Recreation Report - Hells Canyon Idaho

The developed recreation site report provides the current known conditions for the main recreation sites in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area - Idaho. This recreation area includes sites found on the Idaho side of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area from Black Lake north to Deer Creek Road. Recreation sites along the Snake River are found on the Hells Canyon- Snake River Recreation Report.

A recreation site that is shown as 'MAINTAINED' has been inspected the district recreation manager, the known hazards (e.g. uprooted trees, downed branches, rockslides, damaged structures) have been removed, and annual maintenance tasks have been completed.

  • Hazards may occur at any time so always be prepared for unplanned events. Typical hazards include downed trees, flooded sites, rocks and snow on the road, etc.
  • Please be advised that late spring and early fall snow levels are ever changing and that roads and trails may be covered with snow. Contact your local Ranger District for the most current information on roads and trails.

Campgrounds

 Campgrounds  Fee  Maintained Conditions
 Black Lake  No NO 7/7/2022 STILL CLOSED FOR WINTER
 Seven Devils  No NO

5/25/2022 STILL CLOSED FOR WINTER

Not suitable for RVS and large camp trailers.

 Windy Saddle            No NO

7/7/2022

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Day-Use Sites

 Day-Use Sites  Fee  Maintained Conditions
 Heavens Gate Trailhead  No
 
YES

*no potable water at any of these sites*

 Low Saddle Trailhead  No NO

*no potable water at any of these sites*

 Pittsburg Saddle Viewpoint  No
No
Facilities

6/10/2022 OPEN

*no potable water at any of these sites*

 Sawpit Saddle Viewpoint  No NO

*no potable water at any of these sites*

 Windy Saddle Trailhead No ongoing July-Oct

*no potable water at any of these sites*