Orofino in Clearwater County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Welcome to Canoe Camp
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.
Orofino to Lewiston – 43 miles
Orofino to Kooskia – 30 miles
Orofino to Lolo Pass – 130 miles
Kooskia to Grangeville – 26 miles
Location. 46° 30.055′ N, 116° 19.876′ W. Marker is in Orofino, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 12 and 140th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Lewis & Clark Canoe Camp State Park, on the north side of the highway, between the highway and the Clearwater River. Marker is in this post office area: Orofino ID 83544, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers Canoe Camp (a few steps from this marker); Pit House Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Canoe Building Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewis and Clark (approx. 6.8 miles away); Gold Rush Ferry (approx. 11.1 miles away); Gold Rush Historic Byway (approx. 11.1 miles away).
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, 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.)
Categories. • Exploration • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. 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.