Recreation Report - Hells Canyon Snake River

 

**To slow the spread of COVID-19, we are aligning our operations with State executive orders.

Please consider delaying any travel or gatherings on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Developed recreation sites (Sno-parks, ski areas, campgrounds, boat ramps, trailheads) are closed until further notice, and our offices are temporarily closed to walk-in service. Customer service is available by phone or e-mail. **

 

The developed recreation site report provides the current known conditions for the main recreation sites in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area - Snake River. This recreation area includes sites found on both the Oregon and Idaho side of the Wild and Scenic Snake River from Hells Canyon Dam to Cache Creek Ranch. Recreation sites off the Snake River in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area are found on the Hells Canyon - Oregon and Hells Canyon - Idaho Recreation Reports.

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
Pittsburg, ID  Yes
Weekly

*No potable water or dump station*

FIRE RESTRICTIONS BEGIN JULY 1

Day-Use Sites

Day-Use Sites Fee Maintained Conditions
Cache Creek Ranch, OR  No

Yes

Staffed with Volunteer
 Dug Bar Traihead/Boat Launch, OR No
 
 River boating permit required in secondary season. Limited winter maintenance
 Hells Canyon Creek Boat Launch, OR No
Yes
 

Self Issued boating permit required in SECONDARY SEASON (September 11th through the Thursday before Memorial Day)

Reservation Permits required during PRIMARY SEASON (Friday preceding Memorial Day weekend through September 10th)

 Hells Canyon Creek Visitor Center, OR  No
Yes

10/4/2019: closed for the season

 Kirkwood Historic Ranch, ID  No
Yes
Staffed with Volunteers
 Pittsburg Rockart Interpretive Site, ID No

Yes

 
 Upper Pittsburg Picnic Area, ID No
Yes
 




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