Recreation

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So Much To Do & See

Come visit the Payette National Forest spring, summer, autumn, or winter as a wide range of recreational activities abound during any of the four seasons. Hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling. You can find a spot on the forest to indulge your recreational interest. Click here for an in-depth look at the Payette National Forest's niche.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Big Flat Campground Closed to Visitor  Big Flat Campground is closed for the 2016 season.
Brownlee Campground Closed to Visitor  Brownlee Campground is closed for the 2016 season.
Buckhorn Bar Campground Open to Visitor
Burgdorf Campground Open to Visitor There will be no services provided for the 2016 season after September 19th.
Cabin Creek Campground Closed to Visitor  Cabin Creek Campground is closed for the 2016 season.
Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Chinook Campground Open to Visitor There will be no services provided for the 2016 season after September 19th.
Cold Springs Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2016 season.
Deadman Bar Campground Open to Visitor
Evergreen Campground Open to Visitor Evergreen Campground is closed for the 2016 season.
Four Mile Campground Open to Visitor
Grouse Campground Open to Visitor There will be walk in availability for the 2016 season until September 25th and the gate will be closed September 26th.
Hazard Lake Campground Closed to Visitor  
Campground closed for the 2014 season. No water or fees and the campground gate is closed.
Huckleberry Campground Closed to Visitor Huckleberry Campground is closed for the 2016 season.
Jeanette Campground Open to Visitor There will be no services provided for the 2016 season after September 19th.
Kennally Creek Campground Open to Visitor Water has been shut off for the 2016 season and will be closed effective September 26th.
Lafferty Campground Closed to Visitor Lafferty Campground is closed for the 2016 season.
Lake Fork Campground Open to Visitor Last date for use for the 2016 season is September 25th.  The gate will be shut on September 26th. 
Last Chance Campground Open to Visitor Water has been shut of for the 2016 season and the gate will be closed September 26th.
Mann Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Mann Creek Campground is closed for the 2016 season.
Paddy Flat Guard Station Rental Cabin Open to Visitor
Ponderosa Campground Open to Visitor
Poverty Flat Campground Open to Visitor
Shiefer Campground Open to Visitor
Spring Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Spring Creek Campground is closed for the 2016 season.
Upper Payette Lake Campground Closed to Visitor There will be no services provided for the 2016 season after September 25th.
Upper Payette Lake Group Campground Closed to Visitor