Stites & Harpster

The communities of Stites and Harpster look back upon a history which includes the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), Lewis and Clark, gold seekers, loggers, cowboys, and homesteaders.

At the turn of the 20th century, Stites and Harpster, the terminus for the railroad and Elk City Wagon Road, provided a transportation hub for the upper Clearwater gold country and Camas Prairie farmers and ranchers.

Today, the communities provide a focal point for historic adventure and outdoor recreation.