Viewing Wildlife

Photograph of grouse.

Over 300 different species of wildlife make their home on the Payette National Forest. Some are common and easily spotted from roads and trails, while others are more reclusive and require perseverance to see. The following are some of animals you might spot on your visit to the Forest.

Beaver and River Otters - To see these animals, try canoeing the flat water stretches of the Payette River above Payette Lake or the riv...

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Viewing Wildlife Areas

  • Burgdorf/French Creek Area, McCall Ranger District area description
  • Big Creek to Soldier Bar, Krassel Ranger District area description
  • Hazard Lakes Recreation Area, New Meadows RD area description
  • McCall Recreation Area, McCall Ranger District area description
Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/payette/recreation/natureviewing/?recid=26865&actid=62