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

Center Info

The Jack O'Connor Center opened June 3, 2006. It is the permanent home of the O'Connor wildlife collection, which is comprised of 65 mounted heads from around the world, numerous photographs and O'Connor memorabilia, as well as a complete collection of O'Connor books and many outdoor magazine articles.

Jack's famous Biesen stocked M-70 .270 is on display as is Eleanor O'Connor's 7x57 Mauser. These two rifles have appeared in more articles and had more written about them than any rifles in history. Other O'Connor firearms are also on display.

The center houses a gift shop with clothing and other logoed merchandise as well as original O'Connor books for sale.

Our Mission

The educational mission of the Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage and Educational Center is to provide, promote and foster educational opportunities inspired by Jack O’Connor’s vision as a noted outdoorsman, author, hunter and conservationist.

Educational Opportunities for All Visitors:

  • A quarter-mile interpretative "Trail of Discovery" linking the Jack O’Connor Center and Hells Gate State Park Discovery Center offers access to a variety of animal habitats and geological features.
  • Fun museum scavenger hunts and searches are available for a wide age range.
  • Videos and literature on the region, as well as many of Jack O’Connor's, are available to visitors.

Volunteer help is always welcome at The Jack O'Connor Center, if you are interested in becoming part of our team please click the button below and fill out the form.

I want to volunteer.

Meeting Room / Event Facility

The Jack O'Connor Hunting Heritage Center offers an ideal facility for meetings and events.

Our 930 Sq. Ft. Classroom/Meeting room has comfortable table seating for over 60 people, with an occupancy limit of 132. 


  • 930 Square Feet of Space
  • Computer/Printer with
    High-Speed Internet Access
  • 40" Flat Panel 1080 Television
    Monitor with DVD Player
  • Ceiling Mounted Overhead
    Projector w/Large Screen
  • Table Seating for 62
  • Maximum occupancy of 132
  • Beautiful view of Snake River 
    and Swallows Nest Rock

Full Day Fee of only $100
9:00am to 4:00pm
(other times available
upon advanced request)

Contact us for advanced reservations

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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