit of Christmas DUBOIS – Holiday Home Lighting Contest Santa For Kids Eagle Rock – Holiday Fine Art Fair IDAHO FALLS – Annual Enchanted Christmas Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony Handbell Choir Concert ISLAND PARK – Celebration Of Lights Rexburg – Handel’s “Messiah” Performance Santa’s Workshop RIGBY – Cutter Races (Nov.-Mar.) Lighting Parade & Santa’s Appearance Rigby Chamber Lighted Parade with Santa – Midnight Madness Shopping Ririe Mountain River Ranch’s Sleigh Ride Dinner Shows ST. ANTHONY – Community Christmas Celebration VICTOR – Christmas Program Teton Valley Grand Targhee Christmas Torchlight Parade Grand Targhee New Year Torchlight Parade JANUARY ASHTON – Rocky Mtn. Cross-Country Snowmobile Races HARRIMAN Harriman State Park Cross-Country Ski Races IDAHO FALLS – Gun Show ISLAND PARK – Snowmobile Races REXBURG – Snow Fest Snowmobile Winter Fest Scoot & Shoot Winterfest RIGBY – Cutter Races (Nov.-Mar.) Ririe Mountain River Ranch’s Sleigh Ride Dinner Shows TETON VALLEY – Teton Ridge Classic Ski Race FEBRUARY ASHTON – American Dog Derby Annual Snow Sculpture Contest Annual Winter Carnival Grand Targhee Resort Evan Floyd Memorial Race Days Area 7 Special Olympics HENRY’S LAKE FLATS Island Park Snodeo IDAHO FALLS – Banff-Mountain Film Festival Bank of Idaho State Art Show Idaho Falls Symphony Concert Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance ISLAND PARK – Old Lady’s Snowmobile Race Old Man’s Snowmobile Event

RIGBY – Cutter Races (Nov.-Mar.) Swan Valley Sno Roamers Poker Run - headquarters Teton Valley – Annual Spud Chase Teton Valley Sno-Cross VICTOR – Annual Crab Feast and Decadent Dessert Auction Fall in Love with the Arts MARCH GRAND TARGHEE Anheuser-Busch Spring Snow Games Saturdaze in the Park – Jib Fest Saturdaze in the Park – Big Air Skate Ski Clinic Cross-Country Ski Clinic IDAHO FALLS – Bonneville Junior Miss Pageant Civitan Gun and Knife Show Southeastern Idaho Coin and Card Show Rexburg – BYU-Idaho Spring Bridal Show Farmer Merchant Community Banquet RIGBY – Cutter Races (Nov.-Mar.) Rigby Chamber Farmer/Merchant Banquet (14) Teton Valley Grand Targhee Sasquatch Snowshoe Race Targhee Tee-Off Competitions APRIL DUBOIS – Annual Dubois Grouse Days Eagle Rock – Art Guild Spring Art Show IDAHO FALLS – Area Business Connection Earth Day Celebration Eastern Idaho Wine Festival Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo & Banquet Gem & Mineral Show Idaho Kiwanis Teen Film Festival Idaho Falls Symphony Concert Spring Home & Outdoor Show REXBURG – Farmer’s Market (Friday) RIGBY – HEART & SOLE of Rigby 5k/10k ST. ANTHONY – Cowboy Poetry Contest Teton Valley – Annual Cardboard Box Derby Grand Targhee Snowshoe Series MAY ASHTON – Progressive Dinner DUBOIS – Kids Free Fishing Day IDAHO FALLS – Annual Snake River Fiber Fair Annual Truman Banquet Kiwanis Good Samaritan Fun Run Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon Migratory Bird Day Sheep to Shawl REXBURG – Farmer’s Market (Friday) RiGby – Dutch Tulip Festival & Flea Market Health Fair Ririe Mountain River Ranch’s American Hero Celebration ST. ANTHONY Annual Free Fisherman’s Breakfast Teton Valley – Annual Fisherman’s Dinner JUNE ALL OVER IDAHO – Free Fishing Day DUBOIS – Clark County Roundup Rodeo IDAHO FALLS – Alive After Five Dr. Doolittle Day at the Zoo EIRMC Summer River Free Concerts Garden Tour Horse Racing at Sandy Downs Motorcycle Run for Charity Mountain Brewers Beer Fest National Trails Day Scenic River Classic 5k/10k Race Skandinavian Midsommar Celebration Taste of Idaho Teddy Bear Day at the Zoo

Teton Dam Marathon To Bone & Back Relay ISLAND PARK – Henry’s Fork Day Kids Fishing Day MTN. RIVER RANCH Top Of The Rockies Outdoor Expo Rexburg – Chamber Annual Golf Scramble Farmer’s Market (Friday) Great Spud Race Teton Dam Marathon RIGBY – Cowboy, Music, Art & Poetry Festival Jefferson County Stampede Days Parade & Rodeo Event Motorcycle Run/Pig Roast Stampede Days Team Josey – Barrel Racing & Horsemanship Clinic Ririe Mountain River Ranch’s Wagon Ride Dinner Shows ST. ANTHONY – St.Anthony Alive SUGAR CITY – Fun Race Swan Valley – Fall Creek Fun Enduro Motorcycle Race Teton Valley – Old Time Fiddlers Contest JULY ASHTON – 4th Of July Celebration & Fireworks Pioneer Country Fair Pioneer Days Celebration DRIGGS – Fiddler’s Contest Hot Air Balloon Rally Summer Festival Spud Fest DUBOIS – 4th of July Hometown Parade EAGLE ROCK Eagle Rock Art Guild Annual Art Show Grand Targhee Resort Annual WYdaho Mountain Bike Race Grand Targhee Cross Country Mountain Bike Race Heise – Unity Fest- 7 N Ranch IDAHO FALLS – Alive After Five Annual FireKracker 5K Fun Walk/Run Annual Golf Scramble Annual Sidewalk Art Show Battle of the Bulls Edge Wireless Liberty Festival on the Falls Eastern Idaho Christian Rodeo School EIRMC Summer River Free Concerts Freedom Celebration - Fireworks Horse Racing at Sandy Downs Independence Day Parade Liberty Festival on the Falls Museum of Idaho National - Traveling Exhibit Iona – Iona Days & 5/10K Fun Run Irwin – Swan Valley Stampede Rodeo ISLAND PARK Annual Scenic Tour Of The Lost Gold Trail All American Sawtelle Stampede Fun Run Henry’s Lake Day Island Park Days 5/10K Fun Run Lakeside Lodge 4th of July Celebration MENAN – 4th of July Celebrations REXBURG – Concerts in Smith Park Farmer’s Market (Friday) Idaho International Dance & Music Festival Opening Ceremonies Relay for Life Youth Culture Day Whoopee Days Parade Rigby Freedom Celebration & Fireworks – Jefferson County Lake Rigby Chamber Car Show Ririe Mountain River Ranch’s Wagon

