Recreation

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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.

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ROAD REPORTS:

ATLANTA HIGHWAY DISTRICT - NEWS RELEASE - Forest Road 268 - Middle Fork of the Boise River to Atlanta, ID - Closed Until Further Notice - MAP.

FIRE WATCH:

Currently there are no fire restrictions within the Boise NF. View the termination order.

For information about ongoing wildland fire activity, go to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov.

RESERVATIONS:

Go to: www.recreation.gov to make reservations for campgrounds and cabins.

RECREATION FEES:

Take a moment to view the latest 2013 Recreation Fee Accomplishment Report which shows the revenue and expenditures, as well as how fees were put to good use!

NEW HISTORIC AUTO TOUR:

Download the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway Historic Auto Tour and take our tour from Boise to Stanley and back!

RECREATION HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Castle Creek Campground    Currently open for Day Use only. No restroom - it was destroyed in the Elk Fire of 2013.
Danskin Mountain OHV Area Trail(s) Closed to Visitor The Danskin Area and the Wilson Trail System are currently closed for public safety due to the wildfires of 2013.
Dog Creek Campground Closed to Visitor DOG CREEK CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY DUE TO THE 2013 FIRE.
Evans Creek Campground    This campground was impacted with debris from the 2013 wildfires. Currently it is open for Day Use only.
Green Creek Trail Closed to Visitor Currently closed for all entry.
Spillway Campground    Currently open as a day use only area.
Tailwaters Campground    Currently this campground is open for Day Use only. It was heavily impacted with debris from the 2013 wildfires. The parking for the boat ramp is available.