Hells Canyon National Recreation Area- Snake River


Wild section of Snake River with rocky canyon and river rapids

The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) straddles both sides of the Snake River in both Oregon and Idaho. The recreation sites listed below (boat launches, campgrounds, interpretive sites, historic ranches) in this recreation section are found within 1/4 mile of the Wild and Scenic Snake River.  All other upland sites and all trails along the Snake River for both Oregon and Idaho are found in the Hells Canyon NRA- Oregon, or Hells Canyon NRA - Idaho recreation area sections.

Popular recreation areas include the Hells Canyon Creek Visitor Center and Hells Canyon Boat Launch, Kirkwood Historic Ranch, Pittburgs Landing Boat Launch, Pittburg Campground, and Cache Creek Ranch

Local Oregon, Idaho and Washington communities that have a variety of services (i.e. fuel, loding, stores and/or restaurants) are Riggins, Lewiston, Grangeville, Whitebird, and Lucille, Idaho; and Imnaha and Pine Creek, Oregon; and Clarkston and Asotin, Washington. These communities are within one hour of the recreation area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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