New Meadows is a rural city in Adams County, Idaho, United States, at the southern and upper end of the Meadows Valley, on the Little Salmon River. New Meadows is located at the junction of the primary north-south highway in the state, U.S. Route 95, and State Highway 55, which connects it with McCall and Boise.
The city of New Meadows hosts the last surviving Pacific and Idaho Northern (PIN) Railroad Depot. The depot was built in 1910 and served as the northern end of the PIN Railroad. It is a significant cultural and historical resource, located in the Payette River Scenic Byway corridor in the city of New Meadows, at the junction of US-95 and state highway 55. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The depot is an asset for the community of New Meadows and currently functions as a community center for the local area.
Two established alpine ski areas, Brundage Mountain and the Little Ski Hill are less than ten miles to the east, both on the west side of the Valley/Adams county line. The MeadowCreek golf resort is a few miles northwest of town. Payette Lake and the surrounding areas in McCall offer numerous recreational opportunities, and further north along US-95 is Riggins, the gateway to the Salmon River and the Seven Devils Mountains. Five miles north of New Meadows is Zim’s Hot Springs.
The only school in New Meadows is the Meadows Valley School, which houses all thirteen grades, K-12.