Area Activities

After visiting Dog Bark Park you also may want to explore the surrounding area. 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 for suggested sites to visit and much more in the area.

Cottonwood Idaho's Monastery at St. GertrudesThe Monastery of St. Gertrude & Historical Museum
3-mile scenic drive from Cottonwood.

Winchester Lake State Park at Winchester, Idaho, 26 miles north of Cottonwood.

                                                                             Dog Bark Park recommends visiting for a hike around the lake, fishing or for a picnic

Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tours – Take a thrilling daylong ride the entire length of the canyon. Tours launching from nearby White Bird, Idaho are provided by Hammer Down River Excursions and Killgore Adventures.

Whitewater rafting & Fishing trips: lots of opportunities for folks of all ages. This company operates from nearby White Bird, Idaho & is among the best of the best operating on the Salmon River & Hells Canyon of the Snake River. HD River Excursions – Fishing Charters.  Other rafting and jet boat companies also offer trips on the Salmon and Snake Rivers from Riggins or White Bird, Idaho.

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. Or take in an indoor movie at their companion historic theatre the Blue Fox Theatre in downtown Grangeville.

Other Popular Activities

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