Gumboot Creek Fish Interpretive Site

Roadside interpretive site with pine trees in background

The Gumboot Creek Fish Interpretive Site is a small roadside stop located along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. The interpretive panel describes the benefits of logs in Gumboot Creek for enhancing fisheries habitat. 

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Parking
Fees: No fees are required for this site.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
Closest Towns: Enterprise, Oregon (38 miles) ; Halfway, Oregon (40 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Wallowa Mountains Office

General Information


From Enterprise, Oregon travel south on Oregon State 82 towards Joseph for about 6.5 miles; In Joseph turn left on Oregon State 350 and go about 8 miles to the Wallowa Loop Road; Turn right on the Wallowa Loop Road (also known as the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) and travel on this road which eventually becomes Forest Road 39 for 23.7 miles to the site; The interpretive display is on the right side of the road along Gumboot Creek.

From Halfway, Oregon head east out of town for 1 mile on Record Road to Highway 86; Once on Highway 86 go 9 miles to Wallowa Loop Road (also known as Forest Road 39 and Hells Canyon Scenic Byway) towards Enterprise and Joseph; Turn left on the Wallowa Loop Road/Forest Road 39 and travel about 29.5 miles to the site; The interpretive display is on the left side of the road along Gumboot Creek.

Advisory: The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is usually closed by snow from late October through late May or early June and is not passable with motor vehicles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Interpretive Areas


Interpretive Site: Display panel about benefit of logs in stream for fisheries habitat
Parking: Raodside parking are for 1-2 vehicles

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