Please check the Alerts & Notices page before you recreate within 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 Forest information about restrictions, closures, alerts and advisories.

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Forest Interactive Closures Map 

Boise Forest Interactive Map of Road, Trail and Area Closures

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Regional Orders

Current Regional Orders - learn more about the Weed Free Hay Order, Explosives and Exploding Targets and Fireworks and Spark Arrestors.


Forest Orders

East Fire - Area, Roads, and Trails Closure/ Forest Order: 0402-04-103

  • Start Date: 8/30/23 Expires: 11/30/23
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14-day Occupancy and Use on all NFS lands within the Boise National Forest as designated in the Order / Forest Order: 0402-00-62

  • Start Date: 07/31/2022 Expires: 07/31/2027

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Renewed - Public Saftey and Occupancy on all National Forest System (NFS) lands and Roads in the Boise National Forest / Forest Order: 0402-00-61

  • Start Date: 7/15/2022 Expires: 7/15/2027

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Revised- Reinstating the Over-Snow restrictions that are not covered by the Motor Vehicle Use Map. / Forest Order: 0402-00-56

  • Start Date: 1/15/2020 Expires: 4/30/2023 

  • Boise NF Winter Travel Map 


District Road, Trail and Area Closures  

Cascade Ranger District Closures 208-382-7400

Rice Creek road Closure (NFS Road 478) / Forest Order: 0402-04-62

  • Start Date: 8/13/2014 Expires: Until Further Notice 

  • Order and Map 

Mountain Home Ranger District Closures  208-587-7961

Rainbow Basin Occupancy & Use / Forest Order: 0402-01-99

  • Start Date: 3/9/2022 Expires: 3/1/2025

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Wilson Trail System temporarily closed to motor vehicle use / Forest Order: 0402-01-98

  • Start Date: 10/1/2021 Expires:  6/15/2026 

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Additional Trail Closures ( portions of Roaring River and William Pogue) / Forest Order: 0402-01-59

Idaho City Ranger District Closures  208-392-3700

Edna Creek Campground Closure including campground road / Forest Order: 0402-03-112 

  • Start Date: 5/18/2023 Expires: 12/31/2023
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Atlanta Area and Road Closure (Atlanta cabin and Powerplant Campground / Forest Order: 0402-03-110

  • Start Date: 7/1/2023 Expires: 12/31/2023
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Grimes Creek Closure (NFS road 364 and 261) / Forest Order: 0401-03-115

Flint Creek Spur C road has closed (NFS Road 207C) / Forest Order: 0402-03-54

  • Start Date: 8/13/2014 Expires: Until Further Notice
  • Order and Map


Emmett Ranger District Closures  208-365-7000


Lowman Ranger District Closures  208-259-3361

Kirkham Hot Springs is open for DAY USE ONLY from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. No Overnight Camping Allowed./ Forest Order: 0402-05-85

  • $5.00 fee per-vehicle / per-day use fee / parking outside of the closed gate. 
  • Start Date: 12/31/2020 Expires: Until Further Notice

  • Original Closure  (Order has been updated - currently day use only)

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Information about Fire Restrictions throughout Idaho  


Floating South Fork Boise River 

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!


Burn Permits

  • Free and required under Idaho law for any burning outside city limits statewide (excluding campfires) from May 10 through October 20.  Please review website.
  • For questions regarding burn permits, contact the Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management Bureau at this Contact link. If after hours or no answer, please contact your local Fire Department or Sherriff's office.