The Dug Bar Boat Launch and Trailhead is a multi-use year round recreation facility. It is the only driveable facility which accesses the northern end Snake River on the Oregon side in Hells Canyon and is popular with anglers, boaters, hikers, and other visitors. The boat launch has a small concrete ramp and accessible toilet.
The trailhead is primarily used for accessing the northern entrance of the Wild and Scenic Snake River and Hells Canyon Wilderness.
This site provides access to the Summit Ridge - Western Rim National Recreation Trail #1774 and Snake River Trail #1726. A public use back-country airstrip is adjacent to the facility, and an interpretive site for the the National Historic Nez Perce Trail #1727 is located near the historic river crossing.