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About Hells Gate State Park

This recreation area is part of Lower Granite Lake

Drive In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Hells Gate State Park is located in Idaho
46.3688 N
-117.0577 W
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6 Reviews of Hells Gate State Park

Very family friendly place and the trail is wheelchair accessible. Great trek along the river. Watch for rattlesnakes in the area!


Overall, a nice state park campground, but a little too close to the city. The bathrooms were decent, with free showers. We arrived around 6pm and the weather was weird, light rain then hail, but it stopped after about an hour. We started to settle in and then a group of maybe 30 teenage boys with a handful of “leaders” arrived around dark taking up 4 spots near us. The kids were rowdy throwing firecrackers until midnight. The leaders did absolutely nothing to stop them and neither did the campground. Luckily they slept and then all took off early around 8am after morning prayers. In hindsight, nothing against the campground other than close proximity to each other and the city and the camp host didn’t break up the “fun”

Great hide away

Awesome camp ground right on the river. We saw lots of different wild life. The only down side is a out of state fishing license is kind of expensive.

Great location

Was a very clean campground! Space between campers were great!


Hells Gate is a great campground, but know what you are getting into. The park is VERY parklike with some trees, but overall there is little privacy on the loops. We stayed for just overnight, but enjoyed our time. You are right on the Snake River (minimal view) and close to Lewiston, ID (maybe too close). Great place to base for river adventures!

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Plenty to do

This is a large campground for the area and there is plenty to do around the state park. Fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, disc golf, volleyball mountain biking. The camp spots are very close to each other and there is not much privacy. It is also very hot in the summer. It would be a great place to take younger children if you are looking for lots of activities.