Kamiah lies not far from the great primitive area of Idaho where big game hunting is at its best. The nation’s largest elk herd is located not far from here, and deer, bear, mountain lion, pheasant and grouse are plentiful. Special hunts for moose and mountain goat are drawn by lot by the Idaho Fish and Game Department.
Fishing begins in Kamiah, Idaho! The magnificent steelhead trout, measuring up to 45 inches in length, and the chinook salmon travel up the Clearwater to spawn. There are both fall and spring seasons for these beauties, whitefishing in the winter, and trout and bass fishing during the summer, giving anglers plenty of variety. With well-stocked creeks and mountain lakes an hour or two hike away, the Clearwater and its tributaries are considered some of the finest fishing streams in the country.
Kamiah lies along the Lewis and Clark Highway (U.S. Highway 12), which is the shortest route from the Midwest to the Pacific Coast. It is also the longest highway within a national forest in the nation and opens the opportunity to enjoy sightseeing along the beautiful Lochsa and Clearwater Rivers where mountain goats, elk, deer and other wild animals can frequently be spotted.
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419 3rd Street/Highway 12
Kamiah, ID 83536
FS Road 252B Skull Creek
North Fork Ranger District, Nez Perce Clearwater N.F.
7743 Highway 12, MP 90
16 miles east of Kooskia
Kooskia, ID 83539