Craigmont is a rural community with an agricultural based economy, grain & animals. Crops planted and harvested on the Prairie are Winter & Spring Wheat, Winter & Spring Barley, Peas, Lentils, Canola, Flaxes. We also have several Hay & Cattle operations in the area.
City Clerk / Treasurer: 208-924-5432
Craigmont Municipal Airport: 2850 ft. of runway
Fire Dept.: 14 volunteers, 2 trucks
Avg. Temp: 17.2 degrees in January, 80.4 degrees in July
Message from the Mayor: Roger Riggers
Craigmont is a rural community with an agricultural / tourist – based economy located along highway 95, nestled among the gentle rolling hills of the Camas Prairie. Craigmont is actually only 83 years old, becoming “Craigmont” when the town of Ilo and Vollmer, separated by the Camas Prairie railing merged to form one community. Craigmont’s location is a great advantage, being close to all types of recreation.
In less than an hours drive, and in many instances, within a half hour, you can be on the shores of two of the best Steelhead and Salmon fishing rivers in the Pacific Northwest. With the Salmon river to the south and the famous Clearwater River to the north, the Prairie that lies between is also home to record book white tail deer and elk hunting. Also, world class kayaking and whitewater rafting on the Lochsa, Selway and Salmon rivers are all within that one hour drive across the gentle rolling wheat-producing lands of the Camas Prairie. The city of Craigmont’s biggest asset is the people who live in and around the community. The people of Craigmont are friendly, courteous, hardworking, and eager to lend their services for the betterment of the community at all times.
Craigmont’s Gem Community team, Lion’s Club, American Legion Post and Auxiliary, and the Chamber of Commerce are all very active and enthusiastic about the growth of this community. I am honored to serve as mayor of such a wonderful place.