The confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in Lewiston, Idaho has made this city one of the largest inland ports in the United States. Thanks to the Army Corp of Engineers there are locks on the Snake River that control flooding and allow large ships to carry timber and other goods to the Pacific Ocean.
The town began because of the discovery of gold in nearby Pierce. The city gets its name from Meriwether Lewis who passed through the area on the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805. The town has many outdoor recreational opportunities with the rivers and lakes created by the dams. The Nez Perce tribe was living on the land before the settlers came and today they have built the Clearwater River Casino on the reservation.
An earthen formation led to the legend of the Nez Perce about the "Sleeping Chief'' and visitors to the casino can see this legend for themselves as they enter the area. The casino is just one part of the resort. They also have a luxury hotel, pool, restaurant, deli, lounge, gift shop, RV park, gas station, convenience store and Bingo games. Besides the outdoor recreation there are also historical sites and museums nearby.
There are fifty rooms at the hotel with double, queen or king sized beds. There is free internet access and it can be used if guests have an Ethernet cable. Some of the rooms have comfortable couches. The rooms are all non smoking and they have bed options for ADA rooms. The Clearwater River Casino and Hotel have two suites that feature a spa and a private bedroom.
The resort is four miles east of Lewiston and is adjacent to the Clearwater River. A large swimming pool and spa area are available for guests. Check in is 4:00 pm and check out is 12:00 noon. Guests can make reservations online or by phone. There is plenty of free parking on site. There are safe deposit boxes at the front desk for valuables.
Riverside Restaurant is open daily from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. They serve breakfast specials Monday through Friday as well as dinner specials. There is special pricing for children and seniors. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights they offer special buffets. There is also a Saturday and Sunday brunch buffet.
Another food offering is in the Riverside Deli which is open twenty four hours a day seven days a week. They have quick breakfast items, sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza, soup, popcorn and ice cream treats.
Guests can enjoy the Riverside Oasis Lounge from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am. They serve beer and wine and have a menu with appetizers and food.
There are six hundred different slot machines in the casino. Some are progressive slots with many of everyone's favorites. The machines take pennies up to five dollars. Bingo is also played on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. The games begin at 6:00pm everyday but Sunday when they start at 1:00 pm.
The RV Park has 33 full hook ups with 20/30/50 amp spaces. There is a coin operated laundry facility, vending machines and a seasonal outdoor pool.