15th Anniversary Celebration

May 15th, 2021

Center Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm / Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm

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


    Special Event

    14th Anniversary Celebration

    May 16th, 2020

    After MUCH discussion and consideration, the Board of the Jack O'Connor Center made the decision, at the monthly meeting this morning, to cancel our May 16th events.  At this time there is no rescheduled date. 

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    Special Event

    14th Anniversary Celebration

    May 16th, 2020

    Saturday, May 16th @ 6:00 pm

    • Red Lion Hotel, Seaport Room
    • $50 per person or $95 per couple
      (reservations required) Banquet, auction (both silent and live auctions) and special guest speaker, Idaho Governor, Brad Little

    If you wish to donate auction items, we will be accepting them through April 30th.

    Please make selection:
    Only Visa 
    & Mastercard

    FREE Saturday, May 16th @ 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    • 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.
  • Join the Legacy



    sponsors needed

    21" Tall - Monument Sponsor Bronze

    Join the legacy by sponsoring the outdoor monument to be installed at the entrance of the Jack O'Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center, in Lewiston, Idaho.

    Learn More Here

    “The commitment one makes to excel in a chosen field is of course very personal. I have promised myself to be as faithful to nature as possible and to recreate some of the magnificent wildlife that I have been privileged to observe, admire and come to love. ”  -Rick Taylor


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

Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 1pm - 4pm

Mailing address:
PO Box 394, Lewiston, ID 83501

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