Just to the south of Lewiston, Idaho, the iconic Snake River enters Hells Canyon, which is one of the deepest canyons to be found anywhere in North America. This imposing natural landscape is a place of breathtaking beauty, but it's also home to a much-loved state park.
Covering 960 acres, Hells Gate State Park offers abundant recreational opportunities and a pet-friendly campground, making it an excellent destination for dog lovers and their canine companions.
The list of activities on offer in and around Hells Gate State Park is extensive. You can take a jet boat ride along the Snake River, fish for steelhead and a variety of other species, enjoy a shaded picnic on the banks of the river, or set out on foot, or a bike, to explore one of several nature trails.
If you're planning on staying a night or two in the park's pet-friendly campground, there are 29 standard, 51 serviced, and 3 accessible campsites to choose from. Two of the park's eight camper cabins also welcome dogs. Wifi is available in the park's Lewis and Clark Discovery Center and at the Aspen Loop Bathhouse.
A $5 vehicle entry fee applies, while camping fees vary depending on the type of site you select. Standard campsites range from $12 to $21 a night, serviced campsites from $24 to $31 a night, and cabins from $50 to $60 per night.
Please note that if you're camping with your dog in Hells Gate State Park, your pooch must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet or confined to a camper. You'll also need to ensure that you always clean up after your pet and dispose of their waste.
With this taken care of, you're free to enjoy a memorable camping vacation with your canine pal. Hells Gate State Park offers a unique camping experience, and one you'll love sharing with your four-legged family member.