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 Open to Visitor Open for 2015 season with full services, drinking water and full fees.
Brownlee Campground Open to Visitor Open for the 2015 season, services, host, and drinking water.  Full fees.
Buckhorn Bar Campground Open 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 Open to Visitor Open for the 2015 season, full services, drinking water, and full fees. 
Camp Creek Campground Open 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 Open to Visitor Open for the 2015 season.
Deadman Bar Campground Closed to Visitor
Evergreen Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2015 season with campground host, services, drinking water, full fees.
Four Mile Campground Open to Visitor
Huckleberry Campground Open to Visitor Open for the 2015 season.  Services, no host, drinking water must be boiled. Reduced fees ($5)
Jeanette Campground Closed to Visitor Campground closed for the 2014 season.  No drinking water or fees.
Kennally Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open for the 2015 season with limited services until 6/12.
Lafferty Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2015 season with services, drinking water and full fees.
Mann Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open for 2015 season with host, tested drinking water, services and full fees.  Reservations at www.recreation.gov
Paddy Flat Guard Station Rental Cabin Closed to Visitor
Ponderosa Campground Open to Visitor
Poverty Flat Campground Open to Visitor
Shiefer Campground Closed to Visitor Campground can be reached from McCall via Warren Wagon Road.
Spring Creek Campground Open to Visitor Open for the 2015 season with camp ground host, services and drinking water.  Full fees