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, 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.

The Payette National Forest manages many developed recreation sites, primarily campgrounds. For information on work planned through 2010, please refer to the Payette National Forest Developed Recreation Action Plan.

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 Open to Visitor Open for 2014 season with tested drinkable water, services and full fees.
Brownlee Campground Open to Visitor Open for the 2014 season with host. Drinking water is available , full services, and full fees.
Buckhorn Bar Campground Open to Visitor
Burgdorf Campground Open to Visitor Campground open for the 2014 season.
Cabin Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2014 season with host, tested drinking water, services and full fees.
Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Chinook Campground Open to Visitor Campground open for the 2014 season.
Cold Springs Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2014 season.
Deadman Bar Campground Open to Visitor
Evergreen Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2014 season with host, tested drinking water, services, and full fees. Reservations available at www.recreation.gov
Four Mile Campground Open to Visitor
Huckleberry Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2014 season. No water available, reduced fees.
Jeanette Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2014 season, with continuing work to clear hazard trees.
Kennally Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open for the 2014 season.
Lafferty Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2014 season with tested drinking water, services and full fees.
Mann Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2014 season with host, tested drinking water, services and full fees. Reservations at www.recreation.gov
Paddy Flat Guard Station Rental Cabin Open to Visitor
Ponderosa Campground Open to Visitor
Poverty Flat Campground Open to Visitor
Shiefer Campground    Campground can be reached from McCall via Warren Wagon Road.
Spring Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2014 season with host, tested drinking water, services and full fees. Reservations available at www.recreation.gov