Hells Canyon National Recreation Area


Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Infobox_protected_area | name = Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
iucn_category = V



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location = Oregon & Idaho, USA
nearest_city = Grangeville, Idaho
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area = 652,488 acres (2.640 km²)
established = December 31, 1975
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governing_body = United States Forest Service

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area located on the border between the states of Oregon and Idaho. The recreation area was established by the U.S. Congress in 1975 in order to protect the historic and archaeological values of the Hells Canyon area and the area of the Snake River between Hells Canyon Dam and the Oregon-Washington border. [cite web
url=http://www.fs.fed.us/hellscanyon/about_us/establishment.shtml
title=Establishment of HCNRA
publisher=US National Recreation Area
accessdate=2007-07-22
]

Roughly 215,000 acres (870 km²) of the recreation area have been designated the Hells Canyon Wilderness. There are nearly 900 miles (1440 kilometers) of hiking trails in the recreation area.

References

External links

* [http://www.fs.fed.us/hellscanyon/ Hells Canyon National Recreation Area]


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