The Salmon-Challis National Forest is located in the center of Idaho.
Where is this Forest?

 

 

Welcome to the Salmon-Challis National Forest

The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers over 4.3 million acres in east-central Idaho. Included within the boundaries of the Forest is 1.3 million acres of the Frank Church-- River of No Return Wilderness Area, the largest contiguous wilderness area in the Continental United States. Rugged and remote, this country offers adventure, solitude and breathtaking scenery. The Forest also contains Borah Peak, Idaho's tallest peak, the Wild & Scenic Salmon River and the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The area is a highly desired destination for hunting, fishing, white-water rafting and many other popular recreational pursuits.

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Trout Unlimited Video -- Upper Yankee Fork Large Wood Stream Restoration Project Phase I 2014  

Adding Large Wood to the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River for fish habitat restoration. Project partners include Salmon-Challis National Forest, Trout Unlimited, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and the US Bureau of Reclamation.

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Many hunting opportunities can be found on the Salmon-Challis National Forest. Make sure to stay on designated routes and take a map with you.

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Repurposing Forest Waste with a Mobile Pellet Machine

Video featuring Salmon-Challis National Forest Employee David Morris, a Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee Project in partnership with Commandar Chassis and Lemhi County Economic Development Association 

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Latest news on the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Effort

Sage Grouse Cover

Salmon-Challis National Forest Travel Planning and OHV Route Designation Project

Maps

2014 Final Revised ROD SEIS and Changes from the 2009 ROD - Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District

2014 Final Revised ROD SEIS and Changes from the 2009 ROD - Leadore Ranger District

2014 Final Revised ROD SEIS and Changes from the 2009 ROD - Lost River Ranger District

2014 Final Revised ROD SEIS and Changes from the 2009 ROD - Middle Fork Ranger District

2014 Final Revised ROD SEIS and Changes from the 2009 ROD - North Fork Ranger District

2014 Final Revised ROD SEIS and Changes from the 2009 ROD -  Salmon/Cobalt Ranger District

Your Safety is Important to Us.

Idaho state law currently allows individuals under 16 years old to operate off-highway vehicles (OHV) on National Forest System roads whether or not they have a driver's license. When traveling on National Forest System roads to or from your favorite camping or hunting spot, you may encounter other drivers of all ages with varying experience levels and different types of motorized vehicles. Please take extra care to watch for all kinds of traffic to avoid life-altering collisions on roads managed by your national forest.

Recent News


Spotlights

"Untrammeled"

A new Forest Service produced movie on youth & wilderness, Untrammeled, produced as part of the celebrations for the 50Th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act! 

Idaho Facts

Salmon-Challis National Forest - Idaho Facts