North Central Idaho facts for kids
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 Idaho Panhandle region and is rich in agriculture and natural resources. Lewis and Clark travelled through this area on their journey to the Pacific Ocean in 1805-06. The primary cities in this region are Lewiston and Moscow, home of the University of Idaho.
North Central Idaho consists of the following counties:
- Lewiston: inland port on the Snake River, first capital of Idaho Territory in 1863.
- Moscow: home of the University of Idaho, established in 1889.
- - US-12 - west to Walla Walla, east to Missoula
- - US-95 - north to Coeur d'Alene, south to southwestern Idaho
- - US-195 - north to Pullman and Spokane
|Selway Bitterroot Wilderness|
|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|
|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|
- Dworshak Reservoir – North Fork of Clearwater River
- Clearwater National Forest
- Nez Perce National Forest
- Payette National Forest
- McCroskey State Park
- Nez Perce National Historical Park
North Central Idaho Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.