If you want a real escape, outstanding outdoor adventure and small town charm - St. Maries, Idaho is just waiting to be explored. From the Jet Boat Races to the Paul Bunyon festival, St. Maries Chamber of Commerce provides you with all the recreation, businesses, lodging and more for the "Hidden Jewel of the Gem State". We're the small town with big adventure and welcome you to come here and unplug.

This quiet little mountain town is situated in a beautiful, timbered valley which includes two major rivers and a multitude of lakes.

Whether you're just looking for a nice family getaway for the weekend, looking to catch a river boat race on the St. Joe, or you're coming for one of our annual events or music festivals - you won't be disappointed in the welcoming and peaceful atmosphere that St. Maries delivers.

The lush valley of the St. Joe River is the spectacular setting for the town of St. Maries. The mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests provide a scenic back for the town. Some of the best boating and water recreation anywhere can be found in St. Maries on the St. Joe River, St. Maries River, Coeur d’Alene Lake, and other lakes and rivers surrounding the area. The St. Joe is a free-flowing 120 mile river offering adventures from whitewater rafting to peaceful float trips.

St. Maries (which is located about 2.5 hours from the Canadian border) is the county seat of Benewah County and has a population of about 2800. Find out more about St. Maries »