Camas Lilies

Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh is a 3,100 acre wildlife management area in Fairfield. It is habitat for thousands of birds and a great place to go bird watching. In the Spring, the Camas Lilies bloom and cover the marsh in purple flowers. Some Indian Paintbrush and other wildflowers can be seen as well. The bloom usually takes place late May, early June.

The native Shoshone-Bannock Tribes collected the Camas Lily bulb and used them as a food source. Today, the communities celebrate the bloom with the annual Camas Lily Days the first weekend in June.

The marsh may dry up in late summer and fall. Also, heavy snow fall can limit winter travel. Check with the Idaho Fish and Game office before traveling in the off season.

Camas Prairie Centennial Marsh Wildlife Management Area

Where to Stay Nearby?

Fairfield has a plethora of locally owned Airbnbs as well as the Prairie Inn Hotel right in town. The Prairie Inn is a quick walk from Musher’s Mug Coffee, the Forest Service station where you can get tourist information, and even across the street from The Wrangler. On Main Street you can find more restaurants and places to grab drinks. Check out the Camas Chamber of Commerce for more information.

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