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Ride Dinner Shows Ririe Days & 5/10K Fun Runs Wednesday’s Music In The Park ST. ANTHONY – Pioneer Days St.Anthony Alive Swan Vally Fall Creek Fun Enduro Motorcycle Race TETON VALLEY Full Moon Float Hot Air Balloon Rally Summer Festival Teton Valley Marketplace Targhee Hill Climb Targhee Fest WYDAHO Mountain Bike Race AUGUST ASHTON – Fall Festival Mesa Falls Marathon DRIGGS John Colter Half-Marathon SpudFest Family Film & Music Festival DUBOIS Eric Hoggan Annual Benefit Rodeo GRAND TARGHEE Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival 24 Hours Mountain Bike Race IDAHO FALLS – Alive After Five Annual Republican Barbeque Annual Scramble for Commerce Golf Tournament Bonneville County 4-H Fair Car Show-River Park Festival EIRMC Summer River Free Concerts Horse Racing at Sandy Downs” Miss Idaho Falls Pageant Mud Volleyball Snake River Duck Race & River Park Festival Snake River Roaring Youth Jam Southeast Idaho Annual Belly Dance Festival

ISLAND PARK – Antique Festival Buffalo Run Campground Island Park Stampede Pond’s Lodge Antique Festival Wild Horse Stampede Pocatello – Bannock County Bluegrass Festival REXBURG – Concerts in Smith Park Farmer’s Market (Friday) Idaho International Dance & Music Festival Madison County Fair Rush Triathlon Upper Valley Link Golf Scramble RIGBY – Early Iron Car Show Jefferson County Fair Ririe Mountain River Ranch’s Wagon Ride Dinner Shows Wednesday’s Music In The Park Swan Valley Blue Grass Festival & Art in the Park ST. ANTHONY– Demolition Derby Fremont County Fair (2nd week) St.Anthony Alive SummerFest (4th Thurs.) Teton Valley – Big Hole Challenge Bluegrass Festival Full Moon Float Mountain Bike Duathlon Teton County Fair SEPTEMBER DUBOIS – Eric Hoggan Annual Benefit Rodeo IDAHO FALLS CommUNITYfest (Heritage Festival) Demolition Derby Doll & Bear Show Eastern ID Home Builders Parade of Homes

Elks Gun Show Grandpa’s Pumpkin Patch and Maize U-Pick Pumpkin Patch Irwin – Bear Hug Art Show Pocatello – Sagebrush Art Fest REXBURG – Farmer’s Market (Friday) Spud Race Rexburg Unplugged  Tour de Rexburg Rigby – The Riot Zone Corn Maze Ririe Mountain River Ranch’s Wagon Ride Dinner Shows Spencer Opal Mines Public Digging St. Anthony Demolition Derby Stanford Field Fly-In (2nd Sat.) TETON VALLEY 24 Hours of Grand Targhee Mountain Bike Race Grand Teton Marathon Rotary Teton Hill Climb OCTOBER ASHTON Ashton Harvest Dinner HArriman State Haunts of Harriman Halloween Festival IDAHO FALLS Boo At The Zoo Chairman’s Inaugural Ball Harvest Fest High Country Antique Show & Sale Miss Bonneville Pageant Rail Show REXBURG Farmer’s Market (Friday) Rigby The Riot Zone Haunted House

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Beaver Dick Park (photo courtesy Rexburg Chamber of Commerce)

Harriman Located 18 miles N. of Ashton, 33 miles S.E. of West Yellowstone. The world famous fly-fishing stream, Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, winds through the meadows at Harriman. Located in the center of a 16,000 acre wildlife refuge, the park is known for its resident

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Henry’s Lake Located 17 miles southwest of West Yellowstone. Henry’s Lake lies in a high mountain bowl (6,470 feet) along the Continental Divide near Yellowstone National Park. The fishing is almost too good to be true. Phone (208) 558-7532, winter or in the summer (208) 558-7368.


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Salmon River near Challis (photo courtesy Challis Area Chamber of Commerce)

Challis

Challis, Idaho, nestled in the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states offers endless opportunities for fun, recreation and adventure. Kick off your summer with the Challis Mountain Lilac Festival. The festival starts in May continues through the month of June, and includes several spectacular events; such as the Challis Arts Fest, MadDog Gallery exhibits outdoor concerts, golf and bowling tournaments, The Round Valley Horse Show & Kenney Madsen Memorial Roping and the Classy Chassis Show & Shine Car Show. There is something for everyone. High summer means shooting the heart stopping rapids on the River of No Return and hiking, biking or OHV’ing on mountain trails in the surrounding high desert & forest. If your idea of high adventure involves a round of golf and a cold beverage, you are in luck. You can enjoy both at the mile high Challis Municipal Golf Course with site of the spectacular russet and buff colored slopes of the Lost River Range.

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You can immerse yourself in the rich mining history of the area by visiting the Yankee Fork Interpretive Center, the North Custer Museum. Stretch your legs with the walking guide to Historic Challis. Then relive history by exploring the Custer Motorway, the old mule train supply route and visit the old ghost towns of Custer and Bonanza. Chilly nights and cool mornings signal the coming of fall in the mountains of Central Idaho and Challis offers visitors both adventure and tranquility. Book a trip with one of the local outfitters to hunt or fish. Or simply relax and unwind by taking a soak in the natural hot springs and admire the beauty that surrounds you. As fall fades into winter, pack up your snowshoes and skis, or hop on your snowmobile and enjoy pristine winter landscape. Bald eagles perched in the cottonwoods along the Salmon River are a sure sign of spring. It is the best opportunity to catch the steelhead swimming upriver. Enter your catch in the annual derby. Dine and Dance the night away at the Steelheaders’ Ball. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, settle in at one of the many lodging accommodations available in our area. Challis hosts motels, unique bed & breakfast and inns, campgrounds and RV parks. Relax and dine at a local restaurant and meander up Main Street to browse through gift shops and the MadDog Gallery to find that special memento to remember your special time spent in the Wild West. Make yourself at home in Challis. We invite you to make our town your vacation destination. Enjoy small town hospitality and make new friends in the heart of Idaho. For more information, visit our website: www. challischamber.com Or call us at (208) 879-2771. VISIT SCENIC IDAHO!

