More elbow room at Heller Bar

December 13, 2019

A popular boat ramp on the Snake River was recently expanded, thanks to a WWRP grant. The Lewiston Tribune writes that boaters are already enjoying more room to load and unload boats at Heller Bar in Asotin County.


“[Bruce] King, the owner of Kingfisher River Trips, has a cabin near Bear Bar and said the expansion will be welcome in the busy season when rafters are exiting from trips started on the lower Salmon River and jet boaters are both launching and taking out for trips on the Snake and Salmon rivers.

Bob Dice, manager of the Blue Mountains Wildlife Area for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, said users are pleased with the expansion and other work.

“Everything I have heard has been all positive,” he said. “I haven’t heard any complaints.”

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