Camas Prairie

Grangeville to Winchester

Your journey begins in Grangeville and the hub of the Camas Prairie. Traveling north on Hwy 95, you will experience the Camas Corridor’s rolling landscape. Over 100 years of
cultivation have created a patchwork quilt of wheat, canola, and oat fields.
If you are lucky enough to drive this route in late May, a blue sea of camas blooms will greet you. The camas bulb was a favorite and major food source for the Nez Perce
Indians.

Throughout your journey, four wilderness areas and four national forests are within your reach, totaling about 5.5 million acres. The route takes you through
the community of Cottonwood and on to the timbered areas of Craigmont and Winchester. Travel Distance: 40 miles, 1 hour.

Location: Camas Prairie, Craigmont, and Winchester

Category: Scenic Drives

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Camas Prairie

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Grangeville, Cottonwood, Winchester, Craigmont, Elk City

Year Established: 1880

5,379 Population

3,399′ – 4,006′ Elevation

Average Temp: Summer 83F
Winter 24F

Welcome to the Prairie! Homesteaders found the fertile land on the Camas Prairie ideal for growing grains, hay and livestock – agricultural activities predominant today. Visit in May or June when brilliant yellow canola contrasts with deep green wheat fields. In August and September, watch combines complete the harvest. The Camas Prairie is named for the camas flowers native to the area. Their deep purple blankets the prairie in early May and June.

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Location: Camas Prairie, Craigmont, and Winchester

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