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Clayton

Clayton, Idaho is a historic mining town, once owned by Henry Ford, that still remains today. Although not much business remains there today, with a town of 26 people, it has an outstanding museum. A group of about 10 local citizens got together with the desire to preserve, protect, promote, and interpret the local history. They organized the Clayton Area Historical Association, purchased the abandoned old Mercantile building, built in 1880, added it to the National Register of Historic Places, and began restoration for a museum. They have limited funds and use donations, memberships, and grants to achieve their goals and a great amount of personal labor. It continues to expand with love! History In 1880 J. E. Clayton, who was a mining engineer from Atlanta, Idaho, chose this location for the mining smelter. Financial backing came from the Idaho Mining and Smelter Company of Omaha, and production began that year. Ore from Bayhorse and the 35 claims along Kinnikinic Creek were processed here. Some of these claims produced ore that contained 700 ounces to the ton. The ore was produced during the winter months because 2,000 degrees was required to process it. Ore from Poverty Flat and Germania was also processed here. The Clayton Silver Mine was southern Idaho’s leading producer of silver. Despite a 1983 earthquake which opened an underground river that flooded the mine, production continued. Declining silver prices brought an end to this mine. With the completion of the smelter and company store, the town grew. The area’s mines brought people from Italy, England, Chi-

na and other parts of the world to Clayton. The town had its own brewery. Ice was cut from the smelter hole and stored in the ice house to provide cold beer during the summer months. The horse economy of the day required blacksmiths, mule packers, freighters, wheel makers, and ranchers to support it. Miners required food for themselves and their animals. Ranchers provided those essential needs. Housing, hotels, & cafes were a necessary component of mining, so saw mills and the timber industry sprung up to meet their building needs. The Idaho Mining and Smelter Company sold its interests in the area’s production to the Ford Motor Company in 1926. The Ford Company was also mining the lead which is found along with silver, for its car batteries. The Ford Company consolidated mining claims in the area and continued operations here until 1946 when it sold its claims to the Clayton Silver Mine.

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Fairfield

Fairfield is located at the base of the pristine Soldier Mountain Range. Prior to the settlement of Camas County, the Bannock Indians used the Prairie as their summer camping area. Here they gathered the Camas and Yampus roots and hunted wild game. Historically, the town of Soldier, located two miles north of Fairfield was a bustling center of commerce, culture and social activity. The arrival of the Oregon Short Line Railroad in 1911 brought the decline of Soldier. Some of the buildings were moved and the city of Fairfield began to grow. Several historic buildings still remain standing from the 1882 era that boomed with sheepherders, cattlemen, ranchers, miners and local town folk. Today, Fairfield attracts recreation enthusiasts to golf, ski, snowmobile and enjoy the forest trails by horseback, hiking, biking, camping and off-road travel. Fairfield is only a few minutes from Mormon Reservoir and Magic Reservoir, both excellent locations to boat and fish. The Centennial Marsh Wildlife Refuge is home to numerous birds species and is a popular attraction to bird-watchers. In mid to late spring, the marsh and many other parts of the Prairie become a bluish purple sea of Camas Lilies. Remember, the first weekend of August is the annual Camas County 4-H Fair. Year-round, Fairfield, Idaho, has something to offer. Visit the Caboose for more interesting information about Camas County.

Camas County

Chamber Of Commerce P.O. Box 288 Fairfield, ID 83327

(208) 764-2222

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(photo courtesy of Shelly Marolf, Fairfield / Camas County)

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The Lost River Valleys

Covering Arco, Mackay, Howe, Moore, Darlington and Leslie. Visiting the Lost River Valleys is an educational and entertaining journey. Lost Rivers history started with the Shoshone Indians who traveled the lava beds of what is now Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, and the Lost River Valley as part of their annual migration through south-central Idaho. Pictographs on rock walls in Darlington and Antelope Valley mark their passing. In 1949, the Atomic Energy Commission located a major complex now called the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the desert east of Arco. Research eventually lead to the use of nuclear fission, and the production of electricity. Nuclear generated electricity was transmitted through power lines to the city of Arco on July 17, 1955, making Arco the first city in the world to be lit with atomic power for one hour. In commemoration of this event Atomic Days Celebration is held in July. EBR-1 the reactor that produced the electric current, is now a National Historical Site that documents early nuclear research. By 1951, buses began transporting local workers to and from the INL. To this day, INL workers living in the area are a stabilizing factor in the Lost River Valleys economy. From the lava fields of Craters of the Moon to Idaho’s tallest peak – Mt. Borah – the Lost River Valleys holds a romantic, rustic western appeal for those looking to sit back and relax or play long and hard. Spanning Butte and South Custer counties, the Lost Rivers area consists of the Big Lost River Valley, home to the communities of Arco, Moore, Darlington, Leslie & Mackay; and the Little Lost River Valley, home to the agricultural community of Howe. The Lost River Valleys - a place where the clock seems to slow and spectacular vistas and beautiful scenery take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. So work up an appetite wherever your interests may take you and dine at hometown eateries with various renditions of local fare. Shop the businesses and galleries run by good hearted souls. Visit the areas historical, scientific and patriotic exhibits created by artisans and crafters from the valley bringing our rich history and bright future together. Then, at the end of an amazing day, choose one of the quiet, clean motels conveniently located within our communities. Visitors to the area can experience all that the Lost River Valleys have to offer. ATV riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing, snowmobiling, soaring sports, trails and water sports. Whether you prefer the comforts of a motel room, RV or roughing it, there are accommodations to suit you here in the valleys. The Lost River Valleys are the gateway to the Craters of the Moon National Monument, Mt. Borah and Mackay’s Mine Hill. The Lost River Valley is made of several small communities. Arco, the largest, is located at the head to the Big Lost River Valley. Arco was the first city in the world to be lit by atomic power and has

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also been known as the “Gateway to the Craters of the Moon National Monument.” The anniversary of this historic event is observed annually in Arco. Arco has several motels and restaurants for the tourist. Arco is the site of several modern RV parks for visitors and other overnight camping facilities are also available. In addition to these facilities, the Craters of the Moon National Monument has camping facilities in the surrounding mountain areas and contain several Forest Service operated campgrounds. The mountain areas also provide numerous opportunities for “primitive” camping in beautiful areas along lakes and streams of the high country. An easy day’s drive will take visitors to the Craters of the Moon National Monument, the only place on the North American Continent where you can see a “Great Rift.” This is where the astronauts trained before making the trip to the moon. Be sure to visit the Craters in the spring when the wildflowers are in full bloom, or summer time when the landscape is black and rugged. Another great time to visit the Craters is during the winter when the bulk of the monument is closed to all but cross-country skiers, snowshoers and winter hikers. What a great time to see the Craters in black and white. Moore is located just seven miles north of Arco and is the home of King Mt. Launch Site, which hosts regional, national and international hang gliding and paragliding competitions. This site has drawn competitors from all around the world as well as local enthusiasts. Be sure to check out the skies as you pass Moore and see how many hang gliders and paragliders you can see. Howe is located 40 miles northeast of Arco and is at the head of the Little Lost River Valley. Howe may be small, but it has restaurants, mini-marts and a RV Park. Both the Big and Little Lost Rivers enter into the sinks just east of Howe. This is one of the few areas you can see a river disappear into

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Butte Pond, Howe. From the very south end of the Lemhi Range across the Big Lost River valley to the south end of the Lost River Range (photo courtesy Matt Lavin)

