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.
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.
For information about 2015 wildland fires and the maps go to: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov.
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.
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