Plummer, St. Maries, and numerous small townships and unincorporated communities call Benewah County home. Benewah County is situated in the south-western part of the panhandle and is the eastern part of the beautiful Palouse Region. This makes Benewah a bit different from the other northern counties in the state. Instead of exclusive deep forests and mountain regions, Benewah County is also home to rolling hills, prairie-like fields, and vast open spaces.
With the St. Joe National Forest, Heyburn State Park, and McCroskey State Park, you’re not shut off from the best of North Idaho’s outdoors. Benewah County also offers a large stretch of the 140 mile St. Joe River, the world’s highest navigable river (it starts at an elevation of 6,487 feet). Enjoy Grade II and III rapids along the river, or fly-fish, swim, and wade in the calm parts.
With only 12 people per square mile, Benewah County is the perfect place to reconnect with yourself, your family, and nature. You truly do get the best of both worlds when you escape to Benewah County. Here you not only get the best nature that North Idaho has to offer, with the Palouse Region and the mountains, but you still have quick and easy access to city life in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane.
If open spaces, rivers, rolling hills and ranch living sounds like heaven on earth to you, please contact me to look around. I promise it’s even better in person.