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Salmon

Mount Borah (photo courtesy Nate Wheeler) the desert. Mackay, located on Hwy. 93, is ninety two miles northwest of Idaho Falls and just “over the hill” from Sun Valley. It is nestled in the Lost River Valley surrounded by some of the most breathtaking mountains in Idaho. Mackay has been called a recreational paradise since it has some of the best hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and hiking in Idaho. Whether you want to be active or just relax, Mackay is the place where you’ll find small town friendliness. Nicknamed “The Top Of Idaho,” Mackay is one of the highest in elevation incorporated cities in Idaho. Idaho’s highest peak, Mt. Borah at 12,662 ft., is located 25 miles north of Mackay. At the base of Mt. Borah is the famous earthquake rift from the 1983 quake which registered 7.3 on the Richter scale. Mackay’s history is centered around a rich mining influence. Geologists come from all over to study the geological sites Mackay has to offer. Mackay offers a variety of shops, restaurants, motels, RV parks, businesses and recreational opportunities. Whatever you enjoy doing… boating, water-skiing, jet skiing and sailing are all found at Mackay Reservoir. Other activities to enjoy in the area are…fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting and mountain climbing. Golfing is available at the River Park Golf Course in Mackay. It is a quaint 9-hole course. Other activities held in the area are the hang gliding and paragliding World Point Finals Championships and the National Paragliding Championships. There are rodeos for all ages from horses to motorcycles and Idaho’s Wildest Rodeo. Snowmobile or camp in beautiful Copper Basin, Trail Creek, Antelope Road and Pass Creek area. Swimming is allowed at Mackay Reservoir and Big Lost River. Be sure to visit the South Custer Historical Society’s Lost River Museum on your visit here. For more information contact the Lost Rivers Economic Development at (208) 527-5900 ext. 11 (Arco Office) and (208) 588-2693 (Mackay Office). Phone the Butte County Chamber of Commerce at (208) 527-3060, ext. 10, or the Mackay Chamber of Commerce at (208) 588-2694.

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The last of the unique frontier towns, Salmon offers the traveler “back home” friendliness where visitors and town people alike are greeted with smiles and treated with respect and trust. Along with these great attributes, and very much appreciated by many, are the quality modern conveniences you normally only find in big cities. Salmon provides top rate accommodations whether you’re the rough-it type and enjoy camping out, or the pampering yourself type with a variety of top rated RV parks, bed and breakfasts or motels. Combine this with delicious eating establishments, specialty shops, golf course, park and many other conveniences and you’re sure to be satisfied. But wait! There’s more, a lot more! The Salmon Valley presents some of the most beautiful, scenic and majestic country Idaho has to offer. It’s an untouched treasure rich in history, natural resources and recreational pursuits. The showcase of this valley is the mighty Salmon River. It’s the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. Salmon has the unique distinction as the “White Water Capital of the World”. For the best possible perception of this awesome place, Salmon outfitters specialize in outdoor adventures. Whether it’s on the river, rafting or fishing, or in the mountains and valleys exploring and retracing the steps of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition, little has changed since they were here. Make the trip by raft, horseback, backpacking, hiking or driving, the choice is yours. On your own or with the guidance of an experienced outfitter, come and see for yourself and experience what some people only dream of. Salmon is a place where you can relax and be worry free. For more information, please contact the Salmon Valley Chamber of Commerce at (208) 756-2100, (800) 727-2540 toll free or visit their website at: www.salmonchamber.com

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Mountain Village Resort

Located at the junction of Highways 21 and 75. Once again, SnoWest Magazine has rated Stanley, Idaho among the top places to snowmobile in the Northwestern United States. There is arguably no better backdrop than the majestic Sawtooth Mountains surrounding Stanley to snowmobile, snowshoeing or cross-country ski. Whatever the reason that brings you to Stanley, excellent snow conditions, the breathtaking scenery, outstanding fishing, hunting, camping or hiking, the experience of western hospitality at Mountain Village Resort will bring you back. You can travel down river to the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River and visit the historic mining town of Custer and the famous dredge, take a white water rafting trip on the upper Salmon River, or travel to Challis and visit the Land of the Yankee Fork Interpretive Center. Mountain Village Resort in Stanley is located in Central Idaho at the junction of State Highways 21 and 75. Located at the pivot of three scenic byways a short 60 miles from Sun Valley, 140 miles from Twin Falls, 60 miles from Challis and 130 miles from Boise, it is a beautiful drive from any direction. At Mountain Village Resort, we have 61 rooms, a restaurant, a mercantile store with a State Liquor Store outlet, a convenience store and 24 hour pay at the pump (with a credit card) station, and our very own “Natural Hot Springs” for the convenience of our guests. For reservations, phone (800) 843-5475.

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(800) 843-5475 River of No Return

After floating with the legendary boatman Captain “Cap” Harry Guleke, the Main Salmon River was coined the “River of No Return” in 1904 by a seasoned newspaper reporter named Robert G. Bailey. Bailey floated the Main Salmon in a 30-foot flat-bottomed, wooden boat known as a scow; a two-man craft controlled by front and back sweeps. Bailey described his adventure as a “trip down this river of no return as a hair-raiser.” He further explained the Salmon River as a “river of no return” due to the complete inability to negotiate boats upstream, therefore the boats (scows) never returned to Salmon, Idaho where they departed on wild wilderness journeys and the scows had to be sold for lumber at the end of their journey in Riggins, Idaho. The lumber from these wooden boats brought nearly $5.00 for the captain and crew, which helped pay for their stage ride back to the other side of the state, where they began building another scow for the coming spring. Few had successfully floated the Main Salmon, but Captain Guleke was known for his skill and daring approach to navigating the dangerous rapids and negotiating the narrow nearly impenetrable Salmon River gorge. (Courtesy of Idaho Adventures) Stanley and Sawtooths (photo courtesy Heather Hugues)

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Stanley

Located 60 miles N.W. of Sun Valley at the junction of State Hwy. 21 and 75. Just over the Galena Summit, you’ll find the small community of Stanley, the spirit of the Wild West, in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Stanley is the only location in America where three National Forest Scenic Byways converge. These are the Sawtooth, the Ponderosa Pine and Salmon River Byways. Stanley and the Sawtooth Valley provide a myriad of recreational opportunities. In the splendor of the Sawtooth Mountains, Stanley is a playground for all seasons. There is much to see and do no matter what time of year you visit. See it with fishing, biking, rafting, hiking, climbing, skiing or sledding. Feel it while soaking in a natural hotspring, visiting a ghost town or museum, taking a nature walk or reading a book by the lake. You can even watch the Chinook salmon return home after swimming 900 miles to their birthplace beneath the peaks. You can also photograph wildlife in the meadows full of flowers. Whatever your mode of transportation, foot, skis, horseback, snowmobile, kayak or car you won’t want to miss it!

