Camping

Hells Gate State Park

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.

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