Lewiston is known as Idaho's banana belt, and Hells Gate State Park is just outside of town. The park is along the Snake River and provides a gateway to many recreation opportunities, including boating, fishing, river running, hiking and more.
The park also is connected to Lewiston by a paved pedestrian/footpath, and there are hiking and riding trails in the nearby hills.
How to get there: Take U.S. 95 to Lewiston, follow the Snake River upstream to the park entrance. It's about 350 miles from Boise and about six hours' driving time.
Activities: Boating, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, Lewiston Clark Discovery Center and Jack O'Conner museum.
Amenities: Water, electricity and sewer hookups, RV dump stations, flush toilets, showers, group shelters, restaurant, boat launch and marina with gas. Nearest place to get supplies: Lewiston.
Fees/reservations: Camping without hookups, $12.78, water and electric, $21.30. Full hookups are $23.43. Six group shelters for $26 to $53 per day. Reserved spots are available May 1 through Sept. 30. Eight cabins are available for $45 per night. Each cabin sleeps five and has electricity, heat and air conditioning but no kitchens or bathrooms.
Information: Call (208) 799-5015, e-mail helidpr.idaho.gov, or go to www.idahoparks.org.