Once at Dog Bark Park you may want to explore around a bit. We’re happy to customize an itinerary for your stay. For starters, here are a few suggestions:
Explore Lewis & Clark country – Cottonwood is not far from the Lewis and Clark Trail. In fact, on the return trip in 1806 three members of the expedition may have walked under the legs of Dog Bark Park Inn on their way to the Salmon & Snake Rivers for fish! See http://visitidaho.org for suggested sites to visit and much more in the area.
The Monastery of St. Gertrude & Historical Museum
3 mile scenic drive from Cottonwood. www.stgertrudes.org
Winchester Lake State Park & Wolf Education & Research Center, Winchester, Idaho, 26 miles north of Cottonwood.
http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/winchester and http://wolfcenter.org/site/visit.html
Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tours – Take a thrilling daylong ride the entire length of the canyon. Tours launch from nearby White Bird, Idaho. www.killgoreadventures.com.
Whitewater rafting: lots of opportunities for folks of all ages. This company have been in business for a long time & is among the best of the best operating on the Salmon River south of Dog Bark Park at Riggins, Idaho. www.salmonriverexperience.com. Other rafting companies also offer trips on the Salmon and Snake Rivers from Riggins or White Bird, Idaho. Here’s a list of other outfitters: http://www.rigginsidaho.com/salmon-river-chamber-business-directory?sid=63:outfitters
Drive-In Movie – take in an outdoor picture show at Grangeville’s Sunset Auto View, one of the few drive-in theatres still in operation. Phone 208 983-5509. Open late Spring through early Fall weekends only. http://www.bluefoxtheatre.com/
Other Popular Activities
- Scenic Drives
- Horse Back Riding – http://www.whitebirdsummitlodge.com/activities/horse-trail-riding.htm
- ATV Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Small Town Festivals – see http://www.VisitNorthCentralIdaho.org
- Summer Rodeos – Grangeville, White Bird, Winchester, Riggins, Lewiston – www.visitIdaho.org
- Fish Hatcheries – http://www.fws.gov/dworshak/visitus.html & http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/public/fish/?getPage=90
- Berry Picking, bird watching and much more!
Other resources for regional sights/activities:
North Central Idaho Travel Association – covers travel information for north central Idaho which spans from the Montana border to the communities of Grangeville, Cottonwood, Riggins, Lewiston, Moscow, Kooskia, Kamiah and other smaller towns:
Dog Bark Park has complimentary area travel literature & maps. Be sure to browse these resources in our office/gallery/gift shop.
Perfect…oops “ purrfect”… oops “woofect”
– Meg M, Grangeville, Id