Jack O'Connor Hunting & Heritage Center

The home of the Jack O'Connor® Hunting Heritage & Education Center sits high on a grassy hilltop in Idaho's Hells Gate State Park, overlooking the banks of the Snake River, not far from the entrance to Hells Canyon, and just a short distance from the home where Jack O'Connor® lived in Lewiston, Idaho.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors pass through the Lewis-Clark Valley each year, many on their way to explore Hells Canyon or to enjoy the outdoor recreation the region offers. The Jack O'Connor® Center is ideally situated above the banks of the Snake River and tells the story of the famous outdoor writer Jack O'Connor® , along with displays of his extensive collection of hunting trophies.

The Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation and the non-profit Jack O'Connor® Hunting Heritage & Education Corporation have entered into a partnership to bring this unique visitor center to Idaho.

The Jack O'Connor® Hunting Heritage & Education Center:

  • Serves as a memorial to the legacy of Jack O'Connor® , one of the foremost outdoor writers of the 20th century, displaying his collection of trophy heads, his writings, guns, and related memorabilia.
  • Promotes and perpetuates the hunting heritage of America
  • Educates the public about the important role hunting plays in modern resource management.
  • Educates future generations of Americans about safe and ethical hunting
For Additional
Please Contact

Jack O'Connor
Hunting Heritage
Education Center
P O BOX 394
Lewiston, ID 83501

Office: 208-743-5043
Fax: 208-798-4980

Summer Hours of Operation: Mid June untill Late Sept.

Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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