Driving Directions

All tours begin and end below Hells Canyon Dam at Hells Canyon Boat Launch

Coming from the West Leave Interstate 84 at Baker City, Exit 302 (Hells Canyon) and go east on Highway 86 to Oxbow.** Allow 2 12 hours from Baker City.

Coming from the East Leave Interstate 84 at Exit 3, Highway 95, (50 miles west of Boise) to Cambridge, Idaho. From Cambridge take Highway 71 to Oxbow.** Allow 2 12 hours from Cambridge.

Coming from Joseph, Oregon Go east 8 miles towards Imnaha. Turn right on Wallowa Mountain Byway (USFS Road #39) to Oregon Highway 86. Turn left to Oxbow.** Allow 3 hours from Joseph.

Coming from McCall, ID Allow 3 hours to launch by way of Highway 95 south from New Meadows junction to Cambridge; take Highway 71 to Oxbow.**

** Upon arriving in the canyon at Oxbow/​Copperfield: follow Hells Canyon Dam Road on the Idaho side to Hells Canyon Dam. Cross the dam and follow signs to Launch site below Hells Canyon Recreation Visitor Center. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you use GPS or mapping programs to find our launch site you will get incorrect directions because some roads are considered private. Mapping takes you to other locations, please alert all members in your party to follow instructions as listed above!