The best camping near Hells Gate State Park

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Overnight at the Oasis

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Anatone, WA
Boggan's Oasis is in the SE corner of Washington state, right on the breathtaking Grande Ronde River. Visitors can arrive by driving to the bottom of Rattlesnake Grade (WA-129), or the bottom of Buford Grade (OR-3). These two curvacious roads are extremely popular rides for motorcyclists and bicyclists nationally. Visitors may also arrive by water (rafts, driftboats, jetboats, kayaks, etc) coming downriver from Oregon, or upriver from the Snake River (WA/ID). Many other unpaved roads will lead guests to our canyon, which creates great opportunities for off-road vehicle adventures! The Grande Ronde River, which drains much of northeast Oregon's Union and Wallowa counties, is fed by snowpack in the Elkhorn Mountains. The Wallowa River, a major tributary to the Grande Ronde, headwaters in the Wallowa Mountains, mostly within the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Twenty-two miles from Boggan's Oasis, the Grande Ronde River flows into the mighty Snake River. The river is surrounded by steep, rugged canyon walls that rise 3000 to 4000 feet above the river level. Dense conifer forests blend into grassy slopes set off by scattered conifer "stringers." Called "The Land of Winding Waters" by Native Americans, the river is home to rainbow trout, dolly varden, whitefish, squawfish, suckers, bass, and steelhead. Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, bear, bald eagles, and a variety of smaller animals and birds can be seen daily. And yes, there are rattlesnakes! Fishing, hunting, hiking, all kinds of boating/floating, offroad vehicle riding, and animal/bird watching are beyond expectations in this area. Seasonally, guests can also successfully gather a variety of mushrooms and berries while on one of the many nearby hiking trails. Many of these short walks also lead to incredible, far-reaching views of the Blue Mountains, Wenaha wildlife sanctuary, Hells Canyon, and the tri-state area. In the hotter summer months, the swimming hole below the Boggan's Bridge is a popular way to cool off. Boggan's Oasis also offers fishing trips, float trips, shuttles, and a FULL restaurant! Check our website for more info.
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Farmstead Veiws

13 sites · RVs26 acres · Pullman, WA
Learn more about this land: Several level gravel spots with easy access to both Moscow and Pullman, just three miles from WSU and U of I campuses. Take in the stars in the open fields of the Palouse, enjoy a beautiful sunrise/sunset or just take in some peace and quiet. We have 2 spots that can accommodate water, electricity, and sewage hookup, 2 with water only, and several more dry camp spots on open gravel lots. *Please ask us about our weekly and monthly rates!
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Crooks Lookout

1 site · RV4 acres · Viola, ID
We have a RV/Tent pad with full hookups, and a shower house. Tenting discounts are available. Its a great place to stop by for the night when traveling through on Hwy 95. There is some highway noise. Firewood is provided. Biking can be done across the highway with more awesome views. 15 minutes from Moscow!
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Convenient Palouse Paradise

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Moscow, ID
A quiet, scenic, and convenient location just a couple minutes from Moscow. 50' x 150' campsite with lot's of room. Mix of mowed grass and dirt. Water and 15 amp electricity available via supplied hose and extension cord. 30amp to 15amp adapter available if needed. Wifi available. Site has its own dedicated entrance, and is adjacent to a residence. Leashed dogs welcome. Free range chicken and barn cat entertainment provided.
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AirField Estates

30 sites · RVs, Tents2000 acres · Troy, ID
We are a century old farm, the 4th generation of Nelson farmers and working on the 5th! 360 degree view of the Palouse farm ground with beautiful mountains in the background. enjoy the fire pit on the back or the covered front porch. Call for information to fly into our private air strip!
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Obscure Vineyards

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Lewiston, ID
5 acres Located on a vineyard with 180 degree views of both the Waha and Blue mountain ranges. Within 5 minutes of two wineries, one of which makes wine out of the properties grapes. Communal fire pit and hammocks in the vineyard. During harvest or pruning season campers are welcome to join in the activities.
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Weiland Forage and Farm

1 site · RV, Tent8 acres · Dayton, WA
Situated in the foothills of the Blue Mountains just 20 miles from the ski mountain, Bluewood in Dayton, WA, our peaceful 8 acres homestead features a bubbling creek that runs through the property. We have alpine goat mixes, kune kune pig mixes, 2 great pyranees mixes all penned up but available for petting. Then our beloved and ever so friendly house dog roams free on the property and will greet you with a smile and a constant wag. Hunting, fishing, skiing and horseback riding are all activities that are closeby.
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R&R Camping in the Forest

4 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · ID
Learn more about this land: Private secluded area in northern Idaho. Close to towns Orofino idaho 12 miles or Pierce Idaho 14 miles. Dwarshack dam is approximately 30 miles away or the Clearwater River is in Orofino. Ride your bike or ATV on several miles of terrain . Like to fish Campbell pond is just 8 miles away. Quite area with only four camp sites, outhouse and fire pit. Deer and if the time is right wild turkeys will come visit. Come enjoy!
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Wheat and Beans

