The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is located in eastern Idaho.
Where is this Forest?

 

Welcome to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest

stream at the CTNF fall colors on the CTNF

 

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest occupies over 3 million acres and stretches across southeastern Idaho, from the Montana, Utah, and Wyoming borders. This Forest is also home to the Curlew National Grassland.

On the northern end of this Forest the massive profile of the Teton Range can be seen.  Scattered throughout the Forest are waterfalls cascading down cliffs of ancient volcanic material.  There are excellent tubing opportunities and perhaps the best trout fishing in crystal clear water.  Hiking is also an important and excellent way to explore the Forest with many trails leading you to beautiful areas.

On the southern end spend time at the campgrounds with woods of pine and fir trees.  Wildlife wanders unafraid, with clear fast flowing creeks, it only takes the scent of a campfire to imagine Native Americans, wagon trains, miners, settlers and cowboys passing by.  Or, perhaps you would like to enjoy watersports available at Bear Lake.

The biggest problem with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is there are so many and varied recreational opportunities to enjoy, there just isn't enough time to do them all in one visit. 


Public Comment Period Closes For Idaho Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement

Image of the Idaho and Southwestern Montana Draft Environmental Impact StatementOn Wednesday, January 29, the 90-day comment period for the Idaho Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement closed.

The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will be analyzing the substantive comments received, revising the draft environmental impact statement, and publishing a final environmental impact statement, which will include a Response to Comment report. A Notice of Availability for the Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the fall of 2014.

Public involvement is an essential and required part of the planning process. We appreciate your participation, which will help both agencies to accomplish what they are proposing.

The Draft Idaho and Southwestern Montana Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is available for review on the BLM-Idaho's web site.  For additional information about Greater Sage-Grouse conservation, visit the BLM Sage-Grouse web site.

Organizational Overview

 

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest consists of several offices: Headquarters in Idaho Falls; Supervisor's Office in St. Anthony; Ranger District offices in Ashton, Dubois, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Montpelier, Soda Springs, and Driggs; and a work station in Island Park.

Recent News


Features

Forest Roads Mixed Use Safety Review

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest has begun a motorized mixed use safety review of forest roads and is seeking public comments.  Prior to the 2011 summer season the Caribou-Targhee National Forest will be implementing the first phases to a forest wide evaluation on the safety of forest roads in relation to roads that experience a mixture of significant OHV use, commercial traffic, and passenger vehicles (Mixed use).


Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center (EIIFC)

The Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center (EIIFC), located in Idaho Falls, was established in the spring of 1995 after a five year planning effort. Participating agencies include the Forest Service's Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and the Bureau of Land Management's Upper Snake River Districts.


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Spotlights

OHV Safety

OHV Safety Photo

Your Safety is Important to Us

Idaho state law currently allows individuals under 16 years old...

Fire Management & Aviation

Huck Fire in 1988

 

Fire and Aviation is a very important subject in our forest. Click to learn more about this subject.

 




Poisonous Plants of Southeast Idaho

St.Johns Wort

Many adults and children become seriously ill by consuming poisonous plants.  Sometimes this poisoning is accidental, and sometimes poisoning is the result of the misidentification or misuse...

Bear Food Storage Order

Food Storage Order-Grizzly

This order is intended to reduce adverse human-grizzly bear interactions, thereby promoting human safety and the protection of bears and other wildlife species at locations in the Caribou-Targhee...