Thing to do: Wildlife Centers

Lower Granite Dam

Travel west on Hwy. 12, toward Pomeroy and look for signs to Lower Granite Dam. The Visitor Center is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday, and has a fish ladder viewing point where you can see the fish go through the ladder under water. You can view the fish ladder from outside. Guided dam tours are available.

Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage & Education Center

Jack O’Connor was the undisputed dean of outdoor writers. This center is the permanent home of his wildlife collection. View his trophies from all over the world while being educated about the role of hunting in modern-day game management and conservation. For decades, his featured articles in Outdoor Life Magazine brought enjoyment and a sense… Read more »

Hells Gate State Park

The park offers a variety of conveniences for area residents and visitors. Camping and boat moorage is available year-round. The park offers hook-up sites, showers, picnic facilities, hiking and mountain biking trails an archery range, boat launch and a swimming beach. The Lewis and Clark Discovery Center features indoor educational displays, a two-acre outdoor interpretive plaza along the banks of… Read more »

Dworshak National Fish Hatchery

The facility, operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world’s largest steelhead (ocean going trout) and spring Chinook salmon hatchery. View the spawning process on Tuesdays, during March, April, and late August through September. The hatchery is open year round, visitors are welcome to tour the hatchery seven days a week, 7:30 am to 4 pm.