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Pierce Idaho!

In 1860, Captain E.D. Pierce and a half- dozen gold seeker were led though the mountains by secret route by Chief Timothy’s daughter, Jane.  With this discovery of gold in Canal Creek, thousands of miners poured into the area in search of gold. In 1861, Pierce was established, the first town in Idaho. In 1862, the territorial courthouse was built; making it the first government building in Idaho. The court house still stands today. In the 1890s, ‘green gold’- timber- was in great demand, and the largest stand of white pine in the nearby hills. The timber industry is still a thriving industry surrounding The Pierce area.

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Play in Pierce

Bald Mountain Ski Area:

(www.skibaldmountain.com | 208-464-2311)
Experience this amazing ski hill located in the midst of the Clearwater National Forest.
Bald Mountain Ski Area is located amongst the vast Clearwater Mountains along the Gold Rush Historic Byway in North Central Idaho.
The Clearwater Ski Club offers your whole family affordable, winter fun on land leased from Potlatch Corporation. Since establishment in 1959, this “close to you” ski hill offers terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder.

Elevation – 4,000′ at the lodge and 4800′ at the top.
140 Acres of Varied Terrain
684 Feet Vertical Drop
1 Rope Tow (600 feet)
1 T-Bar (3200 feet)
Average Annual Snow Fall – 100 inches
Day Lodge with Cafe’
Rental Shop with Skiing and Snowboarding Equipment
Free Bus transportation from Orofino.

The Terrain:
Terrain MapBeginner 25%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 20%
Expert 15%

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Deer Creek Reservoir:

(located 11 miles from pierce)
Deer Creek Reservoir in Clearwater County is 64.6 acres at an elevation of 3,316 feet above sea level. There is a no-wake restriction on the reservoir at all times. Non-motorized access is permitted year-round. Motorized access to the reservoir is permitted from May 20 through September 30 when the gate is open.
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. Boaters, please observe the no-wake restriction.

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Deer Creek Reservoir
Pierce Logging Museum

J. Howard Bradbury Logging Museum

Located in a 1928 log cabin, the J. Howard Bradbury Logging Museum is a source of community pride, preserving the local mining and logging history, as well as other artifacts. The grounds are adjacent to a park with a picnic area and Idaho’s first public building, the 1862 Shoshone County Courthouse (See below left). Special group tours are available. Location: Main Street, Pierce, ID 208-464-2677. Hours: Mid-June to Mid-October: Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 pm to 4 pm. After Labor Day: Saturdays only 12:00 pm to 4 pm. Admission: By donation.

Behind the Logging Museum in Pierce stands the first government building in Idaho – the Shoshone County Courthouse of 1862.

Other Area Attractions:

Pierce Free Public Library

  • (208)464-2823   |   208 S Main St, Pierce   |    http://www.piercepubliclibrary.com/

Our Lady of the Woodland Catholic Church

  • A log church from the early 1900’s, which is still in use today. Located just around the corner from the Historic Chinese Cemetery. Though the bones were exhumed and returned to China after the workers left, the cemetery remains as a reminder of the area’s heritage.

Pierce Community Center

  • (208)464-2443   |   105 Carl St, Pierce   |   https://www.facebook.com/PCC83546/

J. Howard Bradbury Logging Museum

  • (208)464-2677   |   103 S Main St, Pierce   |   https://www.facebook.com/JHowardBradburyLoggingMuseum/
  • Located in a 1928 log cabin, the J. Howard Bradbury Logging Museum is a source of community pride, preserving the local mining and logging history, as well as other artifacts. The grounds are adjacent to a park with a picnic area and Idaho’s first public building, the 1862 Shoshone County Courthouse (See below left). Special group tours are available. Location: Main Street, Pierce, ID 208-464-2677. Hours: Mid-June to Mid-October: Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 pm to 4 pm. After Labor Day: Saturdays only 12:00 pm to 4 pm. Admission: By donation.  Behind the Logging Museum in Pierce stands the first government building in Idaho – the Shoshone County Courthouse of 1862.

Campbells Pond

  • 10.5 miles from Pierce   |   https://idfg.idaho.gov/ifwis/fishingplanner/water/?id=11786

Pierce Mtn GEM Team Events

  • https://www.facebook.com/Pierce-Idaho-Mountain-Gem-Community-221778661724350

The Gold Rush Historic Highway 11

  • The Gold Rush Historic Highway 11 ends in Headquarters at milepost 42.5. By turning left onto USFS Road #247, you enter the Gateway to the Clearwater Backcountry and are taken to the North Fork of the Clearwater National Forest, with many camping, hiking, fishing and other recreational adventures.

Studio 205

  • (208-464-1057 | 205 South Main St, Pierce | gdgerot@hotmail.com)
    This charming flower and gift shop is located in the heart of Pierce Idaho. Don’t miss dropping in and seeing their one of a kind creations and custom area prints and paintings!

Eat in Pierce

Timber Inn

The Vug

The Market in Pierce

Elk Snout Eatery & Mercantile

Chubby’s Pizza

Elk Snout Eatery and Mercantile

Miss Lily’s Gold Rush Saloon

Stay in Pierce

Timber Inn

The Outback

The Pioneer Inn

  • (208)464-2208   |   412 South Main St, Pierce

Hartig Family RV & Camping

Jeter RV Court

  • (208)464-2337   |   219 Canal St, Pierce

Pioneer Inn