Alerts & Notices

ALERTS & CLOSURES

 

Photo of burned trees from the Pioneer Fire

 

Please check the Alerts & Notices page before your trip to the Boise National Forest. Simply knowing the Forest Orders, current conditions, alerts, and closures prepares you for a pleasurable outdoor experience with no surprises! This webpage provides current information about restrictions, closures, fire conditions, alerts and advisories.

 

 

Photo of a map showing Version 2 Wapiti Fire Closure Area

 

 

(Map above is Wapiti Closure Area - Version #2)

9-4-2018 - ALERT - Wapiti Fire Area Closure revised. 

Boise and Sawtooth National Forests lands combined into one closure area.

Closure order will remain effect for public safety due to hazards associated with the Wapiti Fire through December 31, 2018 unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.

The Grandjean Road is open. 

Sacajawea Hot Springs Area is closed.

The area within the outer perimeter of the Wapiti Fire burn scar is closed. (0402-05-79)

VIEW THE CLOSURE

VIEW THE MAP

 

 

 

9-21-2018 - The Boise National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be terminated effective Friday morning Sept. 21, 2018, at 0001 hours 12:01 a.m. 

VIEW THE TERMINATION

 

 

A fire flame and wording for website

For more information about fire restrictions throughout Idaho:  

http://www.idahofireinfo.com/

 

 

Check daily weather conditions...

Also check weather at: http://www.weather.gov/boi/

Idaho State Highways can be closed with weather events check for avalanches at: http://www.avalanche.org/

View road web cams:  http://lb.511.idaho.gov/idlb/cameras/routeselect.jsf?view=state&text=m&textOnly=false

For Information on potential highway weather related closures and restrictions, visit the http://www.511.idaho.gov/ page.

 

 

EMERGENCY - CALL:  911.

Most of the Boise National Forest has no cell phone coverage.  Be prepared to spend the night with plenty of food and water.

Boise NF - Supervisor's Office -208-373-4100 / Interagency Visitor Center - 208-373-4007 / Boise Dispatch - 208-384-3398

 

 

12-14-2017 - ALERT - The Forest Service is Withdrawing the Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map for the Boise National Forest   (0402-00-54)

The Forest Service is withdrawing the Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map (OSVUM) for the Boise National Forest that was published Feb. 11, 2016, under 36 CFR 212 Subpart C, effective immediately. (12-14-2017) The OSVUM shall have no further force or effect.

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Photo of a sign in wooded area warning of dangers

 

 

FOREST ROAD, TRAIL and AREA CLOSURES BY DISTRICTS (5)

 

 

Cascade Ranger District Closures

208-382-7400

 

 

9-27-2018 - The Cascade Ranger District has temporarily closed Ice Hole Campground

The Campground has been temporarily closed to provide for public safety during reconstruction. This order will be in effect from 9-27-2018 through July 2, 2019, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. 0402-04-80

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1-1-2018 - Cascade Ranger District has temporarily closed Yellow Jacket Trail - NFS trail 101

Effective 1-1-2018 - Order  #0402-04-77 replaced expired Order 0402-04-73.

The Cascade Ranger District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) trail 101 to motorized vehicles for public safety due to a failed bridge. This order will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2020, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-04-77).

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12-19-2017 CLOSURE OF 474 ROAD HAS BEEN REVISED.  VIEW NEW CLOSURE (0402-04-78) Closure will remain in effect through December 31, 2020 unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.

VIEW REVISED CLOSURE

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Cascade Ranger District  474 road to Stolle Meadows WILL REMAIN CLOSED due to damage from mud slides. (Original closure date  3-29-2017)

The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing National Forest System (NFS) Road 474 from the Warm Lake Highway (NFS Road 22) to the junction of NFS Roads 474 and 427 for public health and safety. Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.54 (e), this order is in effect when signed and will remain in effect through Dec. 31, 2020, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. High snowpack and increased precipitation saturated the roadway causing it to give way in three places above the South Fork of the Salmon River. The largest slide is approximately 50 feet long and will require extensive work to repair. The road is one of two routes leading into Stolle Meadows and snowmobilers can still use NFS Road 427 around Warm Lake to access Stolle Meadows.

