Visitor Info

Newport is a charming small community, so why not turn your day trip into a weekend visit? Enjoy the Lavender Festival and choose from several other activities around town.

Shop in Downtown Newport: Take a stroll through several great shops and historic buildings. Local shops offer a great selection of unique finds from beads to books and clothes to home decor. Don't miss Owens Deli; they still serve old fashioned fountain drinks at the original counter!

Visit the Pend Oreille Historical Museum: See the 16 foot steam driven sawmill generator, learn about local history, and walk through reconstructed original log cabins and an eclectic gift shop. For more, visit the Pend Oreille County Museum website.

Tour Albeni Falls Dam: Take a guided tour of this hydroelectric powerhouse and dam built in the 1950s. Enjoy scenic overlooks, picnic grounds and visitor center exhibits. Albeni Falls Dam and its tours are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Go Fishing or Birding: The unspoiled landscape of Pend Oreille County is a paradise for anglers and birdwatchers alike. Lakes, rivers, and streams offer up many species of trout as well as whitefish, yellow perch, and northwest salmon in select locations. To find those secret spots, try the Colville National Forest Regional Fisheries website. To catch of glimpse of osprey, blue heron, or bald eagles, check out the Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance website and don't miss their Birding Map.

More Local Attractions: Still looking for more? Visit Camden Creek Lavender Farm and find premium lavender products as well as live plants for sale. Or go all out and drive the scenic 280-mile International Selkirk Loop!

Lodging and Links

There are a number of lodging options available in and around Newport. Below are a few links to help you plan your weekend getaway.

Motels and B&Bs:
    Where to Stay - Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce
    Lodging - Pend Oreille River Tourism Alliance (PORTA)

Camping and RV:
    Things to do - PORTA (scroll down to camping)
    Camp Sites - Colville National Forest
    Old American Campground - KM Resorts

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