Gateway to Hells Canyon
Meeting of Two Rivers, Nez Perce History, Idaho’s First Capital, Wine Region
Year Established: 1861
Population: About 47,000
Elevation: 740′ – 1,970′
Average Temp: Summer 89F
At the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers, Lewiston is the lowest point in Idaho at only 738 feet above sea level. That’s why you’ll find a mild climate making outdoor activities possible almost any time of year. You’ll also see river traffic beginning the journey to the Pacific Ocean at the Port of Lewiston, the furthest inland western seaport.
Lewiston’s central location makes it an ideal base when exploring the area. Its quaint, tree-lined downtown offers a multitude of interesting shops, historic buildings, and the nearby campus of Lewis-Clark State College, which is home to numerous regional events. Walk or bike along the Snake River or take a refreshing break at one of the many city parks. There is plenty to see and do in Lewiston with many lodging and dining options for the day’s end.
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