Pittsburg Campground


Area Status: Open
Paved camping sites at Pittsburg Campground

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 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

***FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE JUNE 1 THRU SEPTEMBER 30***

***CHARCOAL FIRES IN FIRE PAN ONLY***

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees: Single unit campsites = $15.00/night. A fee station is available at the campground.  This is a year-round fee and is still charged even during the winter months. Visitors going on the river for extended trips will need to pay for the multiple nights they occupy a campsite.
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: available
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clarkston or Riggins- Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

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 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.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 26 single sites, 2 double sites
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 8 of 27

RV Camping

No electrical or water hook-ups. Centralized waste water dump station.

No. of Sites Total of 28 tent/ RV camper sites; several are double-sized units
Reservation Info Not reservable
Pavement Type of Parking Asphalt pavement campspurs
No. of Accessible sites 8+ sites are accessible

River and Stream Fishing

Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

A Snake River boaters permit is required to launch and use the river year-round.
 

Boating - Non-Motorized

A Snake River boaters permit is required to launch and use the river year-round.
 

Amenities

Camping trailer: 28 tent/trailer sites with shade shelters
Picnic tables: At each campsite
Tent camping: 28 tent /trailer sites with shade shelters
Toilets: Accessible vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities: Overnight fee required year-round
Accessible: Campsites and vault toilets
Boat ramp: At Pittsburg Landing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.63553379310009

  Longitude : 
-116.4775858092076

  Elevation : 
1200