 

 

 

 

 Photo of road damage due to mud and flood

 

 

Mountain Home Ranger District Closures

208-587-7961

 

 

10-19-2018 – Mountain Home Ranger District REVISED temporary closure of  Cottonwood II Prescribed Fire Area - Version 2

The Closure area for the Cottonwood RX has been revised to include only the burn area. The Cottonwood Trail and all roads will be accessible and the public will be allowed back into the area.

Effective Oct. 22, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. and shall remain in effect until Oct. 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., unless rescinded prior by the Forest Supervisor.  

Fire crews plan to monitor the unit every day until significant moisture arrives.

VIEW THE CLOSURE (0402-01-87)

VIEW THE MAP

 

 

1-1-2018 - Mountain Home RD has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) road 159B

Effective 1-1-2018 - Order #0402-01-83 has replaced expired Order 0402-01-71.

The Mountain Home Ranger District has temporarily closed NFS road 159B for public safety due to a road failure.  This order will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2020, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-01-83). 

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2-21-2018 - Mountain Home RD – ELK AND PONY FIRES CLOSURE – VERSION #9

The area, road and trail closure HAS BEEN REVISED.

This new closure will remain in effect from 2-21-2018 through March 31, 2019, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.

VEW REVISED CLOSURE - (0402-01-84)

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VIEW MAP # 2 of 2

Dog Creek Campground IS CLOSED.

Tailwaters Area is day-use only. 

A portion of the Wilson Trail System is closed to motorized and mechanized vehicles. 

(Review the map for area and trail closures).

National Forest System (NFS) roads 061DG and 061V remain closed.

Elk & Pony Wildfires - Area and Trail Closure - Version #8 HAS BEEN TERMINATED EFFECTIVE - 2-21-2018 - (0402-01-64).

 

 

 

2016-2018 Mountain Home RD Additional Trail Closures remain in effect

A portion of National Forest System Trail 045 (Roaring River) and a portion of National Forest System Trail 122 (William Pogue) trails are closed.

VIEW CLOSURE AND MAP (0402-01-59)

 

 

photo of a logging truck leaving Pioneer logging sale

 

 

Idaho City Ranger District Closures

208-392-6681

 

 

6-4-2018 – Idaho City Ranger District temporarily closes NFS roads #311K and 311K1

The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing National Forest System (NFS) roads 311K and 311K1 to all motor vehicles. The order goes into effect June 4, 2018, and shall remain in effect through Sept. 15, 2019, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. The road is temporarily closed to all motorized vehicles to provide for public health and safety due to work activity in the area. (0402-03-88) 

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5-17-2018 – Idaho City Ranger District temporarily closes NFS road 393

The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing National Forest System (NFS) road 393 to all motor vehicles. The order goes into effect May 17, 2018, and will expire Oct. 31, 2019, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. The road that will be closed is to provide for public safety and safety during logging operations.  (0402-03-86)

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1-1-2018 -Idaho City Ranger District temporarily closes NFS road 362

The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing National Forest System (NFS) road 362 to all motor vehicles.  The order goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, and will expire Dec. 31, 2018 unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-03-84). Closure replaced expired Order #0402-03-73.

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6-15-2018 - BE AWARE OF LOGGING TRUCKS TRAVELING ALONG NATIONAL FOREST SYSTEM ROADS 385, 385H AND IDAHO STATE HIGHWAY 21 THROUGH JULY.

 

 

10-17-2018 - TERMINATION OF CLOSURE NFS ROAD 312 - ROAD TO GRAHAM IS OPEN!  VIEW THE TERMINATION OF CLOSURE

 

1-1-2018 - The Idaho City Ranger District has temporarily closed segments of National Forest System (NFS) road 385 along Banner Creek due to road failure.  (NFS road 312 to Graham is open).

Effective 1-1-2018 - Order #0402-03-82 - (385) closure replaced expired Order 0402-03-76.

Revised order will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-03-82 and 0402-03-81)
 

VIEW THE ORDER (0402-03-82) - 385

VIEW THE MAP - ( 0402-03-82) - 385

 

 

10-20-2018 - Idaho City Ranger District Grayback Gulch road is open!

