In the town of Kooskia the Middle Fork and South Fork join to form the main Clearwater which continues for 75 miles to the confluence with the Snake River. Lewis and Clark descended this river, putting in at Canoe Camp just downstream of Orofino.
Highway 12 parallels the river and offers a number of access points for day trips. The
A number of access points are available along Highway 12.
turn to Kooskia: Highway 12 mile 73.9
Button Beach: Highway 12 mile 71.8
bridge in Kamiah (downstream river left): Highway 12 mile 66.8
Long Camp: Highway 12 mile 60.9
Five Mile: Highway 12 mile 54.5
Greer: Highway 12 mile 51.5
Zans: Highway 12 mile 49.3
turn for Orofino: Highway 12 mile 44.0
Pink House: Highway 12 mile 39.1
Harper's: Highway 12 mile 33.9
Lenore: Highway 12 mile 28.2
access: Highway 12 mile 27.8
informal access: Highway 12 mile 26.2
Cherry Lane: Highway 12 mile 20.9
McKay's Bend Campground: Highway 12 mile 18.6
Gibb's Eddy: Highway 12 mile 16.2
Upper Hog Island: Highway 95 mile 305.1
Lower Hog Island: Highway 95 mile 306.5
Lower Goose: Highway 95 mile 307.4
access: Highway 95 mile 309.0
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