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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

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Contact Info
USDA Forest Service
1550 Dewey Ave
PO Box 907
Baker City, OR 97814

Phone:
541-523-6391

Description

Hells Canyon was designated a national recreation area in 1975. The 652,500 acre canyon has a maximum depth of 7,900 ft making it the deepest gorge in North America.

Major attractions are the Snake River with jet boats and float craft permitted, 3 Wild and Scenic Rivers, Hells Canyon All American Scenic Byway, National Trails, and the Hells Canyon Wilderness.

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Basic Directions

From Portland, OR: Drive east on I-84 to LaGrande,OR (approx 5 hours) or to Baker City, Oregon (approx 6 hours) to reach our recreation area.

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