Hells Canyon National Recreational Area - Joseph, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 45° 59.054 W 116° 54.330
11T E 507319 N 5092300
Quick Description: The entrance to the Hells Canyon National Recreational Area.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2017 11:02:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMVX24
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 3

Long Description:
"Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA) straddles the Snake River, which forms the boundary between Idaho and Oregon. The 652,488-acre recreation area was created by an act of Congress in 1975. Although the HCNRA includes portions of the Nez Perce, Payette, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests, it is managed by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

About 67.5 miles of the Snake River in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area were designated in 1975 as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Here, the river is managed to preserve its free-flowing character and unique environment while providing for continued public use. The outstanding remarkable values for which the river was designated include: scenic, recreation, geologic, wildlife, fisheries, and cultural resources (historic & prehistoric)." (visit link)
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