North Central Idaho

Packed with breathtaking wilderness, rolling hills, farmland and flower-filled meadows, north central Idaho is rich in cultural importance and outdoor activities. Tour the many sites that make up the Nez Perce National Historical Park, which celebrates the history of the Nez Perce (Nimiipuu). The region is also known for its rafting and fishing opportunities, while towns like Orofino, Kooskia and Kamiah, offer small-town hospitality and are perfect base camps for outdoor adventures.

    Cities & Towns

  • Moscow
  • Lewiston
  • Riggins
  • Cottonwood
  • White Bird
  • Orofino
  • Kooskia
  • Kamiah
  • Grangeville

Get to Know Idaho

Need some ideas for your next Idaho road trip? Check out these travel tips and start planning your adventure.

How To Tour Northern Idaho's Award-Winning Wine Country

If you are planning a wine lover’s getaway, make sure to check out these award-winning wineries.

Idaho Fly-Fishing: The Basics of Gearing Up

Want to get hooked on fishing? Let’s start with the basics.

Rivers of Dreams in the Whitewater State

Make a splash! Idaho has more navigable miles of whitewater than any other state in the Lower 48.

Visit Nez Perce and Lewis & Clark Historical Sites in Idaho

Looking for places to explore with both educational and recreational opportunities? Idaho is rich in both.

Learn About Idaho’s Native Nations

The Nez Perce occupied the lands and waters of modern-day Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Montana long before the creation of the Nez Perce Reservation.


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Here you’ll find frequently asked questions about north central Idaho.

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The Scenic Route

Pack up the car and discover the magic of north central Idaho’s scenic byways:

Northwest Passage Scenic Byway Elk River Back Country Byway Gold Rush Historic Byway White Pine Scenic Byway

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North Central Idaho

Maps & Guides

Planning your Idaho getaway couldn’t be easier with our free travel guides and maps. Inspiration and information at your fingertips.

Head in the Clouds

Flying to Idaho? Check out Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport in Lewiston, Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport in Moscow, Walla Walla Regional Airport in Walla Walla, Spokane International Airport in Spokane, or the Boise Airport in Boise for the most convenient access.

Places to Stay

From camping under the stars to cozy cabins, vacation rentals and hotels, find the accommodation that fits your every need.