Hells Canyon of the Snake River


The deepest gorge in North America is known as Hell's Canyon, and it has class 3-4 rapids on trips ranging from one day to 6 days. This is a big volume river with large wave rapids that offer thrills and fun for all ages. Interesting geological formations, petroglyphs and historical sites add to the magic. May to Mid June is the high water time with greenery and the most wildlife action. During early season, minimum age is usually 10. As the water drops, the river is appropriate for ages 7 and up.
River Information
Permits
  • Permits are distributed via a lottery system. Permit application may be submitted December 1 through January 31st. Online application
Shuttles
Put-In
  • Hells Canyon Dam Boat Ramp
Take-Out
  • Heller Bar
Miles
  • 79
Campsites
Hells Canyon Jet Boat Trips & Lodging
White Bird, ID
Jet Back / transports for Hikers, Rafters and gear in Hells Canyon. Pittsburg Landing to the Dam and Salmon River confluence to Pittsburg Landing or the Dam. Jet Boat Tours, Jet Boat fishing trips. Motel & RV Park and Campground on the Salmon River, just 17 miles from Pittsburg Landing.
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