Alerts & Notices

ALERTS & CLOSURES

Photo of a road badly damaged

 

ALERTS

ALERT: Please use caution during spring conditions.

EMERGENCY - CALL:  911.

Snow loads are well above average. Beware of flooding along roadways and washouts. Think about roads that may be blocked by snow, rock, fallen trees and mud debris when venturing out and returning home.

Check the road reports before you go at: http://lb.511.idaho.gov/idlb/

Mountain Snow Water levels are very high.  View Idaho Snow Survey Snotel Data.    (https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/)

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

 

2017 - Alert: Trinity Recretion Area update

The Trinity Recreation Area may be late in opening this year (after July 15) due to above normal snow pack.  Call the Districts for updates and road conditions. Make your reservations at: www.recreation.gov.

 

 

Photo of road slid off the side of the mountain

 

 

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

Cascade Ranger District Closures

 

5-19-2017 Cascade Ranger District temporarily closes NFS trail 101  

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 This order will be in effect from May 19, 2017, until Dec. 31, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-04-73).

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VIEW THE MAP

 

5-5-2017 Cascade Ranger District temporarily closes Rainbow Point and Amanita Campgrounds

Cascade RD has temporarily closed Rainbow Point and Amanita Campgrounds to provide for public safety and protection from hazards associated with dead and dying trees related to Doulas Fir Beetle activity. This Order will be in effect May 5, 2017, and shall remain in effect until June 30, 2017, at 11:59 4.M., unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-04-72).

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VIEW THE ORDER AND MAP.

 

3-29-2017 Cascade Ranger District temporarily closes 474 road to Stolle Meadows damaged by slides

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 until Dec. 31, 2017, 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.

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VIEW THE CLOSURE

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Photo of road damage due to mud and flood 

 

Mountain Home Ranger District Closures

 

5-17-2017  Mountain Home Ranger District temporarily closes roads and camping areas along South Fork Boise River

The Mountain Home Ranger District has temporarily closed access roads and camping areas for public safety due to flooding from the South Fork Boise River. This order will be in effect from May 17, 2017, until June 30, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-01-76).

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5-12-2017 Mountain Home Ranger District temporarily closes Elk Flat Campground

The Mountain Home Ranger District has temporarily closed Elk Flat Campground for public safety due to flooding from the South Fork Boise River. This order will be in effect from May 12, 2017, until June 15, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-01-73).

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VIEW THE MAP.

 

 

5-9-2017 Mountain Home RD temporarily closes Avelene Road NFS road 212 due to road failure

The Mountain Home Ranger District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) road 212 (Avelene Road) for public safety due to a road failure.  This order will be in effect from May 9, 2017, until Dec. 31, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.  (0402-01-70)

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VIEW THE ORDER and MAP.

 

 

5-9-2017 Mountain Home RD temporarily closes National Forest System (NFS) road 159B

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 May 9, 2017, until Dec. 31, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.  (0402-01-71)

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VIEW THE ORDER and MAP.

 

 

3-24-2017 Mountain Home Ranger District temporarily closes roads and trails near Featherville

The Boise National Forest Mountain Home Ranger District has closed two popular roads and trails near Featherville, Idaho, for public safety due to hazards associated with the Trinity Ridge Fire which burned in 2012. Trinity Creek (NFS Road 172) and Wagontown (NFS Road 183) roads and trails have ongoing hazards from storm damage and debris washing into the travel corridor.

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VIEW THE CLOSURE AND MAP

 

 

2016-2017 Mountain Home RD Area Closure - REVISED Elk & Pony Wildfires - Area and Trail Closure Version #8 - closure remains in effect

VIEW THE CLOSURE AND MAP  (0402-01-64)

Dog Creek Campground Area remains closed.  Tailwaters Area is day-use only.  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 are closed.

 

 

2016-2017 Mountain Home RD Additional Trail Closures remain in effect

2016-2017 National Forest System Trail 045 (Roaring River) and National Forest System Trail 122 (William Pogue) remains closed.

VIEW CLOSURE AND MAP (0402-01-59)

 

 

Photo of road closed sign and bridge damage

 

 

Idaho City Ranger District Closures

 

5-25-2017 Idaho City Ranger District temporarily closes Crooked River trail

The Idaho City Ranger District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) trail 158 for public safety and protection from hazards associated with the Pioneer Fire. -  This order will be in effect from May 25, 2017, until Dec. 31, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-03-74).

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5-24-2017 The Idaho City and Lowman Ranger Districts temporarily close public camping in Barber Flats Area and Banner Ridge Area.

The closure is necessary to allow these areas to be used as designated camping areas for the commercial mushroom pickers on National Forest System Lands to minimize resource damage and conflicts between other user groups. The closure is necessary to ensure the campsites are available for the commercial mushroom pickers that possess a camping permit for specific campsites. The order is effective May 24, 2017, and will remain in effect until July 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-00-51).

