You know the saying “You should never judge a book by its cover?” Well, we think the same idea should apply to towns as well. After all, every Idaho town has a unique history, and sometimes it’s the smallest towns that have the biggest surprises. This couldn’t be truer when it comes to the history of Culdesac, a little slice of small-town Idaho located near Lewiston. Although visiting it today you’d come across a sleepy little community of not even 400 residents, you’d be surprised to know that this town started out as an outlaw hideout in the days of the Old West. In fact, the people of Culdesac consider this a treasured part of their community’s history, and they won’t let you forget it. Come along as we delve into some of the fun things to do in Culdesac, Idaho!

Did you know about the history of Culdesac as an outlaw hideout? Have you ever visited this little slice of small-town Idaho? If so, we’d love to read about your experience in the comments section below.

We love learning fascinating tidbits like this about our Idaho towns! For more interesting Idaho facts, check out 8 Weird Things You Didn’t Know About The History Of Idaho.

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Adventures in Idaho

Where can we find other small towns in Idaho?

  • Almo sits near the entrance to popular City of Rocks National Reserve.
  • Grace, located in Southern Idaho is near many hidden Idaho gems like Black Canyon and the Niter Ice Cave.
  • Kamiah, located in the Bitterroot Mountains next to the Clearwater River, features a beautiful riverfront city park.

Read on to learn more about the other charming small towns in Idaho.

Where can we find campgrounds in Idaho?

  • Salmon Falls Reservoir located near Twin Falls is a great place for campers who are also fishing enthusiasts.
  • Stanley Lake Campground is the Sawtooth Mountains along beautiful Stanley Lake and offers water activities and hiking.
  • The Heyburn and Sockeye Campground at Redfish Lake is situated around the lake and is also one of the most popular campgrounds in the state,

Read on to learn more about other campgrounds in Idaho.

Where can we find state parks in Idaho?

  • Old Mission State Park in Coeur d'Alene is an 18-acre park featuring a restored Parish house, an interpretive center, a historic cemetery, and more.
  • Harriman State Park in Island Park is an 11,000-acre Idaho gem featuring an abundance of wildlife, horseback trails, and fly fishing, among other activities.
  • Ponderosa State Park in McCall is a 1,000-acre park with a lake, hiking trails, wildlife sightings, and camping opportunities.

Read on to learn more about the other wonderful state parks in Idaho.