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 Closed to Visitor
Big Flat Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for 2014 season but available for visitors with no water, services or fees.
Brownlee Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2014 season but available for visitors with no water, services or fees.
Buckhorn Bar Campground Closed to Visitor
Burgdorf Campground Closed to Visitor Campground is closed for the 2014 season. No fees, water, or campground host on site, but area can be used for dispersed camping.
Cabin Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2014 season but available for visitors with no water, services or fees.
Camp Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Chinook Campground Closed to Visitor Campground closed for the 2014 season. No fees or water. Camground is available for dispersed camping, and access to the Loon Lake Trail system is not restricted.
Cold Springs Campground Closed to Visitor Closed as of 9/29/14 for the season.
Deadman Bar Campground Closed to Visitor
Evergreen Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2014 season, gate is closed.
Four Mile Campground Closed to Visitor
Huckleberry Campground Closed to Visitor As of 9/3/14 drinking water is now available! Full fees apply. After October 15 closed but available for visitors with no water, services or fees.
Jeanette Campground Closed to Visitor Campground closed for the 2014 season. No drinking water or fees.
Kennally Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2014 season. No fees, no drinking water available.
Lafferty Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2014 season but available for visitors with no water, services or 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 Closing October 15th when gates will be closed for the season.
Paddy Flat Guard Station Rental Cabin Closed to Visitor
Ponderosa Campground Closed to Visitor
Poverty Flat Campground Closed to Visitor
Shiefer Campground    Campground can be reached from McCall via Warren Wagon Road.
Spring Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2014 season but available for visitors with no water, services or fees.