OWSR No. 37: Snake River

The Snake River in Hells Canyon

The Snake River in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area | Photo: Zachary Collier

Quick Facts

  • Managing Agency: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (USFS)
  • Designated Stretch: From Hells Canyon Dam to a point above Cache Creek Ranch near the Oregon-Washington border
  • Designation Length: 67.5 miles (31.5 miles Wild and 36 miles Scenic)
  • Outstanding Remarkable Values: Scenery, Recreation, Geology, Wildlife, Fisheries, Cultural resources, Vegetation/Botan, and Ecological
  • Wild and Scenic River Designation: December 1, 1975

More Information

Celebrated by Zach Collier and Paul Clark by camping at the confluence of the Snake and Imanah Rivers on March 29-30, 2018.


Camping along the Snake RiverZach Collier: We paddled the Imnaha River from Cow Creek to the Confluence with the Snake River and spent the night along the Snake River. I paddled a short section of the Snake River and then hiked along it's banks. We saw a handful of jetboats fishing at the mouth of the Imnaha and a lone backpacker.

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Northwest Rafting Company Exploratory Division Wild River Life