Hat Point Overlook and Day Use Area

  

Mountain and canyon view from Hat Point

Located on the ridgeline above Hells Canyon the Hat Point Overlook and Day Use Area offers fantastic views of canyon and the Wild and Scenic Snake River. The site has interpretive panels of the canyon resources and several scenic overlooks of the canyon below. A climb up the fire lookout tower allows better views of the river and rugged canyon landscape.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are needed for this site.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No fees are needed for this site.
Open Season: July
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang glider and other mechanical equipment is prohibited in the Wilderness area.
Closest Towns: Enterprise, Oregon (59 miles); Imnaha, Oregon (23 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From Enterprise, Oregon travel south 6 miles on Highway 82 towards Joseph; In Joseph turn left on Highway 350 and go 30 miles to Imnaha, Oregon; In Imnaha travel about 21 miles on Forest Road 2640 (Hat Point Road) to Forest Road 315. Forest Road 315 is about 0.5 miles past the Memaloose Guard Station and Airstrip; Turn right on Forest Road 315 and go 1.5 miles to the day use entrance on the right side of the road.

ADVISORY: Forest Road 2640 is very steep, and narrow. Low clearance vehicles, RVs and vehicles pulling trailers are advised to use caution when traveling the lower sections of this road. The road can also be slippery when wet or frozen and is not recommended for trailers in the late fall and winter.


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Activities


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Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Toilets Accessible vault toilets
Accessible Accessible vault toilets and paths
Picnic tables At site
Parking Trailer and RV parking
Interpretive Site Displays of Hells Canyon