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Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

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It is a bit of a drive but well worth it. The drive is actually nice. Just plan ahead and have... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Roselyn R
Central Point, Oregon
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One of America’s Treasures

Great camping and fishing. Big RV’s at a disadvantage due to tight curves and more primitive... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Wallowa, United States
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Birders making a trip to this area on the Idaho/Oregon border will be able to view Peregrine falcons and Gold eagles.
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

It is a bit of a drive but well worth it. The drive is actually nice. Just plan ahead and have plenty of gas. The road is a bit rough from Joseph.

Thank Roselyn R
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great camping and fishing. Big RV’s at a disadvantage due to tight curves and more primitive campgrounds, but then again, this area may not be an attraction for them.

Thank P8967JWkennethm
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We started in La Grande and worked our way through Wallowa, Enterprise, Joseph, Wallowa Lake, the Hells Canyon Overlook, Halfway and ended in Baker City. The drive on Route 39 (between Joseph and Halfway) was awesome with amazing views of the Wallowas and into Idaho...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Hells Canyon National Recreation Area is a wonderful place for photos and beautiful scenery. We traveled the opposite direction of the guide. We started in Baker City. We decided to drive to the Hells Canyon dam which is on the Idaho side of the...More

Thank shelman
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Lake Wallowa is great... lots of opportunities if you bring your boat. Horseback riding trails are available as well. Bring your own horse or you can rent one there. Great hiking trails near the water ways leading in and one of them heads up towards...More

Thank marym2870
Reviewed 9 August 2017

There are a number of great places to hike and abundant wildlife and flowers. We would recommend climbing the Hat Point Lookout and spending time with a pair of binoculars observing birds.

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Thank Linda S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Hard to get to, but well worth it. The views are astounding . Take good shoes, plenty of water and a full tank of gas. Services are very limited.

1  Thank weareOregonians
Reviewed 25 June 2017

It is a very scenic drive over mostly paved roads and is usually wide enough for two cars to pass without any problems. There were a lot of motorcycles and that usually is an indication the road isn’t too rough.

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Only saw a portion of Hells Canyon and it was breathtaking! There is so much to see in this part of the country. Makes you go back in time.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Taking the road over the Zumwalt Prairie starting south of Enterprise, we drove about 2 hours to the overlook. The road is mostly washboard gravel, but if you go 45 mph, it smooths out. The overlook into Hell's Canyon is wonderful. The actual Snake River...More

Thank Marsha M
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15 August 2018|
Response from Roselyn R | Reviewed this property |
At the time we were there, no smoke. But things change rapidly- so now I don't know.
Mike A
5 February 2018|
Response from shelman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I do not remember the name of the campground.