White Bird Area and the Salmon RiverWhite Bird Idaho is a small town located on the Salmon River, with access via State Hwy 95, approximately 20 miles south of Grangeville Idaho.  The Nez Perce National Forest is a vast public land that embraces the region and provides the ultimate in outdoor recreation including hunting, fishing, trail riding, hiking, backpacking and other land based sports.

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C4 Ranch and Lodge is located on over 20,000 acres of private land on the shores of the Salmon River and also is less than 20 miles from the Snake River and the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.  These waterways offer ample opportunities for water sports including jetboat tours, whitewater rafting and fishing adventures.


White Bird Idaho gets its name from a Nez Perce Indian Chief White Bird who roamed the region between the Snake River and Salmon River and its tributaries in the mid to late 1800’s. Cited in an historical reference book about Idaho County, it was stated that:

White Bird was named after that grim Indian chief who, at the battle of White Bird Canyon, is said to have led the war whoops and to have taunted the escaping soldiers while he waved a bunch of scalps tied to a pole.”

Non-treaty Chief White Bird often disputed with Chief Joseph regarding the command of the united forces of the Nez Perce Indian tribes.  Neither had signed the treaty of 1863 that would require the tribe to relocate to the Nez Perce Indian Reservation in Lapwai.  [Read the full story.]

Elk Herd in February 2010 Central Idaho

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