The Lewis-Clark Valley is located 465 river miles from the Pacific Ocean at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers 738 feet above sea level. The twin cities of Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington, named in honor of the Corps of Discovery explorers, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, serve as a regional service center for the Inland Northwest. Lewiston is the site of Idaho’s first capital, which was later moved to Boise. Lewiston is also the site of Idaho’s only seaport, one of three port facilities serving the Lewis-Clark Valley.
The history of the Lewis-Clark Valley is rich with traditions and stories of the Nez Perce Indians and how they welcomed the explorers in 1805. More stories followed when the valley became the home to miners, merchants, railroads, mill workers and farmers.
Recreational opportunities abound in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Known as the Gateway to Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest gorge, opportunities for jet boating, whitewater rafting, swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking and camping are limitless. Miles of levee pathways follow the rivers for walking, jogging and biking. The area is often referred to as the "Banana Belt" due to the mild winter climate that allows for year-round golfing while being only a short drive away from snow skiing and snowmobiling. The Lewis-Clark Valley is a recreational paradise teeming with history…come experience it.