LEWISTON CLARKSTON SCENERY
Warm summers, mild winters, and endless recreational
opportunities make Lewis-Clark Valley a year-round destination spot.
North America’s deepest gorge, draws thousands of visitors here each year
from all over the United States and around the world. The friendly people
and beautiful country bring them back year after year.
World-class fishing (steelhead, salmon, trout, bass and sturgeon) and
hunting (deer, elk, chukar and big horn sheep) bring the both famous and
working-class to the heart of Lewis-Clark Valley. The expansive river
systems of the Snake, Clearwater, and Grande Ronde promise fishermen a
favorite spot to call their own.
Explorers, Native Americans, miners, merchants, farmers and mill workers
shaped the history and traditions of Lewis-Clark Valley. For thousands of
years, the Nii mii pu people, also known as the
Nez Perce Indians,
hunted, fished and gathered the fruits of this land. The Nez Perce welcomed
explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark nearly 200 years ago, when in
1805, their expedition passed through this area. Lewis and Clark and their
men camped overnight on an island near the confluence of the Snake and
Clearwater Rivers, then continued westward through what is now eastern
Washington on their way to the mouth of the Columbia River.