Eagle Creek Road

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Eagle Creek Road is located within the Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area and goes from Zaha Road down to and along the Salmon River. The first section of the road, down to the river, is a well-maintained gravel road varying from one to two lanes wide. Along this stretch, there are many significant water bars that are deep, steep, high, and with sharp rollovers on the top. Navigating these water bars without scraping requires good angles of attack, rollover, and egress.

Along the river, the second section is a minimally maintained dirt and gravel road with numerous stretches of large, sharp, loose rocks. This includes a 12-degree grade with loose, slippery rocks and might be difficult without a four-wheel drive.

The road ends at a gate with a sign saying no motor vehicles beyond that point. A short walk past the gate is the Wapshilla Airport, a dirt backcountry strip and a cabin with outbuildings.

The views of the river are somewhat limited by the narrow canyon and abundant trees. Along the lower section are magnificent views of the Salmon River and surrounding mountains. There are many nice beaches along the river. There are ample places to disperse camp along the bottom along the river. The Salmon River is a strict pack-it-in and pack-it-out area, including campfire ash and human waste. Campfires must be in enclosed fire pits, and porta-potties are required.