Lewiston event and meeting space
Washington State Cougars & University of Idaho
For spectators and competitors alike, Lewiston offers a diverse range of sporting activities each year - all within minutes of the Red Lion Hotel Lewiston.
From Washington State Cougars and Idaho University Vandals home games to rodeos, bike races, world-class fishing and several championship-level golf courses, there's something for every sports fanatic.
As a member of the Big 4 and a top 50 PRCA rodeo, the Lewiston Roundup attracts rodeo champions from around the world and brings a whole lot of fun to theLewistonValley each year the weekend after Labor Day. Be sure to catch the Saturday parade downMain Street.
NAIA World Series
Memorial Day weekend, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Lewis-Clark State College bring the 10-team NAIA World Series to Harris Field in theLewistonValley. The ballpark seats a capacity crowd of approximately 5,000.
Cycling, Walking, Running
Originally constructed in 1917, the Old Lewiston Grade (Spiral Highway) is legendary for its many curves and switchbacks. Replaced by the current highway more than 30 years ago, the eight-mileSpiral Highwayhas become famous for the challenge it presents to participants of the "I Made the Grade" annual bicycle race. The race climbs from the river's edge to the top of the valley, and attracts riders from throughout the region.
Mountain biking enthusiasts can enjoy miles of trails inHellsGateState Park. Casual bicyclists, walkers and runners have free access to more than 25 miles of paved pathways on theClearwaterand Snake River Recreation Trail. TheLewis-ClarkValley's mild climate allows for use of the bike paths year round. The annual Seaport River Run, held every April, allows serious competitors and amateur runners a challenging course covering both sides of theSnake River.
Fishing & Hunting
Few places offer the variety and accessibility of outdoor diversions that are found right in our backyard. You don't even have to leave town to find some of the best fishing spots for trolling, spinning, bait casting and flyfishing. Five public boat ramps and two marinas are located within a few miles. The spring and summer month's fast action catch is bass and trout. During the fall it is steelhead. The canyon has a healthy number of North America's largest fresh water fish, the great white sturgeon, which can reachover ten feet! You can't take one home but catching one could be the highlight of your trip.
The biggest steelhead fishing derby in the region is held every November. Organized by the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Clearwater-Snake Steelhead Derby offers cash and prizes. (Fishing derby is held annually dependent upon permit approval by Idaho Department of Fish and Game). You can fish on your own or engage the services of a local outfitter to take you to the hottest fishing spots.
With national forests and wilderness areas surrounding theLewis-ClarkValley, outstanding deer, elk and game bird hunting is just minutes away from town.
The Lewis-Clark Valley earned the name "Banana Belt" due to the mild winter climate. While most of the Inland Northwest is covered in snow and frost, golf courses in the valley are open for business. You can play golf every month of the year (a few locals play nearly every day) on one of the four 18-hole courses in the valley. All courses offer full amenities and are challenging courses to play.
A few nearby recommendations include:
Bryden Canyon (445 O' Connor Road, 208-746-0863) is a city parks' course and Lewiston Golf and Country Club (3985 Country Club Dr., 208-743-3549), a public course right in Lewiston. Across the river in Clarkston, are Quail Ridge Golf Course (3600 Swallow'sNest Drive, 509-751-8501) and Clarkston Golf and Country Club (1676 Elm St, 509-758-2546).