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Orofino in Clearwater County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Welcome to Canoe Camp

 
 
Welcome to Canoe Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Welcome to Canoe Camp Marker
Inscription.  Canoe Camp is part of the Nez Perce National Historical Park and a key site along the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway

An Interesting Drive
The 202-mile Northwest Passage Scenic Byway stretches from Lewiston to Lolo Pass on US Highway 12, and from Kooskia to Grangeville on Idaho Highway 13.

The route follows the Nez Perce and Lewis & Clark National Historic Trails along two wild and scenic rivers. Parks, waysides, and kiosks provide information along the way.

A byway spur links Spalding with Lapwai, the headquarters for the Nez Perce Tribe, three miles south on US Highway 95.

Mileages
Orofino to Lewiston – 43 miles
Orofino to Kooskia – 30 miles
Orofino to Lolo Pass – 130 miles
Kooskia to Grangeville – 26 miles
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 46° 30.055′ N, 116° 19.876′ W. Marker is in Orofino, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker
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can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 12 and 140th Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in Lewis & Clark Canoe Camp State Park, on the north side of the highway, between the highway and the Clearwater River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orofino ID 83544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orofino: A Fine Place (here, next to this marker); Canoe Camp (a few steps from this marker); Pit House Village (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804-1806 Corps of Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ahsakha Village Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canoe Building Site (about 400 feet away); Navigating the Clearwater (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clearwater River Log Drives (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orofino.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lewis and Clark - Canoe Camp State Park.
These grounds have been inhabited for thousands of years by the Nez Perce people, but are best known as the place where the Lewis and Clark Corps Of Discovery worked with the Nez Perce to carve the canoes that took them to the Pacific Ocean in 1805. (Submitted on November 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Lewis and Clark Sites in Idaho.
Canoe Camp is the site along the Clearwater River where the Corps of Discovery spent several days building dugout canoes. These canoes allowed them to return to river travel,
Welcome to Canoe Camp Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
2. Welcome to Canoe Camp Marker (wide view)
ultimately taking them to the Pacific Ocean. The actual site of the Canoe Camp can be visited at US Highway 12 at Milepost 40, where you'll find an interpretive trail. The Canoe Camp site is an official unit of the Nez Perce National Historical Park. (Submitted on November 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Welcome to Canoe Camp Marker (<i>wide view showing adjacent marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
3. Welcome to Canoe Camp Marker (wide view showing adjacent marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2023