Pittsburg Landing near White Bird provides a boat launch ramp into Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America and access to the 652,488 acres of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. A campground, restrooms and trail head complete the site. The gravel road from Hwy. 95 to Pittsburg Landing is narrow and winding but is frequently maintained. It offers spectacular views into the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The Snake River National Recreation Trail # 102 is 26 miles long going upriver, best in spring or fall, takes you up the river to the Historic Kirkwood Ranch after just 6 miles.
Hells Canyon is also accessible from Lewiston to the north and Cambridge to the south. Outfitters offer jet boat trips from both Lewiston and Cambridge and float trips from White Bird and Cambridge. See www.visitidaho.org/whitewater for outfitters.
North Central Idaho, west of White Bird
Forest Service Road 492 off Hwy. 95 near White Bird
Ranger Station: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm
Boating Facilities, Campsites, Dump Station, Handicap Access, Horse Facilities, Parking, Restrooms, Vault Toilets, Visitor Center