Hells Canyon Dam

The road that crosses Hells Canyon Dam will be closed at times in late June and early July 2022.

OXBOW — People planning to cross Hells Canyon Dam over the next several weeks should plan their trip to avoid periods when the road over the dam will be closed to accommodate cranes involved in routine testing of the dam’s water outlet and spillgates.

Idaho Power Company, which owns the dam about 90 miles east of Baker City, announced that the dam road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on the following days (all times PDT):

• June 27-29 — 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4:30 p.m.

• June 30 — 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• July 6 — 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• July 7 — 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4:30 p.m.

• July 11-13 — 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4:30 p.m.

• July 14 — 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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