 

VIEW THE NEWS RELEASE!

 

 

Photo of Rock Creek burned area

 

 

Lowman Ranger District Closures

208-259-3361

Currently no road or trail closures within Lowman Ranger District.

 

 

Emmett Ranger District

208-365-7000

 

 

8-28-2018 - Emmett Ranger District - REVISED AREA CLOSURE - closed roads and trails within Lodgepole Fire - VERSION #2

The District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) roads and trails to provide for public safety due to hazards associated with the Lodgepole Fire. 

This revised closure order will be in effect from Aug. 28, 2018, through November 30, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-06-39).

 

VIEW THE CLOSURE  (0402-06-39)

VIEW THE MAP

VIEW THE TERMINATION of Lodgepole Fire Area Closure VERSION #1  (0402-06-38)

 

 

Photo of an airplane called a scooper dropping water

 

 

WILDFIRE INFORMATION

ALL LARGE WILDFIRE INFORMATION WITHIN THE BOISE NATIONAL FOREST IS POSTED TO: INCIWEB.

INCIWEB is used for information about wildfires primarily over 100 acres in size.  To locate Boise National Forest fire information click on the State dropdown link and then choose Idaho.  https://inciweb.nwcg.gov

Boise NF Supervisor's Office - 208-373-4100 (weekdays)

 

IDAHO - FIRE RESTRICTIONS WEBSITE

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

VIEW BNF DESIGNATED CAMPING AREAS

Frequently asked questions concerning implementation of fire restrictions

 

 

ADDITIONAL ALERTS & NOTICES

 

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PLEASE DO NOT FLY DRONES IN OR NEAR THE FIRE AREA.  IF YOU FLY WE CAN’T! 

 

 

 

Floating South Fork Boise River Alert

Alert - Use Caution - Floating South Fork Boise River

Please use caution if you plan on floating the South Fork Boise River.  The South Fork Boise River, located in a large roadless area, is a changing river due to mud slides and rock deposits following large fires. Rafters need to be aware and prepared for changeable rapids. The Buffalo Creek rapid, which used to be a Class 3, is now a Class 5 Rapid.  Please view the video and use extreme caution!

 

Additional 2014 - 2018 ROAD CLOSURES: 

Alert - A few roads that were washed out in 2014 may still be closed and may not be repaired in the future.

Check with the Ranger District before heading to the areas shown in the news release.

VIEW NEWS RELEASE.

 

Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (a) gives each Forest Supervisor the authority to issue orders which close or restrict use of the of described areas within the area over which he/she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized in Title 36, Part 261, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations.

 

                           

Alerts


  • TERMINATED - 9-21-2018 - Stage 1 Fire Restrictions implemented for Boise NF
  • 12-14-2017 Boise NF Withdraws Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map
  • TERMINATED 9-17-2017 - Boise NF Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
  • TERMINATED - Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to be lifted
  • TERMINATED - 8-1-2016 Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented
  • 3-15-2016 Cascade RD SFSalmon River Road Weight Restrictions Order # 0402-04-54
  • TERMINATED - 9-11-2015 Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Terminated
  • TERMINATED - 9-11-2015 Original Order - Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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Closures


  • TERMINATED 10 – Cascade Ranger District temporarily closes Eagles Nest Trail 11
  • 10-19-2018 Mt. Home RD. Temprorarily closes Cottonwood RX area - Version 2
  • TERMINATION 10-20-2018 - Idaho City RD - Temporarily closes Grayback Gulch Road
  • TERMINATED 10-19-2018 – MT. Home RD temporarily closes Cottonwood II - version 1
  • TERMINATED - 10-17-2018 Idaho City RD - NFS road 312. NFS road 385 closed.
  • TERMINATED - 9-12-2018 Idaho City RD - Temporarily closes NFS road 351
  • 9-27-2018 Cascade RD - Temporarily Closes Ice Hole Campground
  • 9-4-2018 Wapiti Fire Closure Version #2 - Boise and Sawtooth NF

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Conditions

Current Forest Conditions

Call the Districts for updated information and conditions before heading out.




https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices