Musselshell Meadows


Lush green vegetation surrounds the wildlife viewing pond at Musselshell Meadows.

Only 30 minutes southeast of the town of Pierce in north central Idaho, visitors will find Musselshell Meadows.  Home to beautiful and rare wildlife, dense forests, eye catching scenery, and interpretation explaining the significance of the area.  OHV trail riding, hiking, fishing, hunting, scenic driving, horse trail riding, wildlife viewing and for the winter sports enthusiasts, cross country skiing and snowmobiling, are only a few of the fun memory making adventures awaiting you at Musselshell Meadows--and with parking for several vehicles provided, you can bring the whole family!

At a Glance

Current Conditions: FS Road 100 is groomed for snowmobile access during the winter months. Some access to the Musselshell WC area is not plowed during the winter.
Fees No Fee.
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Stock not allowed in meadow.
Closest Towns: Pierce and Weippe, ID
Water: No drinking water provided.
Restroom: 1 vault toilet at north end of meadow near the Trail 40A trailhead
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Lochsa/Powell Ranger District, 208-926-4274

General Information


From Orofino, ID travel east on Highway 12 for 7 miles, then turn Left on ID 11.  Travel for 17.8 miles toward Pierce, where road turns into Musselshell Rd. or FS Road 100.  Travel another 11.5 miles and turn Left onto Rd 535, in 1 mile the Shell will be on your left.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Outdoor Learning

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Scenic Driving

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Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

There are many opportunities for cross country skiing and snow shoeing in the Musselshell Meadows area.  

Click here to see a map of the trails!


During the winter months FS Road 100 is groomed for snowmobile use.

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