North Central Idaho

Coordinates: 46°00′N 115°30′W / 46.000°N 115.500°W / 46.000; -115.500
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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 state's Panhandle region and is rich in agriculture and natural resources. Lewis and Clark traveled through this area on their journey to the Pacific Ocean in September 1805, crossing Lolo Pass and continuing westward in canoes on the Clearwater River. They returned the following spring on their way eastward.

The primary cities are Lewiston and Moscow, home of the University of Idaho; both are on the region's western edge, near the Washington border.


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[edit]

University of Idaho's
Administration Building (1909) in Moscow





Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
Seven Devils Mountains,
southwest of Riggins
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



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46°00′N 115°30′W / 46.000°N 115.500°W / 46.000; -115.500