The Boise National Forest’s vast landscape spans over 2.5 million acres of diverse forest and grassland. Located northeast of Idaho’s capital city of Boise, recreationists can explore the North Fork Payette River Canyon at 2,800 feet in elevation to the nearly 10,000 foot peak of Trinity Mountain. Whether you choose to explore any of more than 500 trails, or cool off in one of over 250 lakes and reservoirs, the Boise National Forest is truly an outdoor enthusiast’s dream!
Most Boise NF campgrounds will be open with full service Memorial Day weekend except for those areas above 7,000 feet. Closed areas include: Trinity Recreation Area, Shafer Butte Campground, Bull Trout Campground and all access roads to Deadwood Reservoir. View Memorial Day Camping News Release.
Snow drifts may block access on high elevation Forest roads. Call the Districts for updates. Make your reservations at: www.recreation.gov.
REMINDER: MOST OF THE BOISE NATIONAL FOREST HAS NO CELL PHONE COVERAGE.
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Once seen in great numbers across the West,Greater Sage-Grouse have declined in number over the past century because of the loss of sagebrush habitats essential for their survival. Because of a court-ordered settlement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a final determination on listing the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). State wildlife management agencies, along with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS), which administer most Federal lands are taking unprecedented steps to ensure the conservation of the Greater Sage-Grouse on public lands. Proactively implementing the right policies and conservation measures now will reduce long-term regulatory burdens on stakeholders. USDA Forest Se...