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Lower Salmon River - Access and Shuttle Routes

Access

There are two main put-ins for boating the Lower Salmon River between Hammer Creek and Heller Bar — Hammer Creek Recreation Site and Pine Bar Recreation Site.  The main take-out is at Heller Bar on the Snake River in Washington State. 

The following chart illustrates the facilities at each site and travel distances for shuttles.  In addition to these three locations the River can also be accessed at Eagle Creek.  Please note that the access road to Eagle Creek is very rough and primitive. 

 

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Hammer Creek
(River Mile 52.5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Pine Bar
(River Mile 42)

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Eagle Creek
(River Mile 12.5

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Heller Bar
(Snake River Mile 168.5)

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

A Sanitizing Container with Advanced Technology (SCAT) machine is available in Asotin, Washington at Chief Looking Glass Park on 1st Street, on the return shuttle from Heller Bar for emptying human waste.

Shuttle Routes

List of Shuttle Services

River SegmentOne-Way DistanceTime
Hammer Creek to Heller Bar 125 Miles 3 Hours
Hammer Creek to Pine Bar 40 Miles 1 Hour
Pine Bar to Heller Bar 110 Miles 2.5 Hours


Lower Salmon River