1 site · RV3 acres · Moscow, ID
Welcome to Wheat & Beans, a charming farmhouse property constructed in 1900! Situated close to town yet nestled in a tranquil setting, this property offers a serene getaway for your vacation. As you explore the surroundings, you'll be captivated by the breathtaking views of Moscow Mountain to the East and stunning sunsets to the West. The property is enveloped by picturesque farmland, featuring lush fields of wheat and Garbanzo Beans, creating a scenic backdrop that truly embodies the essence of rural living. One of the unique aspects of our property is the presence of our friendly and curious barn cats. They add a touch of charm and may even join you on your adventures around the grounds. Additionally, our free-roaming chickens contribute to the idyllic atmosphere as they meander through the property, creating a delightful and authentic farm experience. To ensure your comfort and convenience during your stay, we provide essential amenities such as water, a 50 amp hook-up, and a dump station located at the parking area. Please note that there is a slight hill on the property, which may require some RV leveling. As you explore the grounds, you'll notice the trees and grain bins that not only provide shade and relief from the wind and sun but also add to the rustic charm of the property. You can enjoy leisurely strolls amidst the peaceful greenery or simply relax and bask in the tranquility of the surroundings. Whether you're seeking a serene retreat or an opportunity to experience rural farm life, our RV parking offers a delightful blend of comfort, natural beauty, and a touch of farmyard enchantment. Come and create lasting memories in this idyllic setting! Ask about event space in the Barn
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Triple H Ranch

3 sites · RVs3 acres · Lewiston, ID
Park like setting, in town mini ranch on 3 acres, with pastures, trees, and gardens. We have horses, chickens, goats and ducks to keep you company while you explore the grounds, with several benches to sit and relax. We are close to the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, with world class steel head fishing. Within 30 minutes you can be exploring the Waha or Blues Mountains. We are 40 minutes from Moscow ID and Pullman WA. We have room for you to park your campers and/or boats. If you’re here for the rodeo, you can board your horse here along with you. Small groups are welcome. We have a large covered area for group eating and gatherings. Glamping groups are welcome too! We are on the southeast corner of the Lewiston Orchards area, just up from the Rodeo grounds.
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Butterfield Meadows

20 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Elk River, ID
Butterfield Meadows is 90 acres of beautiful mountain meadow with Butterfield Creek cutting across property. Trails for hiking, horseback riding or ATV travel connecting to 20 miles of backcountry trails. Less than 10 miles to Elk Creek falls, Elk River reservoir and 25 miles to Dent Bridge on Dworshak reservoir for sightseeing, boating, fishing and swimming. Property is surrounded by Forest Service, BLM, Potlatch land with private land (to the east of property). Round pen is available by request for horses and fire pits available for use (although caution requested when dry season).Open ranging area. Prime hunting available for Turkey, Deer, Elk and Bear by special arrangement and permission by owners.
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Missouri Flat

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Moscow, ID
We are located a 10-minute drive north of downtown Moscow, on beautiful Moscow Mountain. We have 3 acres that includes our house, the studio (your home base), garage, greenhouse, and a couple storage sheds. The studio is most comfortable for just 2 people, but there is an extra foam queen mattress and bedding available. Our property is surrounded by and dotted with trees, with a peek-a-boo view of the Palouse. We have swaths of grassy yard, an orchard, and several raised beds in our garden. We also have a seasonal pond that is home to Mr. and Mrs. Mallard in the spring and summer. Take in the sunrise from the deck with coffee in hand, and sunset off the back patio. Enjoy a quiet, tranquil setting with easy access to town. Popular mountain biking and hiking trails are a 5-minute drive away. People also cross-country ski on the trails. Look for wildlife tracks if you make it high enough away from the well-used trails. You'll see deer, moose, and even cougar or bobcat.
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The best camping near Hells Gate State Park guide

Overview

About

Buckle up, 'cause you're on the highway to Hell...'s Gate, that is. Despite the menacing name, this place couldn't be anymore sweet or serene. Check out the frolicking otters in the waters, or listen to the echoes along the deep and looming canyons. Campers will enjoy the grassy campsites along Snake River's shores, where jet boat trips will only be a stone's throw away. Whether you're angling for smallmouth bass or swimming in the gentle waters, you'll be hard pressed to run out of activities soon. Nearby opportunities to hang glide, golf, or even take a hot air ballon tour will make this trip one for the books. Bring a guitar to pick around the fire, and we think AC/DC would approve.

Notable campgrounds

  • Aspen Loop - Offers a serene camping experience with sites nestled among lush trees.
  • Birch Loop - Ideal for families, this loop provides spacious sites with easy access to park amenities.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as sites at Hells Gate State Park fill up quickly, especially during peak season.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations to snag a last-minute spot at this popular destination.
  • Explore nearby camping options if Hells Gate is fully booked, ensuring you don't miss out on the area's beauty.

When to go

The best time to visit Hells Gate State Park is during spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm temperatures perfect for water activities, while winter can be quite cold, with some facilities closed for the season.

Know before you go

  • Check for any park updates or closures before your visit, especially during off-season months.
  • Day-use locations are open from 7am to 10pm, but hours may vary based on park manager discretion.
  • Remember to pack essentials for hot weather, as the park is known for its warm climate.
  • Water activities are a highlight, so bring your gear or rent it at the park for an unforgettable experience.
  • For history buffs, don't miss the Nez Perce National Historic Park and the Jack O'Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center nearby.

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