Rainbow Gathering Information

The Rainbow Family of Living Light has chosen a site on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest for its 2020 national gathering ("Rainbow Gathering"). The event will coincide with the Fourth of July holiday and participants have already begun arriving. The forest will experience the highest concentration of visitors during the first week of July. They selected an area near Forest Service Road #241 on the Salmon River Ranger District, just outside the community of Riggins, Idaho, for their gathering.

The Rainbow Family is a loose-knit group of people from throughout the USA and other countries. Each summer they hold a national gathering to pursue social and spiritual activities and pray for world peace. Since 1972, the event has taken place on a different National Forest each year. Crowds range from 2,000 to 10,000 forest visitors.

The USDA Forest Service manages the annual event in close coordination with Tribal, state and local partners to protect the health and safety of everyone involved, and to lessen environmental impacts to the site by providing information and enforcing laws.



News Releases

  • June 27, 2020 - "Rainbow Family national gathering to occur on Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest"


  • None at this time


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