Alerts & Notices

5-19-2014 Entrance road 579 to Bear Valley.



APRIL 24, 2015 – CAUTION ALERT:  Lowman Ranger District  208-259-3361

There have been a few reports of vehicles getting stuck in the snow on higher elevation Forest roads.  Drivers need to be careful at this time of year and not go through heavy snow drifts on roads.

The Lowman Ranger District reported today there is about 2 feet of snow still on Capehorn summit and currently there is no access to the Middle Fork Salmon River launch sites, or Bear Valley. 

Call the District for updates before heading to the Middle Fork Salmon River launch or through Bear Valley. 


APRIL - AUGUST 2015 - CAUTION ALERT:  Emmett Ranger District  208-365-7000

State and Federal, logging and gravel hauling operations, have begun in the Scriver Creek area about six miles north of Crouch, in the Garden Valley area. 

Trucks started hauling around April 28, and operations are expected to continue through August, along National Forest System roads 693B, 693 (Scriver Creek roads), and National Forest System road 698 (Middle Fork Payette River road).  Some trucks will be making multiple trips daily. 

Warning signs have been posted in this area.     




Check with the local Ranger Districts about roads and conditions before heading out. 

For more information:

Boise NF Supervisor's -208-373-4100

Interagency Visitor Center - 208-373-4007.

Boise Dispatch - 208-384-3398




Fire news releases and fire area closures within the Boise NF are posted at:   INCIWEB.


2015 Closure Area for Elk & Pony Complex Fires remains in effect. - VIEW- Original Closure News Release, map, and closure order.

2015-Mountain Home RD - Repairs continue within the Danskin Mountain Trail System, Forest Managers are hoping to open the trails open by early summer. VIEW NEWS RELEASE.

Dog Creek Campground and Wilson Creek Trail System remain closed.


2015-Mountain Home RD - There is a trail closure on the National Forest System Trail 045 (Roaring River) and National Forest System Trail 122 (William Pogue). VIEW CLOSURE AND MAP.



Mountain Home Ranger District - Conditions Update and Campground Opening Dates

Idaho City Ranger District and Emmett Ranger District-  Campground Opening Dates.

The Cascade Ranger District Campgrounds are scheduled to open on May 22, 2015.




Currently there are several road closures in effect due to flash washouts and flooding in 2014. 

Some of the closed roads are still in repair status. VIEW NEWS RELEASE.

For UPDATES on road closures due to spring floods call the local County Sheriff Department or the local Forest Service Office.




Bureau of Land Management (BLM) acres burned north of Mountain Home will remain closed to all entry until April 30, 2015. Call local BLM offices for current updates.




View More Alerts


  • 4-24-2015 Idaho City RD - NFS road 384 Closure - 0402-03-58
  • 4-6-2015 Cascade Rd - Road Closure #186A - 0402-04-65
  • 4-6-2015 MT Home Rd - Trail Closures Roaring River and Pogue - 0402-01-59
  • Lowman RD Temporary Trails Closure for Sams Pine Prescribed Fire 0402-05-55
  • MT Home RD Temporarily Closes Roads Due to Tree Planting 0402-01-58
  • 3-9-2015 Idaho City RD - Temporary Road Closures - 0402-03-57
  • 3-15-2015 MT. Home RD - Temporary Road Closures 0402-01-58
  • 10-27-2014 Termination - Lowman RD Sams Pine RX # 0402--05-5

View More Closures


Current Forest Conditions

Call the Districts for updated information and conditions before heading out.