The Clearwater + Snake Rivers are full of Chinook Salmon, Steelhead trout, Sturgeon and Small Mouth Bass. Book a guided trip with one of the many local outfitters and see what a catch Lewiston is!
The Nation's Largest Steelhead Fishing Derby takes place here in late November to see who can reel in the biggest Steelhead.
Lewiston is home to many annual festivals such as the Lewiston Roundup, Dogwood Festival, the Art Under the Elms, Hot August Nights and the Nez Perce County Fair.
Be sure to check and see what events are happening around town during your visit!
RIVER BOAT TOURS
Take a guided jet boat tour into Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge. A very popular attraction that brings so many to Lewiston, Idaho each and every year.
An unforgettable experience you don't want to miss out on!
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The Lewis Clark Valley has a long wine history and has become known for it's award-winning wines. The area is currently home to 11 vineyards and 10 wineries. Wine lovers will rejoice in the availability of fantastic local wines. Take a winery tour or book out Wine & Dine package offered year round.
Being close to so many rivers leads to many river banks with beaches. Check out Chestnut Beach, Big Bench, Beachview Park, White Beach and the Greenbelt Walkway.
Hells Canyon is North America’s deepest river gorge, and Lewiston is your gateway to this striking natural wonder. Explore the river gorge by white-water rafting, swimming, hunting, hiking, or camping. Miles of levee pathways follow the rivers for walking, jogging, and biking. Snake River Adventures offers thrilling jet boat tours as well as quality fishing. Hells Canyon Tours has a multitude of tours you can embark on to experience the canyon's endless Western wonder.
The Lewiston earned the name “Banana Belt” due to the mild winter climate. This allows golf courses in the valley are open for business year round. There are four 18 - hole courses in the area, all offering full amenities and are challenging to play. Just another reason why Lewiston is a hole-in-one destination.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
With the help of a local outfitter, explore the scenic rivers that flow through our scenic region. Whitewater seekers go for the Middle Fork of the Salmon, Lochsa, Selway, or the Snake River through Hells Canyon. Outfitters take care of everything on these trips. They row the rafts or lead guests who paddle their own.
From local youth teams and tournaments to college level you are able to enjoy sports of all kind in Lewiston. We are located close to Moscow and Pullman where you could catch some Vandal basketball or a Cougar football game. We are big sports fans around here!
University of Idaho Vandals - Kibbie Dome (32 miles)
Washington State Cougars - Martin Stadium (32.5 miles)
NEZ PERCE CENTER & MUSEUM
The Nez Perce Native Americans have inhabited the Clearwater and Snake River valleys for over 11,000 years. The Nez Perce National Historical Park is a complete informational center and museum featuring historical displays and interpretive programs about the rich history and customs of the Nez Perce Tribe. Pow wows and other community events occur throughout the year.
WINTER SPIRIT LIGHTS
Each December in Locomotive Park, located right across from Hells Canyon Grand Hotel, a festive holiday light displayed is installed. A large fireplace provides warmth as you explore the spectacular display. Truly a great way to kick off the holiday season!
HELLS GATE STATE PARK
Hells Gate State Park is a public recreation area located at the Snake River's downstream entrance to Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. The park is perfect for fishing, picnicking, bike rides, camping and more. So much beauty to be discovered!