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North Central Idaho

Lewiston and Clarkston, WA, from the north, (old grade in foreground)

North Central Idaho is an area which spans the central part of the state of Idaho and borders Oregon, Montana, and Washington. It is the southern half of the Idaho Panhandle region and is rich in agriculture and natural resources. Lewis and Clark travelled through this area on their journey to the Pacific Ocean in 1805-06. The primary cities in this region are Lewiston and Moscow, home of the University of Idaho.


  • Geography 1
  • Primary cities 2
  • Highways 3
    • Federal 3.1
    • State 3.2
  • Attractions 4
  • Lakes 5
  • Rivers 6
  • Forests 7
  • Parks 8
  • External links 9


North Central Idaho consists of the following counties:

With the exception of the southern portion of Idaho County, this region observes Pacific Time.
South of the western-flowing Salmon River, Idaho observes Mountain Time, beginning at Riggins.

Primary cities





Selway Bitterroot Wilderness
Dworshak Dam and Reservoir,
northwest of Orofino
Attraction City
Appaloosa Horse Museum Moscow
Camas Prairie Railroad Grangeville
Dworshak Dam and Fish Hatchery Orofino
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area Riggins
Gospel Hump Wilderness Area Elk City
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area Riggins
Historical Museum at St. Gertrude Cottonwood
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Kooskia
Nez Perce National Historical Park Spalding
Palouse Region Moscow
Salmon River Canyon Area Riggins
Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area Lowell
Seven Devils Mountains Riggins
University of Idaho Moscow
White Bird Battlefield White Bird
Wolf Education and Research Center Winchester



Clearwater River drainage
in north central Idaho



External links

  • Visit North Central Idaho - travel site
  • Visit Idaho - official state travel site
  • University of Idaho - official site

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