Pittsburg Campground overlooks the Wild and Scenic Snake River in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. This large facility is open year-round with 28 tent/trailer sites many of which can accommodate large RVs and trailers. The accessible facility has accessible campsites and toilets with paved roads and camp spurs. Drinking water is seasonally available. With access to the Snake River for fishing, boating, historic intepretation, exploring and hiking within minutes of the campground, the facility is popular throughout the year. The Deer Creek road is maintained by the County and is steep and narrow for the last few miles after entering into the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Pittsburg Landing Boat Launch
Pittsburg Rockart Interpretive Site
At a Glance
No reservations are needed for this site.
||Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Single unit campsites = $8.00/night. A fee station is available at the campground. This is a year-round fee and is still charged even during the winter months when the drinking water is not available. Visitors going on the river for extended trips will need to pay for the multiple nights they occupy a campsite.
||General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
||White Bird, Idaho (19 miles); Riggins, Idaho (45 miles)
||Potable Water - seasonal
From White Bird, Idaho head south on Highway 95 for about 0.5 miles to Old Highway 95 at mile marker 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Area); Turn right on Old Highway 95 and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediately after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 17.5 miles to the Campground.
From Riggins, Idaho head north on Highway 95 for about 27 miles to Old Highway 95 at mile marker 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Site); Turn left on Old Highway 95 and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediately after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 17.5 miles to the Campground.
Advisory: The Deer Creek Road and Forest Road 493 is a steep, narrow, winding gravel road. Large RV and vehicles with trailers must use extreme caution.