When the aspen leaves turn to red and gold in the fall, visitors can take advantage of reduced lodging rates, uncrowded trails in the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains. You can have a quieter and more leisurely vacation with crisp mornings and golden afternoons. Autumn is ideal for hiking, climbing, photography, fishing, hunting, boating, scenic air tours or simply enjoying the colors. Air Taxi Services offer breathtaking scenic flights through the majestic Sawtooth, White Cloud, Pioneer and Boulder Mountain Ranges. Bring your camera and lots of film, you never know what you may see! Winter brings a carpet of white powder and incredible blue skies. The Sawtooth Valley offers snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hut skiing, snowshoeing and ski mountaineering, wildlife viewing, sightseeing and photography. It is a winter wonderland that a visitor won’t want to miss. Stanley is blessed in the spring with the return of the famous Salmon River steelhead, ocean-going rainbow trout, which many call the region’s premier game fish. These spectacular fish return to local streams after spending about two years in the Pacific Ocean, growing to over two feet long. Just seeing these magnificent fish is unforgettable,

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lucky fishermen see them close at hand. In late spring the valley is carpeted with wildflowers of all colors. Visitors will be able to see elk herds in the open meadows throughout the valley. In May and June, rafters and kayakers take advantage of riding the white water rapids of the Main and Middle Forks of the Salmon River. Equipment rental is available locally and expert guides and outfitters are also available. Summer is Stanley’s busiest season. This awesome mountain paradise provides unsurpassed experiences in outdoor recreation of all kinds. Stanley has it all: fishing, rafting, floating, kayaking, biking, swimming, water-skiing, sailboarding, hiking, climbing, horseback riding, scenic flights, trails for ATVS, ghost towns and museums. Stanley is nothing less than a postcard-perfect scene. For more information, please contact the Stanley/Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce toll free at (800) 878-7950.

Hailey

Located on U.S. Hwy. 75, South of Sun Valley. Hailey is host to tens of thousands of skiers, business people and vacationers annually. The unique community of Hailey, only 12 miles from world famous Sun Valley Ski Resort is an outdoor recreation mecca. Discover your own fishing hole on the Big Wood River. Enjoy an active day of hiking or bicycling on 30 miles of paved bike path. Treat yourself to one of Hailey’s fine restaurants or exciting night spots. Rest comfortably at a bed and breakfast, hotel or motel before beginning the next day’s adventures. Van charters, airport / hotel transportation Boise, Stanley, Sun Valley, McCall, rental car returns, deliveries, etc.

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Sun Valley / Ketchum

Located 75 miles N. of Twin Falls on U.S. Highway 93 which turns into Highway 75 at Shoshone. Set amid the pristine splendor of central Idaho’s Wood River Valley and tucked in the rugged Sawtooth Mountains is a timeless, worldfamous resort for all seasons, Sun Valley. Sun Valley, chosen and developed by Union Pacific Railroad in 1936, was the first destination ski resort in this country. Three mountain ranges, in combination with the Sawtooth National Recreation Area offers countless outdoor recreational activities. Winter draws skiers from all over the world. Bald Mountain, affectionately known as “Baldy”, has earned the reputation as the best single ski mountain in the country. There are 82 runs on 2,054 skiable acres, 3,400 feet of vertical drops and 19 chairlifts to get you there. The world’s largest computer-controlled snowmaking system assures skiers fresh powder each morning during the season. The Warm Springs, River Run and Seattle Ridge Lodges are stunning structures encompassing masterful technology to provide the utmost in skier comfort and services. All three Sun Valley lodges have the ambiance of an upscale country club and the charm of old-world hunting lodges. A gentle treeless mountain called Dollar is perfect for learning how to ski, and also offers inner-tubing. The Sun Valley Ski School holds clinics on both Dollar and Baldy. Other winter activities include sleigh rides to dinner, over 150 miles of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, back country or heli-skiing, paragliding and much more. Summer offers golfing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, fly-fishing, camping, white-water rafting, horseback riding and other recreation. White water excursions abound in this beautiful land. There is an 18-hole championship golf course and eighteen beautiful tennis courts. Enjoy a world-class spectacle on ice at Sun Valley’s yearround outdoor ice skating rink. You’ll find a lively community of shops, restaurants and night spots. With the crisp mountain air, you can work up an appetite and dine at one of the many restaurants in Sun Valley and Ketchum. Sun Valley has received special recognition for the quality of its cuisine in Ski Magazine for dining excellence. Plus Ski America and Canada voted Sun Valley the most romantic ski resort in North America. Visitors can take part in the abundant arts programs and musical presentations year-round. There are over 30 art galleries and four performing arts groups offering year-round live performances. For more information contact the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber & Visitors Bureau in Idaho at (208) 726-3423 or you can call toll free (800) 634-3347. Visit our website at: www.visitsunvalley.com

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Arco EXPERIMENTAL BREEDER REACTOR #1, located 20 miles east on U.S. 20 from Arco, at the INL. In December 1951, this reactor became the first atomic reactor to generate a usable amount of electricity. Former President Lyndon Johnson dedicated this facility as a national landmark in 1966. Free guided tours through the facility are conducted by trained guides. Phone (208) 526-0050. CHALLIS Challis Arts Council & MadDog Gallery. Phone (208) 879-2745. Challis Field Office - Bureau of Land Management. Phone (208) 879-6200. Challis Hot Springs. Phone (208) 879-4442. Challis Municipal Golf Course Challis Rapid Reaction Observatory. Phone (208) 879-6861. Challis Yankee Fork Ranger District Office. Phone (208) 879-4100. FRANK CHURCH – RIVER OF NO RETURN WILDERNESS AREA, Located in central Idaho the Frank Church – River of no Return is the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness in the continental United States. Created in 1980 by the United States Congress as the River of No Return Wilderness Area, it was renamed in 1981 as the Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness Area in honor of U.S. Senator Frank Church. At 2.3 million acres, the wilderness contains parts of several mountain ranges, including the Salmon River Mountains, the Clearwater Mountains and the Big Horn Crags. The steep canyons of the Middle and Main forks of the Salmon River split the mountain rages. The Salmon River, also known as the River of No Return is a popular destination for white-water rafting and wilderness outfitters. For More information, call the U.S. Forest Service, Challis Yankee Fork Ranger District Office, (208) 879-4100. LAND OF THE YANKEE FORK Interpretive Center, STATE PARK AND HISTORIC AREA, has its interpretive center two miles south of Challis at the junction of ID Hwy. 75,and U.S. 93. The center offers an 18-minute video about the history of the mines and ghost towns in the area and many interpretive displays that tell the many stories of the area. From the Interpretive Center take to the field and see the Ghost Towns of Custer, Bonanza, Bayhorse and the Yankee Fork Gold dredge. Re-trace the original paths taken through the mountains by the early settlers by driving the Custer Motorway adventure road. Hike, ride, or bike hundreds of miles of trails at LYF. Tour maps and brochures are available at the Interpretive Center. For more information call: (208) 879-5244 or go to our web page at: http:// parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/yankeefork.aspx North Custer Historical Society & Museum Clayton Clayton Area Historical Assoc., P.O. Box 1, Clayton, ID 83227. Open May -September 10-4, Sat. – Sun. Visit www.ClaytonIdaho.org or phone (208) 838-2467. Ellis Pahsimeroi Fish Hatchery. Phone (208) 876-4475. Fairfield CENTENNIAL MARSH WILDLIFE REFUGE, Fairfield, view the numerous species of birds and wildflowers. Visit the Fairfield caboose and learn about the history of the Camas lillies and war with the Bannock Indian. Hailey BLAINE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Ezra Pound House. Info: (208) 788-2700. KETCHUM Sawtooth Botanical Garden is open to the public daily, year-round, free of charge for visitors and residents alike. Host to annual community events such as the Bug Zoo in April, the Garden Tour in July, and the Harvest Festival in October. Located 5 miles south of Ketchum at Hwy.

