Idaho’s Only Seaport
The City of Lewiston, Idaho (home to the Port of Lewiston) is located 465 river miles inland, at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers and adjacent to Clarkston, Wash. The cities were named to honor the encampment of Lewis and Clark during their expedition to the Pacific Ocean.
Today, Lewiston and Clarkston are known as the gateway to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The Snake River created Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest gorge. You can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the canyon on one of the region’s regular boat tours, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting or jet boating, or view the myriad of wildlife, geological and historical sites along the canyon walls and shores of this national destination.
Lewiston and Clarkston are the regional commercial center for north central Idaho, eastern Oregon and southeast Washington. Both communities offer their own state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, public school districts, hotel/convention facilities, industrial sites, shopping districts and full public services. Additionally, there is one state college and one community college locally, and two universities within a 45-minute drive.
Known as the “Banana Belt of the Pacific Northwest,” the mild weather in the Valley offers extensive year-round outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, strolling the miles of riverfront levee pathways, beaches, RV and waterfront parks, and ongoing planned community events.
Idaho Department of Commerce Contacts
US Department of Commerce Contact
- Columbia River Shippers Association
- Foss Maritime
- Northwest River Partners
- Pacific Northwest Waterways Association
- Port of Kalama
- Port of Longview
- Port of Portland
- Port of Seattle
- Port of Tacoma
- Port of Vancouver
- SDS Tug & Barge
- Shaver Transportation
- Snake River Dams
- Tidewater Barge Lines
- US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District
- US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District
- US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration