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Hells Gate State Park, Lewiston

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  • I love going to Hells Gate. There's just such a family vibe there and that's hard to find on some of the beaches.  more »
  • We traveled throughout northern Idaho and Montana, and visited several areas of interest pertaining to the Lewis & Clark expedition. The Lewis & Clark Discovery Center at Hell's Gate State Park was th...  more »
  • Stayed at Hells Gate State Park campground. We have a 40 ft motor home and a tow vehicle and there is plenty of room. I recommend booking a back-in site for a little more privacy. The pull thru sites ...  more »
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  • Really nice shady place. On Snake River with access to water to cool off and float. Marina not over crowded, easy boat launching. Hopefully they can dredge soon though. You can rent a boat slip so you don't have to relaunch each day. RV sites have plenty of room between them and extra room for a tent also. Each loop has plenty of shade, which is important since we happen to hit a 100+ heat wave week. River water temps ran between 72-75, perfect! There is a swimming area with beach, tables and playground. Also suggest the Jet Boat tours available, at Hells Gate State Park. The only thing I wish they had was more sites with sewer hookup, but other than that, we really enjoyed this Idaho State Park.
  • Nice setting with trees for shade, a decent beach area with playground for kids. The bathrooms could get more attention. Overall the RV camping spaces worked well for our needs, reliable power even during a heatwave...good water pressure. Just lacking on reliable cell signals if that matters to you.
  • Great park. Huge sites. Staff was friendly... Turned on the sprinklers for us when it was hot. Beach was close and uncrowded. About five degrees cooler in the park than in Lewiston. Close to recreation and great motorcycle rides.
  • I have been in this place once and camped for two nights. To me this is a good park to camp. Facilities such as toilet, bathroom and drinking water is available and well maintained. It's along a river and people can enjoy boat riding. The staff were friendly. RV's camping is available. Camper can rent cottageor used their own tent. This place is in a fair distance to some malls. So don't worry, you may buy your needs there if you have car. In conclusion, I recommend this place.
  • Very nice campground. The Lewis and Clark museum and their staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Only negative was the park ranger failed to enforce campfire regulations. Stage 1 restrictions were in effect. Adjacent camp site's campfire was left unattended and had 3 foot high flames and embers floating in the air, for over 2 hours! Frequent ranger checks of the campground while campfires are in use, should be required.
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