Winchester Lake State Park

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Winchester Lake State Park surrounds a 104-acre lake, nestled in a forested area at the foot of the Craig Mountains, just off US 95 adjoining the town of Winchester.

Winters at the park are long and cold with ample snowfall. The campground includes 4 yurts (year round rental) and 69 modern camp sites. Summers are short with warm days and cool, refreshing evenings. Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir are the predominant vegetation. Fishing for perch, tiger muskie, bass and blue gill are popular. Wildlife often seen in the park includes white-tailed deer, Canada geese, muskrats, Steller’s jay, racoons, osprey, bald eagles, and Columbian ground squirrels. The Wolf Education and Research Center is located one mile from the entrance to the park.

Wolf Education & Research Center

Located one mile past the entrance to the state park is the Wolf Education and Research Center, the center offers a rare opportunity to learn and observe more about the wolf in its natural habitat. The Center is open:

Memorial Day to Labor Day:
Open daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, 7 days a week, for self-guided tours & general visitation. Guided tours available daily 7:30 am and 7:00 pm except Sunday p.m. and Monday a.m. Call ahead to reserve your place as space is limited for each tour.

Weekends in May and September:
Open from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for self-guided tours & general visitation. Guided tours are available these weekends with 24 hour notice. If you would like to take a guided tour please call ahead (24 hours) to book your time slot. Same day tours are difficult and may not be available.

All Other Times:
Guided tours are available outside the above listed hours with twenty-four hour notice. Same day tours are difficult and may not be available. To make reservations or for more information call (888) 422-1110 Ext. 3.

Other links:

Greater Craigmont Area Chamber of Commerce
North Central idaho Travel Association