Pittsburg Landing Boat Launch

  

River boaters unloading at Pittsburg Landing ramp

The Pittsburg Landing Boat Launch is adjacent to the Pittsburg Campground on the the Wild and Scenic Snake River in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. This large boating facility is open year-round and can accommodate large trailers with jetboats or rafts. The facility has accessible parking and toilets with paved roads however the ramp itself is not accessible. With access to the Snake River for fishing, boating, historic intepretation, and exploring and hiking, the facility is popular throughout the year. The Deer Creek road is maintained by the County as is steep and narrow for the last few miles after entering into the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations are needed for this site.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No fees are required fot this site.
Permit Info: A Snake River boaters permit is required for all float boats and power boats visiting Hells Canyon above Cache Creek Ranch.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: White Bird, Idaho (19 miles); Riggins, Idaho (45 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

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 boat launch.

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 boat launch.

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.


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Amenities

Boat ramp Concrete 2 lane ramp
Toilets Vault toilets
Picnic tables 2 small table near site
Parking Upper and lower trailer and RV parking