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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Public welcome at Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s water potato celebration

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is holding its annual Water Potato Celebration on Monday through Thursday at Heyburn State Park.

Members of the public are welcome to join the tribe and local school children as they gather the starchy tubers from marshy areas around the lake and learn about the tribe’s traditional foods and tools.

The events begin around 9:30 a.m. each day and last until early afternoon. People who want to dig for water potatoes are encouraged dress for muddy conditions, with boots and waders. The University of Idaho extension office is also participating in the events.

The activities take place at the campground adjacent to park headquarters at 57 Chacolet Road, Plummer, Idaho.