White Bird is a very small but very active town with its historical base revolving around the Nez Perce Indians, the early settlers and ranching. The steep terrain provides grazing for both wildlife and cattle. The historic battle between the soldiers and the Nez Perce tribe during the early days of the first settlers is commemorated by a historical park.


There is always something going on in White Bird for both an extended area community and visitors during the spring, summer, and fall who will find an endless list of recreational opportunities. White Bird is the hub for boaters, fishermen, hunters and kayakers. Hikers, wildlife watchers and nearly everyone will find plenty of things to do.


White Bird is just a little ways off of the Salmon River. Several companies offer river excursions and other various trips as well as outfitters who will help the avid hunter find a trophy. For more information


White Bird also has a busy artist community that sponsors three shows a year as well as several workshops throughout the year. In March the Salmon River Art Guild holds the March Miniature Madness show and sale at Hoot's Cafe. June 16, 2018 the community hosts White Bird Days and the guild will also have an art show. In the fall they hold the Fall Open Regional Show in Riggins, Idaho 28 miles to the south.

Places to eat in White Bird include Red's River Cafe and Hoot's Cafe up on the hill along U.S. Highway 95. White Bird also has a chamber of commerce that will be a variable source of information for visitors. Groceries need to be purchased before coming to White Bird. There is a small general store--emphasis on small. White Bird is just 16 miles from Grangeville where you can find just about anything you might need. Riggins, famous for their jet boat races, is about 24 miles to the south.

     For more information check here White Bird Chamber of Commerce.

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