The Boise National Forest is a land of steep mountains, fast rivers and dense forests making it a recreation destination any season of the year. From biking and hiking through lush green mountains and rolling arid landscapes, to snowboarding in cooler months and swimming or kayaking in the warmer ones, the Boise National Forest is the recreational choice for over 1.5 million outdoor enthusiasts every year.
REMINDER: MOST OF THE BOISE NATIONAL FOREST HAS NO CELL PHONE COVERAGE.
Check each district (Areas & Activities - Find An Area) for a listing of fall campground closure dates.
VIEW AREA CLOSURES DUE TO WILDFIRE ACTIVITY AT ALERTS AND NOTICES PAGE.
INCIWEB- For 2016 wildland information, photos, updates and maps go to: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov.
9-15-2016 News Release - BOISE NATIONAL FOREST STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS LIFT
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions lift on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 11:59 p.m.
Go to: www.recreation.gov to make reservations for campgrounds and cabins.
Look at "Find an Area" and check the District pages for updates regarding fall campground closures.
NEW HISTORIC AUTO TOUR:
Download the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway Historic Auto Tour and take our tour from Boise to Stanley and back!
SCENIC BYWAYS - If you’re interested in taking the scenic route, three Scenic Byways ramble through portions of the Boise National Forest offering unrivaled natural beauty and multiple recreation opportunities.
CABIN RENTALS - Rustic cabins and guard stations once used by Boise National Forest Rangers can be rented for overnight visits. Each offers unparalleled scenic surroundings, numerous outdoor recreation opportunities and abundant wildlife viewing
WATER FUN - Water sports enthusiasts are not hurting for options on the Boise National Forest! With 9,600 miles of rivers and streams, and 15,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs, there is a wide variety of locations for swimming, boating and fishing.
View the Valley County Calendar and Take A Look Activity Guide of recreational activities to enjoy near Cascade Ranger District at: www.pressinthepines.com.
Click on FIND AN AREA to search for information by District location.