The small town charm
Located on the South Fork of the Clearwater River
Year Established: 1897
Average Temp: Summer 85F
The communities of Stites and Harpster look back upon a history that 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.
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