Huckleberry Picking

Big Joy in Little Berries

Take in majestic views of Lake Pend Oreille and the surrounding mountain ranges while you feast your taste buds on delicious bursts of huckleberry goodness.  Whether or not you've ever enjoyed these iconic Northwest berries, you are in for a tangy, sweet, and tart treat. Our typical huckleberry season lasts from late July until August but this can vary depending on current weather & seasonal conditions.

Sweetness worth stopping for! Eating these berries may make you forget that you came for a hike and two hours later you could find yourself only 100 feet down the trail with a full belly and a silly purple smile.

Stop at the Summer Activity Center before you head out and pick up a trail map and ask the staff about possible huckleberry picking shuttles on the weekends. Plus the folks there have a wealth of insider tips on the best trails to suit your day, and important safety information too!

*Please note that the use of rakes or tools when collecting berries is not allowed at Schweitzer. Hand picking only. 

2023 Huckleberry Shuttle

(Sold out for 2023! Call 208-255-3081 for waitlist.) 

Want to go pick some huckleberries with us in our special spots? Sign up to join us on the huckleberry shuttle and we'll take you to a hot picking spot with very little hiking required. Total trip time lasts about 1 ½-2 hours. Family friendly activity! Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

DATES: (berry permitting)

  • July 29
  • August 5
  • August 12
  • August 19

9:00am at the Clock Tower
Must reserve your spot by Friday, the day before at 4:00pm via Activity Center 208-255-3081 (reopens June 16)

$12 per person ages 7+
(6 & under free with accompanying adult. Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.)

For more information or questions, call the Activity Center at 208-255-3081 open daily June 16 - September 4, 2023