Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Powerboat Reservations – (509) 758-0270
You will need – Driver’s License Number, Boat ID Number, Launch Site, and Destination. General Information – (509) 758-0616
- Also take a look at the HCNRA Web site below. It has a lot of good information, including a powerboater’s guide, and a set of maps covering the full length of the Snake River within the NRA.
Main Salmon River
Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness
Slate Creek Ranger Station – (208) 839-2211
You will need – Driver’s License Number, Boat ID Number, Launch Site, and Destination.
Phone reservation system opens June 1. Current Private Powerboat Restrictions:
The control season extends from June 20 through Labor Day. During the control season, only six (6) private powerboats are allowed on the river at any one time. There are no limits on numbers outside of the control season. The recent changes in private powerboat restrictions represent a significant increase of authorized access over the old “BUD” system. Take advantage of this opportunity. Get up on the Main Salmon this year and enjoy the beautiful beaches, the exciting whitewater, and the breathtaking scenery.