Get ready to explore some of the most beautiful country on Earth in Lewiston, Idaho and the surrounding area in a home that goes with you wherever you roam. In this area, you can expect to pay around $185 per night for a Class A motorhome, $149 per night for Class B, and about $179 per night for a Class C. Towable RVs start at $70 per night for a fifth wheel, $60 per night for a travel trailer, and popup trailers start at $65 per night.
Located on the banks of spectacular Lake Coeur d'Alene, the city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, offers an almost unlimited number of outdoor recreational opportunities paired with all of the conveniences and amenities of a big city. With both summer and winter recreation activities in this area, you could spend several weeks or months exploring all that this area has to offer.
Located just a short drive across the border from Coeur d'Alene, Spokane, Washington, also offers many of the same outdoor and city opportunities as Coeur d'Alene but without the lake. In Spokane, you can tour one of the many art galleries or museums or attend one of the city's many performing arts or live entertainment events. Plan on spending a full weekend or leisurely week here at least.
You can spend several days or weeks exploring all that Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding area have to offer. From the Great Salt Lake itself to the Bonneville Salt Flats to one of the most famous film festivals in the country in nearby Sundance, there's plenty to do and see there. Be sure to visit the spectacular Mormon Tabernacle, which was built by early Mormon settlers and took 13 years to complete.
Thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived, this area was inhabited by the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) peoples. The first Europeans to venture in were members of the David Thompson expedition of 1803, who were looking to establish fur trading posts for the Hudson's Bay Company of what is now Canada. Thompson did establish a settlement called MacKenzie's Post, but it quickly failed.
In October of 1805, the famed Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived and then returned to the valley after they had reached the Pacific in the spring of 1806; this is how both Lewiston and its sister city across the Snake River, Clarkston, got their names. In the mid-1800s, northern Idaho saw a major population boom as gold was discovered in the area. In March of 1863, Lewiston became the capital of the newly created Idaho Territory, but it was quickly moved to Boise in 1866 as the gold rush moved from northern Idaho to a new mineral rush in southwestern Idaho.
With names like Lewiston and Clarkston, you can bet that the region is rich in historical significance. Fans of one of the first educational video games, The Oregon Trail, will enjoy exploring the portion of it that ran through this historic region. In addition to all of the history this region has to offer, the local forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains provide an almost unlimited number of recreational opportunities as well.
Clarkston, Washington - Located just across the Snake River and the state border, most locals consider Lewiston and Clarkston to be a single city.
20+ Gas Stations
2 Nearby National Forests
3 Nearby State Parks
1 Nearby RV Park
2 Dump Stations within 20 miles
Asotin, Washington - Located just a few miles south of Lewiston, right at the entrance to Hell's Gate State Park, Asotin is delightfully rustic. For travelers who prefer to stay in a more natural or rugged setting, this is the perfect place for you.
1 Nearby National Forest
2 Nearby State Parks
2 Dump Stations within 20 miles
Located on the border between Montana and Canada, Glacier National Park covers more than 1 million acres of land and has been nicknamed "The Crown of the Continent." In addition to a wide variety of outdoor activities, visitors can also enjoy exploring the quaint gateway towns of Columbia Falls and Whitefish filled with shops, restaurants, adventure tour opportunities, and art galleries.
Head northwest towards Seattle to visit one of America's most iconic landmarks, the snow-capped peaks of Mount Rainier. Standing at 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is both an active volcano and the most glaciated peak in the continental United States. Mount Rainier National Park encompasses nearly 250,000 acres of forests, glaciers, and colorful valleys and welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors each year.
Across Idaho's slender northern panhandle lies America's first national park. Covering more than 3,500 miles of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a dormant volcano and is home to more geysers and hot springs than anywhere else on Earth.
Located just a few miles south of Lewiston, Hells Gate State Park is located on a river bottom left over from great Ice Age floods and full of amazing natural and human history, including the remnants of a Nez Perce Village and 14-million-year-old basaltic columns.
A short drive north will take you to the oldest state park in the Pacific Northwest. Where the Benewah, Chatcolet, and Hidden Lakes converge with St. Joe River, you’ll find Heyburn State Park, which boasts 8,000 acres of towering ponderosa pines, meadows dotted with wildflowers, and lakes with sparkling blue waters.
Heading south into Oregon will take you to Wallowa Lake State Park. Surrounded by mountains on three sides, you may feel as if you've traveled to the Swiss Alps when you visit the surrounding area with its bronze art galleries, aerial tramway, and scenic hikes.
Experience the frontier as the settlers did at the Asotin County Historical Society Museum. Constructed in 1920 for use as a funeral parlor, the site was later donated by the family to be used as a museum. In Hell's Gate State Park, be sure to stop at The Lewis & Clark Discovery Center, which features a 2-acre outdoor interpretive center along the banks of the Snake River. In Lewiston, visit the Nez Perce County Historical Society and Museum to learn about the history of Nez Perce County and the surrounding area.
Baview Daze - Held the first weekend of July, this wildly popular small-town event features a three-day arts and crafts fair, street parade, lighted boat parade, and fireworks.
Julyamsh Pow Wow - Hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the largest outdoor pow wow in the Northwest takes place every year in late July at the Greyhound Park Events Center.
The Festival At Sandpoint - Held every year in early August, this outdoor festival features the Spokane Symphony Orchestra along with other international talents.
South Asotin Trail - This is a 2.2-mile out-and-back trail located near Asotin that offers scenic views.
Clearwater and Snake River Recreation Trail - This trail offers cyclists free access to more than 25 miles of paved pathways.
Rafting the Snake River - Numerous outfitters in the area can take you on day trips, half-day floats, or even weekend camping trips through Hell's Canyon.
Those that like to stay in a luxury resort with plenty of amenities may be interested in the Granite Lake Premier RV Resort. Located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, this park offers beautifully landscaped lawns, 17 miles of hiking and biking trails along the lakeshore, and a barbecue pavilion. Other amenities include an exercise room, gift shop, dog park, fire pits, and big box stores and a golf course within walking distance.
If you're looking for a little less luxury and a lot more outdoor adventure, you might enjoy a stay at Hells Gate State Park, located at the entrance of Hells Canyon. For the best of both worlds, you can stay at the Hells Canyon Resort, which offers close access to all the outdoor adventures Hells Canyon has to offer as well as a number of resort amenities. For other options in the area, check out the top 10 campgrounds and RV parks in Lewiston/Clarkston.
In Lewiston, you can find a dump station at the Flying J or the Lewiston Fairgrounds; in Clarkston, there's a dump station available at the Clarkston Port Authority Station. Nearby dump stations are also available at Hells Gate State Park or at Chief Looking Glass Park in Asotin.
If you need to store your RV for a while, there are several options available in Lewiston, such as 16th Avenue Mini Storage that offers an on-site security guard who monitors all of the security cameras. Rates start at $33 per month for an outdoor parking spot and go all the way up to $500 a month for their premium units. For those that like the convenience of being able to store your RV and fly right out, Airport Rent-A-Space is located right on the edge of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Lewiston, ID, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Lewiston?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Lewiston from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Lewiston?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.