Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm / Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Closed Monday.

Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm / Saturday - Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Jack O’Connor was the undisputed dean of outdoor writers.

For decades, his feature articles in Outdoor Life Magazine brought excitement, enjoyment and a sense of appreciation for wildlife and hunting to millions of people throughout the world.

The sense of adventure that came alive in his many writings inspired, informed, and educated outdoorsmen and hunters about wildlife conservation and modern wildlife management.

What's Happening

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    18th Anniversary Celebration

    April 27th, 2024

    All proceeds benefit the exhibits and programs of the Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

    Open House 

    Saturday, April 27th 

    • FREE Admission
    • Jack O’Connor Center, Hells Gate State Park
    • Anniversary Open House, Gun Show of collector and custom firearms, and Outdoor Writer’s Forum with renowned writers from across the country.
    • Admission is free to the Park for the event, but does not allow access to other areas of the Park.

    Banquet & Auction

    Saturday, April 27th

    • Hells Canyon Grand Hotel
    • $75 per person
      (reservations required - please call 208-743-5043)
    • Banquet, auction (both silent and live auctions)
    • Special guest speaker: John Kruse, experienced outdoors writer and radio broadcaster
    • Rifle Raffle for Winchester Custom Tribute .270
    • Live and Silent Auctions
    Please make selection:
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    & Mastercard


The Jack O'Connor Heritage Center
Hells Gate State Park
5600 Hells Gate Road
Hells Gate State Park, Lewiston ID 83501

Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Closed Monday.

Mailing address:
PO Box 394, Lewiston, ID 83501

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