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The county seat and largest city is Jerome. The Minidoka Relocation Camp, one of ten Japanese American internment camps set up during World War II, was located in Jerome County, six miles north of Eden.
The County is famous for it's huge variety of hunting opportunities! Elk, Deer, Antelope, Big Horn Sheep, Pheasant, Turkey, Grouse, Dove and many many more species are waiting to be found. Any fisherman of the west will tell you that the mighty Snake river and it's tributaries are teaming with a variety of fish and the world's best fishing. The Idaho Cutthroat trout is a true Idaho Native and a small-stream catch you won't forget. Most of the west's famous Salmon head home to Idaho for nesting each year and the most avid fisherman in the U.S. are right here with them.
The Magic Valley is a center of attention for bird watchers. The Snake River corridor running from the Massacre Rocks exit on Interstate 84 to Mountain Home offers visitors nearly 300 species of birds to view.
Waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, and wading birds are common along the Snake River Plain through the spring, summer and fall. Golden eagles are frequently seen along the canyon walls of the Snake River and bald eagles are winter visitors. Great Blue Heron can be seen patiently waiting for their next meal to swim within range.
Miles and miles of trail lay in front of the ambitious hiker, biker, or ORV rider. Travelers will find a range of terrain to tour as they explore the vast trail systems connecting the mountains and valleys of the Minidoka Ranger District.
For people looking to the rugged mountains to see big game and songbirds; driving north from Interstate 84 may be the ticket. From the high desert of the Bennett Mountains to the pine covered slopes of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, the scenery is spectacular and the wildlife abundant.
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If you are visiting Idaho for the first time it can take years to explore this mountainous state. We recommend three areas you might find interesting:
Bear Lake County which contains Bear Lake, a large scenic lake often called "Caribbean of the Rockies" for its intense turquoise blue water;
Lemhi County family oriented adventures, from fishing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, camping, to white water rafting, and kayaking;
Adams County with gateways to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and, to the west is the Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area, the deepest river gorge in North America.
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