A pioneer community with a Western flair welcomes tourists to enjoy top-notch scenic drives, wildlife viewing, fishing, rafting, jet-boating, 4-wheeling, and hunting.
Excellent private campgrounds, vacation rentals, motels, and public campgrounds offer year-round lodging. White Bird and its surrounding canyon country offer millions of acres of public lands, including the the Nez Perce National Forest to the east, which contains the Gospel Hump and Frank Church – River Of No Return Wilderness. Nearby Hammer Creek Recreational Area of the Salmon River is a popular put-in place for floaters.
White Bird’s location offers Idaho’s shortest 17 mile drive into Hells Canyon and access to Pittsburg Landing, another favorite put-in spot on the Snake River, especially for jet boaters. The approach into Pittsburg Landing is breath taking, offering incredible views and vistas. The two deepest canyons in North America are the Salmon River Canyon and Hells Canyon. The Nez Perce National Historic Park, the White Bird Battlefield, two miles north of town, offers a short self-guided hike.
White Bird also has many community events, such as a Volunteer Fireman’s Ball in February, Sausage Feed in March, Easter Egg Hunt on Easter weekend, Idaho Pathfiders ATV family fun night in April, Oldtime Fiddlers Annual jam in late April, Fun Trail Ride in May, Community Yard Sale in May, White Bird Days Parade, Celebration and Rodeo on Fathers Day weekend in June, Just the Hill of It Bike Race up Old Highway 95 in June; Halloween Party in October and a Community Christmas Program in December.
So, whether you fish, hunt, float rivers, bike, hike, climb, sightsee, are a photography or a historical buff, enjoy meeting interesting people and places or just want to relax, White Bird has it all and more. See you soon!