"Clark County is not just another County--it's another Country!"
From the windswept plains to the rugged mountain peaks, Clark County Country is the place to stay and play in Northeastern Idaho.
Filled with history and adventure, at almost 6,000 feet elevation the warm summer days, cool nights offer plenty of ways to relax and enjoy the scenic sights and sites.
Centered around the county seat of Dubois (pronounced: Due-boys) astride Interstate 15, rodeos, county fairs and community events abound. With less than 1 person per square mile, the 1765 square mile county offers freedom from crowds, traffic, and congestion and a place be yourself.
The Nez Perce National Historic Trail meanders through the rugged area and visitors can picture the struggles of some 750 Nez Perce Indians led by Chief Joseph (“I will fight no more forever”) as they fled pursuing U.S. Calvary troops in an attempt to reach Canada and avoid being placed on a reservation.
Looking for a wild west experience? The area offers several working ranches where guests can “get down and get dirty” with cowboys and ranchhands. From cattle drives to hayrides the world looks better from on the back of a horse.
If camping is your thing there’s plenty of room and nearby attractions make it a base for your day trips to Monida or Porcupine Pass, Soldier’s Grave or the Lost Gold Trails Byway.
For recreationalists, portions of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest begins in Clark County and consumes much of Eastern Idaho offering views of black bears, wolves, elk, moose, mule deer, bison and mountain lions. Cutthroat trout, brook trout and pike are found in the streams of the forest and overall the forest is considered one of the best fishing areas in the world for cutthroat trout.
(Text prepared by Volunteer Terry Miller.)