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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Lewiston

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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located on the borders of the U.S. states of Oregon and Idaho. The recreation area, which is managed by the United States Forest Service as part of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, was established by U.S. Congress in 1975 to protect the historic and archaeological values of the Hells Canyon area and the area of the Snake River between Hells Canyon Dam and the Oregon-Washington border.Roughly 215000acre of the recreation area are designated the Hells Canyon Wilderness. There are nearly 900mi of hiking trails in the recreation area. The largest portion of the area lies in eastern Wallowa County, Oregon. Smaller portions lie in southwestern Idaho County, Idaho, northwestern Adams County, Idaho, and northeastern Baker County, Oregon.Hells Canyon Archeological DistrictAll or partly included in the HCNRA is the Hells Canyon Archeological District, a 12000acre historic district that is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The district includes 536 contributing sites, 23 contributing buildings, and 58 other contributing structures.
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  • Really fun rapids. Crazy clear water. Wildlife around and in the water. Decent camp spots along the river. Only negative is no camp fires at night. Go on weekdays if possible. On weekends there are a ...  more »
  • Hells Canyon is absolutely worth a visit. In the site Oxbow is located in Oregon, a bridge over the Snake River runs and one is already in the State of Idaho. Now a small narrow road leads us deeper in the Hells Canyon hinnein. The views of the Canyon during the ride were terrific. The water was all blue and again it was amazing shades of green. We on the Hells Canyon Dam went with our caravan it was terrific. Was parked at the visitor center. The Rangerin pointed us to a mountain goat, which we very probably not have discovered. Visitors can jet boat trips unrenehmen that are but expensive. We went back on our Hells Canyon RV Park. Our place was close to the banks of the Snake River under Bäumen.Wir had power + water + Wi-Fi and a fire ring. The showers were afield. You were perfectly fine and the water was hot. We stayed 2 nights and paid only $28.00. That was great, so far away in a Canyon and we had Wi-Fi worked great. It was very reasonably priced. We were on 29.bis 30 August here. .
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  • Visited Hell's Canyon in May. The entire area is so magnificent, you just have to see it to appreciate it. Rugged beauty mixed with plentiful wildlife.  more »
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  • We did a river tour down Hells Canyon that was great.