Interest 75 and 11 Gimlet Road. Phone (208) 726-9358. Trailing of the Sheep Festival / Parade – Ketchum/ Hailey, ID – Trail the sheep down Ketchum’s Main Street with sheep ranching family members and herders. Parade includes Oinkari Basque Dancers and historic sheep wagons. Held in October. Phone (208) 788-2700 (for parade information). Lost River Valleys CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT – Craters of the Moon’s unearthly lava landscape attracts nearly a quarter million visitors each year. The monument offers a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in a one-of-a-kind setting. The park provides guided activities and programs in the summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. The monument is the perfect place for seeing wildflowers, bird watching, photography, biking, hiking, camping, or just finding a bit of solitude. The monument offers both developed sites as well as an area the size of Rhode Island to roam about on your own. Phone (208) 527-1300. MT. BORAH, this majestic peak is truly the top of Idaho, standing at 12,662 feet, was originally named Beauty Peak, In 1933, it was renamed for William E. Borah, a well-known Senator from Idaho who served from 1906-1940. MidJuly through Mid-August is ideal for climbing and photography. The climb from the jump-off point to the summit and back takes the average climber 10-12 hours. The breath- taking view encompasses several mountain ranges and is well worth the climb. RV and tent camping are available at the base of Mt. Borah. The Earthquake Fault Interpretive Area is located one mile north of the Mt. Borah access road. MACKAY’S MINE HILL is the most significant part of the Alder Creek Mining District. Ore was first discovered in 1879, and ore was mined into the 1980’s. Almost a million tons of ore have been removed over the years. Geological sampling still occurs, and mining could be renewed at any time to extract the millions of dollars of ore that remains in the ground. The Mackay Mine Hill Tour is a self-guided tour of mining locations on Mackay’s Mine Hill with routes suited for 2 or 4 wheel drive vehicles and ATVs. North Fork TRAIL GULCH, 3 miles north of North Fork. On Sept. 3 and 4, 1805 Lewis camped here at the two trails confluence, waiting for Clark to meet up and decide whether to go down river or over the lost trail pass to the Nez Perce country. Clark missed the trail by 50 feet down, the Salmon River – if found it would have taken four days to the Nez Perce Country. As it was, it took 104 days. Salmon LEMHI COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Stanley REDFISH LAKE VISITOR CENTER, located five miles south of Stanley (SR75) at Redfish Lake is a U.S. Forest Service facility. The center offers a varied schedule of interpretive activities, a Junior Ranger offering, and evening programs. A National Recreation Nature Trail, exhibits, video viewing and a gift shop provide services for visitors. The trailhead vehicle parking pass and the ID VIP pass are available at the center. Open midJune to Labor Day. Phone (208) 774-3376. SAWTOOTH FISH HATCHERY, is 5 miles south on SR 75 in Stanley. This is used for trapping and holding spring Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. An observation deck is on the premises. Phone (208) 774-3684. Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Phone (208) 727-5000. STANLEY MUSEUM SUN VALLEY Sun Valley-Ketchum Ernest Hemingway Memorial. Phone (800) 634-3347. Sawtooth National Recreation Area Sun Valley Ski Resort

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Butte County Chamber • (208) 527-3060 • www.buttecountychamber.com Camas County • (208) 764-2222 • www.fairfieldidaho.us Challis Chamber • (208) 879-2771 • www.challischamber.com City of Arco • (208) 527-3060 • www.buttecountychamber.com Custer Economic Development • (208) 879-6861 • www.custereda.org Hailey Chamber • (208) 788-3484 • www.haileyidaho.com Land of the Yankee Fork Interpretative Center • (208) 879-5244 Lost Rivers Economic Development, Arco: (208) 527-5900 • Mackay Office: (208) 588-2693 • .www.thelostrivervalley.com Mackay Chamber • (208) 588-2694 • mackayidaho.com Redfish Lake Visitor Center • (208) 774-3376 • Winter: (208) 774-3000 Salmon Valley Chamber • (208) 756-2100 or Toll Free: (800) 727-2540 • www.salmonchamber.com Stanley-Sawtooth Chamber • (208) 774-3411or Toll Free: (800) 878-7950 • www.stanleycc.org Sun Valley-Ketchum Chamber • (800) 634-3347 or (in Idaho) (208) 726-3423 • www.visitsunvalley.com The Clayton Area Historical Association • (208) 838-2964 • www.claytonidaho.org

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For a Full List of Events and Event Details, Contact Area Chambers of Commerce/Visitor’s Bureaus. NOVEMBER CHALLIS – Artisan’s Market Holiday Bazaar Vigilante Theatre HAILEY – Lights On Parade MACKAY – Christmas Bazaar SALMON – Annual Dinner Theatre - SAC Christmas Parade Of Lights, Caroling & Tree Lighting DECEMBER ARCO – Festival of Trees CHALLIS Annual Town Christmas Tree Lighting & Concert FAIRFIELD Christmas Tree Lighting and Craft Bazaar HAILEY – Festival of Trees KETCHUM – Christmas Tree Lighting & Caroling Party Mackay – Christmas Festival Mackay Madness SUN VALLEY Christmas Eve Celebration & Torchlight Parade New Year’s Eve Celebration JANUARY BALD MTN., SUN VALLEY Telemark Classic Ski Race CHALLIS – Christmas Tree Bonfire FAIRFIELD – Snowmobiling Skiing LOST TRAIL PASS – Ski South Of The Border SALMON White Water Therapeutic Riding Assoc. Mane Event SOLDIER RANCH – Nordic Skiing SUN VALLEY – Theme Weeks Wood River Nordic Championships FEBRUARY CHALLIS – Drum Brothers at CMS Mario D’Orazio Memorial Wrestling Tournament Young Artist Show at MDG FAIRFIELD – Kite Skiing Snowmobiling Fun Run KETCHUM – Wells Fargo Boulder Mountain Tour SALMON – Kids Ice Fishing Derby Ridge Runner’s Fun Run SUN VALLEY Wells Fargo Boulder Mountain Tour Nordic Skiing STANLEY – Casino Night Snowmobiler’s Ball MARCH CHALLIS – Fireman’s Ball Missoula Children’s Theatre Steelhead Derby FAIRFIELD – Snowmobiling KETCHUM – Paw & Pole Race & BBQ SALMON – Firemans Ball SOLDIER RANCH – Nordic Skiing STANLEY – Sawtooth Ski Festival SUN VALLEY – Holding Cup-Alumni Skiers Race APRIL CHALLIS – Brush Strokes Challis High School Rodeo Steelhead Ball