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VIEW BARBER FLATS AREA MAP

VIEW BANNER RIDGE AREA MAP

 

 

5-17-2017 Idaho City Ranger District temporarily closes NFS road 362

The Idaho City Ranger District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) road 362 for public safety during logging operations -  Monday thru Friday from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pedestrians may use the roads on the weekends. This order will be in effect from May 17, 2017, until Dec. 31, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-03-72). Beaver Creek North Roadsise Hazard Timber Sale

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5-17-2017 Idaho City Ranger District temporarily closes NFS roads 380 and 380H

The Idaho City Ranger District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) roads 380 and 380H for public safety during logging operations -  Monday thru Friday from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pedestrians may use the roads on the weekends. This order will be in effect from May 17, 2017, until Dec. 31, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-03-72).  Coulter Roadside Hazard Timber Sale

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3-24-2017 Idaho City Ranger District temporarily closes Grayback Gulch road due to bridge failure

 

The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing National Forest System Road 347 (Grayback Gulch Road) and Mores Creek Bridge for public health and safety. Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.54 (e), this order will remain in effect until 12-31-2017, or until rescinded, whichever comes first. Warmer weather and precipitation have increased seasonal flows of local tributaries. In Mores Creek, a large diameter tree has fell into the creek, diverting flows and causing erosion and bridge failure near the entrance of Grayback Gulch Campground.

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VIEW THE CLOSURE AND MAP

 

 

Photo of washed out road due to spring conditions

 

 

Lowman Ranger District Closures

 

5-25-2017  Lowman Ranger District temporarily closes trails within Pioneer Fire burn area

The closure is effective 5-25-2017 and will remain in effect until 12-31-2018 or until rescinded by the Forest Supervisor. Trails are closed to provide for public safety from hazards associated with Pioneer Fire.

A list of the closed trails is within the order.

VIEW CLOSURE ORDER AND MAP  (0402-05-62).

 

 

5-24-2017 The Lowman and Idaho City Ranger Districts temporarily close public camping in Barber Flats Area and Banner Ridge Area.

The closure is necessary to allow these areas to be used as designated camping areas for the commercial mushroom pickers on National Forest System Lands to minimize resource damage and conflicts between other user groups. The closure is necessary to ensure the campsites are available for the commercial mushroom pickers that possess a camping permit for specific campsites. The order is effective May 24, 2017, and will remain in effect until July 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-00-51).

VIEW THE CLOSURE

VIEW BARBER FLATS AREA MAP

VIEW BANNER RIDGE AREA MAP

 

 

5-8-2017 Lowman Ranger District temporarily closes roads in Clear Creek drainage.

The Lowman Ranger District has a temporary road closure on multiple roads. Roads include portion of NFS #582, #545 and all of #502A, #510, #515 and #546 roads. The closure order is in effect from May 8 through May 25 unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. The purpose of the order is to provide for the protection of public health and safety due to restoration work (mulching) and hazards associated with the Pioneer Fire.

VIEW THE NEWS RELEASE

VIEW THE CLOSURE – (0402-05-61).

VIEW THE MAP.

 

10-14-2016  Lowman Ranger District temporarily closes Rock Creek road 594

This closure went in effect 10-14-2016 and will remain in 10-14-2017 or until rescinded by the Forest Supervisor.  Rock Creek Road NFS Road 594 is closed from the junction of NFS Road 551 to State Highway 21 to motor vehicles due to provide safety due to hazards associated with Pioneer Fire. 

VIEW THE NEWS RELEASE.

VIEW CLOSURE ORDER AND MAP (0402-05-59).

 

 

Photo of burned area void of trees

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

ADDITIONAL ALERTS & NOTICES

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Smoke in the valley from the Walker Fire

 

WEATHER

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.

 

Photo of tree in the road

 

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 - 2017 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.

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Alerts


  • 9-15-2016 Stage 1 Fire Restrictions to be lifted
  • 8-1-2016 Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented
  • 3-15-2016 Cascade RD SFSalmon River Road Weight Restrictions Order # 0402-04-54
  • 9-11-2015 Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Terminated
  • 9-11-2015 Termination - Original Order - Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
  • 6-19-2015 Termination of Danskin OHV Area Closure
  • 6-17-2015 Exploding Devices
  • 5-29-2015 Termination of Elk and Pony Fires - Area and Trail Closure VERSION #6

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Closures


  • 5-25-2017 Lowman RD - Temporarily closes trails within Pioneer Fire area
  • 5-25-2017 BNF has TERMINATED Pioneer Fire Closure Area - Version #11
  • 5-25-2017 Idaho City RD - temporarily closes Crooked River trail
  • 5-24-2017 Lowman and Idaho City RDs - Temporarily closed Banner and Barber Areas
  • 5-19-2017 MT. Home RD - Temporarily closes Yellow Jacket - NFS trail 101
  • 5-18-2017 TERMINATED ORDER - Danskin Area Trail Closure
  • 5-18-207 TERMINATED CLOSURE - MT Home RD NFS road 255 - Roaring River
  • 5-17-2017 Idaho City RD - Temporarily closes NFS road 362

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Conditions

Current Forest Conditions

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