Pittsburg Campground

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
Wild and Scenic Snake River
Idaho

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 27

Pittsburg Campground overlooks the Wild and Scenic Snake River in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. This large facility is open year-round with 28 tent/trailer sites many of which can accommodate large RVs and trailers. The accessible facility has accessible campsites and toilets with paved roads and camp spurs. Drinking water is seasonally available. With access to the Snake River for fishing, boating, historic intepretation, exploring and hiking within minutes of the campground, the facility is popular throughout the year. The Deer Creek road is maintained by the County as is steep and narrow for the last few miles after entering into the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Fees: Single unit campsites = $8.00/night (2011)

Usage: Medium

Water: Potable Water - seasonal

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Directions: From White Bird, Idaho head south on Highway 95 for about 0.5 miles to River Road (sign indicates Pittburg Landing); Turn right on River Road and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediatly after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 17 miles to the Campground.

From Riggins, Idaho head north on Highway 95 for about 27 miles to River Road (sign indicates Pittburg Landing); Turn left on River Road and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediatly after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 17 miles to the Campground

Advisory: The Deer Creek Road and Forest Road 493 is a steep, narrow, winding gravel road. Large RV and vehicles with trailers must use extreme caution.
 

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