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Wacky Tacky Tea, Clayton Legion Hall HAILEY – Old Time Fiddlers State Contest SALMON – Salmon Select Horse Sale MAY CHALLIS – Bux’s Annual Testicle Festival Challis Health Fair Challis Mountain Lilac Festival Chamber Tea Party Ken Madsen Memorial Roping Outlaw Theater Yellow Ball Season Open Golf Tournament HAILEY – Springfest Arts & Crafts Fair MOORE – Spring Fling at King SALMON – Memorial Day Fun Fly Radio Flyers SUN VALLEY – Mountain Wellness Festival Sun Valley US Half Marathon JUNE CHALLIS – Challis Mountain Lilac Festival Classy Challis Show & Shine Car Show Guy Granger Memorial Golf Invitational Tournament Lilac Arts Fest Mario D’Orazio Memorial Golf Tournament Modern Quilts Exhibit at MDG Round Valley Horse Show FAIRFIELD – Camas Lily Days’ MACKAY – Annual Mackay Rodeo Moore – King Mountain Car & Tractor Show & MOORE SALMON Father’s Day Antique / Custom Car Show & BBQ Off Road Mountain Bike Race Motocross Races STANLEY – Elk Mountain Gem & Mineral Show Redfish Triathlon / Duathlon Sawtooth Relay SUN VALLEY – Sun Valley Food & Wine Festival Sun Valley Ice Show JULY ARCO – 4th of July Celebrations Atomic Days Atomic Days Rodeo King Mountain Hang Gliding Competition Mountain Valley Horse Show CHALLIS – Challis Fourth of July Events Custer County Fair Custer Days - Yankee Fork Idaho Junior Rodeo Missing Man Jr. Golf Tournament & Fund Raiser Mt. Mama’s Art Fair North Custer Rodeo a.k.a Custer Stampede Clayton – Heritage Day FAIRFIELD – Concert in the Park Rodeo HAILEY Hailey Days of the Old West Parade, Rodeo & Button BBQ HOWE – 4th of July Celebrations KETCHUM – Arts Festival MACKAY – ABATE Motorcycle Rodeo Independence Day Celebration MOORE – King Mountain Hang Gliding Competition SALMON – Children’s Art in the Park

Salmon River Days Salmon Arts Council - Salmon Valley Art Show STANLEY Annual Kids Parade & Fireworks Display Chamber of Commerce Pancake Breakfast Sawtooth Mountain Mamas Arts & Crafts Fair Sawtooth Music Festival SUN VALLEY – Sun Valley Center Wine Auction – Gala AUGUST ARCO – Butte County Fair CHALLIS – BBR Invitational Golf Tournament Challis Golf Course Club Championships Millick-Viking Booster Golf Open (15) FAIRFIELD – Camas County Fair HAILEY – Rod Run & Burn Out Classic LOWER STANLEY Sockeye Festival & Feed MACKAY Annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet Custer County Fair SALMON – Blues, Brews & Barbeque Lemhi County Fair & PRCA Rodeo STANLEY – Annual Plein Air Painters of Idaho Paint-Out at Redfish Lake Lodge Sawtooth Salmon Festival SUN VALLEY – Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival Tour Of Homes SEPTEMBER Challis – Greens Keeper’s Open Silver Bit Roping Semi Annual Wild Horse Adoptions CUSTER – Silver Bit Roping Contest Wild Horse Festival Adoption Weekend HAILEY – Antique Fairs Hot Rod, Run & Cruise KETCHUM – Blackjack Ketchum Shoot-Out Ernest Hemingway Festival Wagon Days Parade MACKAY – Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering Annual Mackay Free Barbecue Lost Rivers Heritage Days SALMON – Gibbonsville Bluegrass Festival Heritage Days Salmon Marathon White Water Adventures STANLEY Annual Sawtooth Cow Pasture Golf Tournament Antique Car Show Firemens’ Ball Mountain Mamas’ Quilt Festival SUN VALLEY – Galena Grinder/Mtn. Bike Race Wagon Days – Annual Labor Day Celebration OCTOBER CHALLIS – Harvest Wine Tasting, Lunch & Auction HAILEY – Annual Trailing of the Sheep KETCHUM – Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival Swingin’N Dixie Jazz Jamboree SALMON – Annual Hunters Ball Wine Tasting & Art Auction SUN VALLEY – Swing n’ Dixie Jazz Jamboree Trailing of the Sheep Festival


Stop and Enjoy these fine Farmer’s Markets 1. Boise Capital City Public Market 8th Street from Bannock St. to Main St. Idaho Street from Capitol to 9th St. On the Grove Plaza Saturdays 9:30 – 1:30 Mid - April to Mid-December Idaho’s premier outdoor market featuring: • Fresh local produce • Idaho Specialty food & wine • Selected works by local artisans New this year: • Market Kids Club • Veggie Valet • Chef at the Market (208) 345-9287 Karen@SeeYouAtTheMarket.com www.SeeYouAtTheMarket.com

3. Buhl West End Senior Center Wednesday Farmer’s Market Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. July 6 - September 28 Lynnette Butler (208) 543-4577 1010 Main Street, Buhl, ID 83316 buhlseniors@cableone.net www.buhlseniors.org 2. Crouch Crouch Farmers’ Market The Merc parking lot, Downtown Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mid May - Mid October Beth Ann Church (208) 793-2679 36 Church Ln. • Banks, ID 83602 churchesbackyardfarm@frontiernet.net 4. Eagle Eagle Saturday Market Heritage Park, Downtown Eagle P.O. Box 1520 • Eagle 83616 Contact: Melissa Nodzu, (208) 440-2412 e-mail: eaglesaturdaymarket@gmail.com # of Vendors: 55+ Open: Mid-April – Mid-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 5. Gooding Gooding Farmers’ Market Located At Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. End of May – September Linda Money (208) 934-8904 1614 Shoestring Road Gooding, ID 83330 6. Kamiah / Kooskia Kamiah / Kooskia Farmers’ Market Saturdays, May – Oct. LONG CAMP RV PARK 4192 Hwy. 12, M.P. 68 Kamiah, Connie Hertel (208) 935-7922 longcamprvpark@gmail.com

