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Camping

Established Camping

Pittsburg Campground

About

National Forest

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 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 and is steep and narrow for the last few miles after entering into the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.Pittsburg Landing Boat LaunchPittsburg Rockart Interpretive Site ***FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE JUNE 1 THRU SEPTEMBER 30*** ***CHARCOAL FIRES IN FIRE PAN ONLY***

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Location

Pittsburg Campground is located in Oregon

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Directions

From White Bird, Idaho head south on Highway 95 for about 0.5 miles to Old Highway 95 at mile marker 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Area); Turn right on Old Highway 95 and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediately after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 17.5 miles to__the Campground.From Riggins, Idaho head north on Highway 95 for about 27 miles to Old Highway 95 at mile marker 222 (sign indicates Pittsburg Landing and Hammer Creek Recreation Site); Turn left on Old Highway 95 and go about 1 mile to the bridge crossing the Salmon River; Turn left and cross the bridge; Immediately after the bridge turn left on the Deer Creek Road (also known as Forest Road 493); Travel on the Deer Creek Road for 17.5 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.

Coordinates

45.6355337931001 N
116.477585809208 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump

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3 Reviews

Kelsey G.
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2020

Beautiful area, ok camping

Beautiful area, incredibly scenic and photographable, but a few things to be aware of.

There is a heck of a drive to get into this place, there’s a very winding and steep road to get there and it took us about an hour from White Bird. That being said, it was a very lovely and scenic drive, and based on the number of trailers and boats that were down there it doesn’t seem to deter many people. Just be aware you’ll want to come prepared with whatever you’ll need while you’re there because it’s not a quick ride back into town to get supplies (and make sure you have enough gas in your tank)

Also, word of warning to any dog owners; I discovered as soon as we unloaded from the vehicle that there are sticky burs absolutely everywhere on the ground and our furry labradoodle was soon covered with them. The first thing we did when we got back into cell phone range was call and schedule him a grooming appointment to get shaved because they were on every inch of his body and would be impossible to comb out.

The campsites are all pretty close together and since this is a desert area there are very few trees, so you will be able to see your fellow campers and they will be able to see you. Each site has a little canopy thing for both shade and I suspect some wind protection (it got extremely windy one of the nights we were there).

It was $8 a night when I was there in August 2020. There was a burn restriction in place from July 1st to September 15th according to posted signs.

If you do not have a trailer, there are some dispersed camping sites at the “Upper Landing” that are clearly marked. They are walk in only but didn’t appear to be too far to walk and seem that they would afford a bit more privacy if that’s what you’d looking for.

  • Review photo of Pittsburg Campground by Kelsey G., August 30, 2020
  • Review photo of Pittsburg Campground by Kelsey G., August 30, 2020
  • Review photo of Pittsburg Campground by Kelsey G., August 30, 2020
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Saugat B.
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2020

Lovely

Quiet and great place for car camping.

Christopher R.
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2018

Great year long camping

Great place for a fee 8.00 a night it's a small fee for a good camp has trails to explore not far from camp and the snake river to go fishing or boating

Month of VisitAugust

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there cell phone reception at Pittsburg Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is good.