Hells Gate State Park Article

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Hells Gate State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Hells Gate State Park
Map showing the location of Hells Gate State Park
Location in Idaho
Map showing the location of Hells Gate State Park
Map showing the location of Hells Gate State Park
Location in the United States
Location Nez Perce County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Lewiston, Idaho
Coordinates 46°22′09″N 117°03′16″W / 46.36917°N 117.05444°W / 46.36917; -117.05444
HELLS GATE STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

46°22′09″N 117°03′16″W / 46.36917°N 117.05444°W / 46.36917; -117.05444
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Area960 acres (390 ha) [1]
Elevation733 ft (223 m) [1]
Designation Idaho state park
Established1973 [2]
Administrator Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Website Hells Gate State Park

Hells Gate State Park is a public recreation area located on the southern edge of Lewiston, Idaho, at the Snake River's downstream entrance to Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. The state park was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to mitigate the construction of the Lower Granite Dam; the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation began leasing the site in 1973. [2] The park's 960 acres (390 ha) offer trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding as well as opportunities for camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, and taking jet boat trips into the canyon. The park sits at the lowest elevation of any Idaho state park, at 733 feet (223 m) above sea level. [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Hells Gate State Park". Idaho Parks and Recreation. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "History: State Lands in Idaho". Idaho Museum of Natural History. Retrieved March 4, 2011.

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