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Information provided by Hells Canyon Adventures

Oxbow, Oregon__Hells Canyon Adventures has launched their 2018 season and is offering rafting and jet boat tours on the Snake River in Hells Canyon. HCA is the only company that provides a variety of jet boat toursraft adventuresfishing charters, and shuttle services into the heart of Hells Canyon – South Entrance / Wild River Section, in Oxbow, Oregon.

The Wild River Section is where you find the largest rapids, where the canyon is at its deepest elevations, and the scenery transitions from rock walls at the bottom, to high dessert grasslands in the middle, to alpine forests at the top.

One of three ways to access Hells Canyon – (1) South Entrance, Hells Canyon Dam (2) Pittsburgh Landing (3) Lewiston/Clarkston – the south entrance offers so much more than just access into Hells Canyon:

  • Travel along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
  • Tent and full service RV camping is available beside the Hells Canyon Snake River Reservoirs. Wood Head Park, McCormick Park, Copperfield Park, and Hells Canyon Park are well maintained, not crowded, and have great day use areas, fantastic for picnics.
  • HCA has operated in the Wild River Section for 45 years. The company has shown the other operators that it is possible to safely operate in the Wild River Section.

Call 800-422-3568 or 208-257-4564 for assistance with your travel plans. See the weekly schedule updates at www.hellscanyonadventures.com.

Easy access from Oregon or Idaho to the South Entrance of Hells Canyon: (1) Highway 71 from Cambridge, Idaho (2) Highway 86 from Baker City, Oregon (3) USFS Road #39 from Wallowa Lake/Joseph, Oregon. All roads lead to the famed “Devils Tail,” the last 22 miles from Oxbow to the Hells Canyon Dam. Drive slowly and enjoy the scenery — drive too fast and join the scenery. All roads are paved.

The South Entrance of Hells Canyon is a remote location. We want you to enjoy all that a remote location has to offer so come prepared. Have a full tank of gas, have a cooler full of snacks and drinks, and be prepared to turn off your phone because the cell phone service is spotty.

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