Weippe is located on Idaho Highway 11, also known as the Historic Gold Rush Byway.
Weippe is the “Crossroad of Cultures” and your gateway to backcountry recreation with access to the Bitterroot Mountains, the Lolo Motorway, Lewis and Clark and Nimiipuu Trails, North Fork of the Clearwater River and much more. Be prepared for excellent hiking, fishing, hunting and incredible sight seeing in primitive, remote surroundings.
The Weippe Discovery Center is the hub of the community offering the story of Lewis and Clark in Idaho. Life size hand painted murals depict the Expedition’s key events as they traversed the rugged Bitterroot Mountains, their arrival on the Weippe Prairie and their return trip waiting for the snow to melt. Nez Perce artifacts and hands-on displays await the visitor inside the Discovery Center. A public library shares the building and staff is there to answer questions or give directions to popular Lewis and Clark sites.
A Living Landscape has trails that meander the grounds with native flora and “Journal entry” interpretive panels that help tell the Corps of Discovery’s story while in this beautiful country. Additional murals will enlighten the visitor about Weippe’s earlier beginnings and expand to present day Weippe.
The annual Camas Festival is held Memorial weekend. Friday kicks off with a Dutch Oven cook-off followed by the ever popular Melodrama. Saturday begins with the 3 mile fun run/walk and 10 K run. The day is filled with activities, vendors, entertainers, and another performance of the Melodrama.
The Wild Weippe Rodeo is the 3rd weekend in August. The parade begins at noon on Saturday with the rodeo following. Local kids’ events, Cowboy breakfast, ICA and ProWest sanctioned.