Clearwater National Forest representatives accepted an award naming Lolo Pass the 2006 State of Idaho Visitor Center of the Year at the Idaho Governor's Conference on Recreation and Tourism held in Lewiston in mid-May.
Pass, a unique area at the state line between Idaho and Montana along
U.S. Highway 12, offers a rest area for travelers and an interpretive
center, nature trail, picnic sites and interpretive programs for tourists.
Partners include the transportation departments for the
states of Idaho and Montana, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation,
Glade Creek Idaho State Park, Traveler's Rest State Park in Montana,
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Northwest Interpretive Association.
Then, four years ago, a newly constructed log building opened as the Lolo Pass Visitor Center in conjunction with the Stateline Rest Area. Each year 80,000 recreation visitors stop at the site to view interpretive exhibits. In the winter cross-country skiers and snowmobilers enjoy their favorite winter activity in the snow.