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THINGS to DO

Pierce, Idaho, is a small town located in Clearwater County in the north-central part of the state. The town was established in the late 1860s during the gold rush that swept through Idaho and the surrounding region.

While Pierce, Idaho, is a small town, there are plenty of things to do and see during your visit. Here are some recommendations:

  • Visit the Pierce Historic Courthouse: The Pierce Historic Courthouse is the oldest standing courthouse in Idaho and offers visitors a glimpse into the town's mining history and daily life during the gold rush.

  • Explore the J. Howard Bradbury Memorial Logging Museum: Located near the courthouse, the Museum showcases artifacts and exhibits from the town's rich history.

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  • Pierce is surrounded by beautiful forests and hiking trails, including the Weitas Creek Trail and the Hoodoo Mountain Trail.  Both offer breathtaking views of the area's natural beauty.

  • The nearby Dworshak Reservoir and the Clearwater River are popular fishing spots for locals and visitors alike. You can rent a boat or book a guided fishing trip to make the most of your experience.

  • You may also want to visit the Deer Creek Reservoir: This beautiful mountain reservoir was built specifically for trout fishing. Rainbow trout are stocked from spring through fall in this remote setting for high catch rates from shore or a boat. To add variety, this lake is also stocked with sterile brook trout and tiger trout.

  • If you're looking for a place to stay, Pierce and the surrounding area offer plenty of camping opportunities, including the Dent Acres Campground and the Kelly Creek Campground.

  • If you're looking to explore beyond Pierce, Orofino is just a short drive away and offers a variety of attractions, including the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery and the Clearwater County Historical Museum.

  • If visiting in the summer, be sure to add the Pierce 1860 Days to your calendar! Every August, Pierce hosts the 1860 Days event, which features reenactments, live music, and other family-friendly activities.

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