Discover the Wonder of Gem County

A destination like no other

Nestled in the southeastern corner of the beautiful state of Idaho, Gem County is a diverse region with many unique attributes. Since its establishment on March 15, 1915, Gem County has evolved to become a vibrant area home to significant economic, cultural, and tourist activity. From sprawling fields rich with the bounty of the land to quaint communities like Emmett, Letha, and Ola, Gem County has plenty to offer its visitors and residents.

A Year-Round Community

Numerous events throughout the year celebrate the inherent beauty of our local area, with the Emmett Cherry Festival and Harvest Festival Street Fair serving to highlight the agricultural activity that occurs across Gem County. The small town feel of our local communities resonates throughout the businesses and residents who make Gem County truly special. Don't let our small size fool you, however. Our close proximity to Boise and convenient position on the banks of the Payette River has helped make Gem County a veritable agricultural powerhouse at the very heart of Idaho.

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From fruit orchards to manufacturing facilities, business developments continue to grow and succeed in Gem County. The impact of these businesses can be felt near and wide, with our local producers exporting their products across the nation. We're also proud to serve as home to countless small businesses and entrepreneurs. Service-based businesses, retailers and niche boutiques, and nonprofits number among the many organizations who have chosen to do business in this part of the state.

Come Visit Gem County

Visitors to Gem County continually remark on the beauty and charm of this incredible region. Whether spending time with local family members, touring southeastern Idaho's sensational wineries, or simply looking for a vacation off the beaten path, Gem County and its residents can't wait to welcome you to the place we call home.

Get to Know Gem County


Looking for the numbers? Explore the figures reported by the United States Census Bureau, which provide a snapshot of life in Gem County.

Economic Development

The incredible impact of our local businesses can be observed across the state and the nation. Our Economic Development Foundation works to foster additional opportunities for our local residents and business owners, providing key support for industries looking to expand in Gem County.


Interested in experiencing the very best that Gem County has to offer? Take a look at our local events calendar and learn how to get involved with our local community.


Visit Gem County and discover our incredible local communities firsthand. Learn more about the many entertainment and tourism options in Emmett and the surrounding area of Idaho.

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