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.
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.