Pittsburg Rockart Interpretive Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Large smooth hat shaped rock at Pittsburg Rockart Interpretive Site in grassy field

Located on the hills above the Wild and Scenic Snake River, the Pittsburg Rockart Interpretive Site explains the petroglyphs (carvings on stone) and pictographs (paintings on stone) and scratchings left by Native Americans in Hells Canyon. The site has many examples of this rock art work along a short kid friendly trail.

Located nearby are Pittsburg Campground and Pittsburg Landing Boat Launch.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Parking
Fees No fees or passes are required for this site.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: White Bird, Idaho (20 miles); Riggins, Idaho (46 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clarkston- 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 Hihgway 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 miles to Forest Road 493A; Turn left on Forest Road 493A and go 1 mile to the interpretive site on the rightside.

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 miles to Forest Road 493A; Turn left on Forest Road 493A and go 1 mile to the interpretive site on the rightside.

Advisory: the Deer Creek Road and Forest Road 493 is a steep, narrow winding paved gravel road.


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Activities


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Amenities

Interpretive Site Interpretive panels of petroglyphs, pictographs and scratchings in canyon
Parking Paved parking area for cars and RVs
Accessible Parking area and paths to display panels
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Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.62630300000001

  Longitude : 
-116.467794

  Elevation : 
1280 feet

 

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