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.

Be Careful With Fire!  Campfire Podcast  (transcript)

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Big Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.  Available for use without water, services or fees.
Brownlee Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.  Available for use without water, services or fees.
Buckhorn Bar Campground Open to Visitor Campground is still open however water has been shut off for the season effective 9/28/15.
Burgdorf Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2015 season.
Cabin Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.  Available for use without water, services or fees.
Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Chinook Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2015 season.
Cold Springs Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2015 season.
Deadman Bar Campground Open to Visitor
Evergreen Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.  Gate locked but sites available for use without water, services or fees.
Four Mile Campground Open to Visitor
Huckleberry Campground Open to Visitor Closed for the season.  Available for use without water, services or fees.
Jeanette Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2015 season.
Kennally Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Campground is closed for the 2015 season.
Lafferty Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.  Available for use without water, services or fees.
Mann Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Campground closed for the season October 30, 2015, gated and locked.
Paddy Flat Guard Station Rental Cabin Closed to Visitor The campground is currently closed due to a fire closure.
Ponderosa Campground Open to Visitor Campground is still open however water has been shut off for the season effective 9/28/15.
Poverty Flat Campground Open to Visitor Campground is still open however water has been shut off for the season effective 9/28/15.
Shiefer Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2015 season.
Spring Creek Campground Open to Visitor Closed for the season.  Available for use without water, services or fees.