Whitebird Summit Lodge & Ranch

Hells Canyon, Salmon & Snake River: Whitewater Rafting, Jet Boat Tours, Horseback Riding and More!


ADVENTURES & ACTIVITIES

Outdoor Activities, Whitebird Summit Lodge

Outdoor Activities

PLENTY OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR THE FAMILY

Fill your vacation with family fun. Leisurely day swimming, hiking and fishing. 

Beaches

Outdoor Activities, Whitebird Summit Lodge
  • Skooumchuck is a great place to spend a day by the river on a hot day. It is minutes from the Whitebird Summit Lodge and has a great picnic along the  Lower Salmon River. 

Great picnic areas along all the rivers and some of the most scenic waterways in the world. Shore line fishing can be done along all these rivers. Tubing down the Clearwater river always shows to be a fun time.

  • The Southfork of the Clearwater River is located outside Grangeville along Highway 14 on a scenic drive to Elk city.

Hiking

Outdoor Activities, Whitebird Summit Lodge
  • Pittsburg Landng near White Bird provides a great hike. The Snake River National Recreation Trail # 102 is 26 miles long going upriver, best in May, June and July or fall,
Outdoor Activities, Whitebird Summit Lodge
  • Seven Devils Look Out

Another great place to hike is in the Seven Devils. One of the more spectacular lookout sites is Heavens Gate on the Idaho-Oregon border. It’s located at an elevation of 8400 feet and has striking views of Hells Canyon, the Seven Devils Mountains, and other peaks in the area. 

Immediately southwest of Riggins, the Seven Devils are accessible from U.S. Highway 95 by a gravel road which climbs over 5000 vertical feet in 17 miles.

  • Fish Creek Trail outside Grangeville Idaho

Fish Creek Loop substitutes as a hiking and biking trail in the summer and a nicely groomed cross country or showshoe trail by winter. A more beautiful scenic trail, you will not find. 3 mile, 5 mile and 7 mile loops are available and posted along the trail, for varying levels of conditioning and endurance.

Fish Creek is only 7 miles outside of Grangeville and is easily accessed with plenty of parking at the entrance to the loop.


Fishing

Family Fishing

Outdoor Activities, Whitebird Summit Lodge

The area offers some great family fishing opportunities. From everything from Steel head fishing in the Salmon River. Bass Fishing in the Salmon River and the Snake River. Sturgeon fishing in the Snake River. Trout fishing in the Clearwater river, Salmon River and the Snake river.

But the best Family Fishing would be at Winchester state park in Winchester Lake. The state park offers day use grills and a play area for the little ones. Great place for day trip.

The most popular activity at Winchester Lake is fishing for rainbow trout, which are planted regularly by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Fishing for perch, tiger muskie, bass and blue gill is also popular. The lake provides excellent nutrients and supports large populations of all four species. 

Outdoor Activities, Whitebird Summit Lodge

Tolo Lake on the Camas Prarie is located just minutes from the lodge. T. In September, 1994 a worker saw something in the muck—a huge bone! Authorities identified it as a Columbian Mammoth. A hasty two-week paleontological recovery of prehistoric mammoth and bison ensued. Work resumed in August 1995, resulting in recovery of three mammoth skeletons and an ancient bison skull. Other fossils were left in place as a preservation measure.


GeoCaching

Geocaching is the real-world treasure hunt that’s happening right now, all around you.

Traditional caches are containers with a log book so that Finders can sign in after they’ve found the cache, like

For Geocaching close to Grangeville Idaho http://bit.ly/Geo83530


Try your hand in our Disk park located at the east end of town.

The Jungle Gym will be building a new miniature golf course summer of 2019