7. Meridian Meridian Farmers’ Market & Bazaar Meridian Crossroads Shopping Ctr. (Eagle & Fairview Between Arby’s & Goodwood) Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. April 30 - Sept 24 Bill Egner (208) 376-2610 info@MeridianFarmersMarket.com www.MeridianFarmersMarket.com 8. Nampa Arrive After Five at the Nampa Gateway Ctr. (Garrity Blvd. & I-84) Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 pm. June - July - August Bill Egner (208) 376-2610 info@meridianfarmersmarket.com www.meridianfarmersmarket.com 9. Potlatch Dale’s Saturday Market Junction Lumber Hardware & Supply 1296 Kennedy-Ford Rd. Potlatch, ID 83855 Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. May – Mid October Dale Rose (208) 875-0201 10. Rexburg Rexburg Farmers Market South of the Tabernacle On Center Street Friday 4 – 8 p.m. • April 30 – October 15 Lisa Jones: (208) 356-3593 P.O. Box 280 • Rexburg, ID 83440 rexburgfarmersmarket@gmail.com www.rexburgfarmersmarket.org 11. Twin Falls Twin Falls Farmers Market Saturdays May - October: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. North College Road, CSI Local Produce and products only. Call 316-1291 for info. Watch Our Video on Facebook: www.facebook.com IdahoTravelRecreation.com •

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RVRVParks / C ampgrounds Parks / Campgrounds & &RVRVServices of IIdaho daho Services of ~ boise ~

Accredited business with the Better Business Bureau

4520 South Federal Way Boise, ID 83716

(208) 336-9122

www.wilsonsrvrepair.com

Let Wilson’s Get Your RV Ready Now!

~ boise ~ Hi-Valley RV Park

Willow Bay Recreation Area

Full RV Hook-Ups ~ Laundry ~ Showers ~ Restrooms ~ Restaurant ~ Boat Launch ~ Wireless Internet

I-86, Exit 40 • American Falls, ID

www.willowbayrv.com

(208) 226-2688

~ Proud To Be Family Friendly

10555 Horseshoe Bend Road • Boise, ID 83714

(208) 939-8080 • (888) 457-5959 www.grapevine7.com • hivalley@grapevine7.com

6000 N. Glenwood • Boise, ID 83714 (208) 375-7432 • BoiseRiversideRVPark.Com

~ CALDWELL ~

Caldwell Campground & RV Park, LLC.

615 S. Smeed Parkway • Caldwell, ID 83605

Toll Free: (888) 675-0279 (208) 454-0279

21830 Town Circle # 34 • Caldwell, ID 83607

www.grapevine7.com • E-mail: Ambassador@grapevine7.com

(208) 454-8584 • (888) 877-8307

info@caldwellrvparkllc.com http://caldwellcampgroundandrvparkllc.com

Country Corners RV Park & Campground

~ donnelly ~

17671 Oasis Rd. • Caldwell, ID 83605 • Exit 17 Off I-84

Chalet R.V. Park

(208) 453-8791

P.O. Box 100 • Donnelly, ID 83615

www.countrycornersrvpark.com

www.grapevine7.com • chalet@grapevine7.com

~ filer ~

~ Glenns Ferry ~

Full Hookups Available • Tent Sites Seasonal Veggie Garden

Twin Falls County Fairgrounds

(208) 325-8223

Carmela Vineyards RV Park

215 Fair Ave. • Off Hwy. 30 • Filer, ID 83328

1289 West Madison • Glenns Ferry, ID 83623

www.tfcfair.com

www.www.carmelavineyards.com

(208) 326-4396 • (888) 865-4398

(208) 366-2313

Long Camp RV Park ~

4030 River Resort Drive Homedale, ID 83628 • (208) 337-3744 www.snakeriverrv.com • info@snakeriverrv.com

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on the CLEARWATER RIVER AND THE LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL

4192 Hwy. 12, M.P. 68 Kamiah, Idaho • (208) 935-7922 www.longcamprvpark.com


RV Parks / Campgrounds & RV Services of Idaho 190 Krahn Lane • near Hwy. 55 • McCall, ID 83638

Convenience Store • Children’s Play Area • Volley Ball & Horse Shoe Pits RV hookups • Laundry • Showers • Dump Station • Pull-Through Sites

(208) 634-5165 • www.mccallcampground-rvpark.com

~ McCall ~ McCall RV Resort

200 Scott Street • McCall, ID 83638

(208) 634-5646

www.grapevine7.com • E-mail: mccallrvresort@grapevine7.com

Montpelier Creek KOA

RV & Tent Sites • Lodges • Kabins on the Creek Tipis • Free WiFi • Cable TV • Pet Run • Heated Pool Fishing on the Creek • Propane • Open May - October

28501 US Hwy. 89 • Montpelier, ID 83254

Res. (208) 847-0863 or (800) 562-7576 /where/id/12111

~ pinehurst ~

By The Way Campground

RiverHaven RV Park Located on the bank of the Snake River • Quiet, country atmosphere

45 Sites • All Full Hookups • 30/50 Amp Service • Reasonable Rates • Propane • Showers Laundromat • Fish on Property • Bird Watching • 8 Miles to Mineral Hot Springs Bath

(208) 896-4268 • 800-852-9263 • riverhaven@bigplanet.com 6920 Old Bruneau Highway • Marsing, ID 83639

~ nampa ~ Mason Creek RV Park

807 Franklin Blvd. • Nampa, ID 83687

(208) 465-7199 • (800) 768-7199

Cable/Satellite TV • Handicap Access • Laundry • Showers • WiFi Modem Hookups • Very Clean & Quiet • Grass • Pull-thru Sites • LP Gas Drinking Water • Dump Station • Full Hookups • Tenters Welcome • Pets OK

~ pocatello ~

Cowboy RV Park

907 N. Division • Exit 45 To Pinehurst, ID • Behind Bonnie’s Creations

I-15, Exit 67 • 845 Barton Road • Pocatello, ID 83204

www.bythewaycampground.com

www.cowboyrvbelairemobilehomepark.com

(208) 682-3311

5156 E. Heise Road Ririe, ID 83443

(208) 538-5097

www.7nranch.com Cabins, Pavilion, Barn Available For Special Events

~ Victor ~

Teton Valley RV Park

(877) 787-3036 • (208) 787-2647 The Perfect Base Camp For Your High Country Adventures P.O. Box 49 • 1208 Hwy. 31 • Victor, ID 83455

www.tetonvalleycampground.com

(208) 232-4587

Anderson Camp I-84 Exit 182 • Twin Falls, ID

(888) 480-9400

• RV and Tent Camping • Camping Cabins • Geothermal Pool • 18 Hole Mini Golf • Convenience Store • Homemade Pizza, Burgers & Sandwiches • RV Supplies • Free WIFI • Open Year-Round

~ wendell ~ Intermountain RV Camp

25 Large Pull-Thru Sites • Power • Water • Wi-Fi • Dump Station Picnic Tables • Clean Restrooms • Showers • Laundry • Propane Ext. 155 or 157 Off I-84

1894 Frontage Road N. • Wendell, ID 83355

(208) 536-2301 • www.intermountainmotorhomes.com

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