Alerts & Notices

ALERTS & CLOSURES

 

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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.

 

 

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

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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.

VIEW NEWS RELEASE

VIEW THE ORDER

 

 

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

 

 

Cascade Ranger District Closures

208-382-7400

 

 

TERMINATED 5-17-2018 - Cascade RD has temporarily closes of Eagles Nest Trail NFS trail 111 

The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing National Forest System (NFS) Trail 111 (Eagles Nest Trail) for public safety and protection from hazards associated with the Crawford Prescribed Fire.  The order will be in effect beginning May 10, 2018, and shall remain in effect until May 24, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.  (0402-04-79)

VIEW THE TERMINATION

 

 

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).

VIEW THE CLOSURE

VIEW THE MAP

 

 

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 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

 

 

8-30-2017 Mountain Home RD has temporarily closed NFS road 121H

8-30-2017 - The Mountain Ranger District has temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) road 121H (Village Area) for public safety because the trees in the area were affected by a wildfire. The order will be in effect from Aug. 30, 2017, through June 30, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-01-81)

VIEW THE ORDER

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). 

VIEW THE CLOSURE

VIEW THE MAP

 

 

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 by the Forest Supervisor.

VEW REVISED CLOSURE - (0402-01-84)

VIEW MAP # 1 of 2

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)

 

 

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Idaho City Ranger District Closures

208-392-6681

 

 

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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VIEW CLOSURE

VIEW MAP

 

 

TERMINATED 5-10-2018 - Idaho City RD has temporarily closed 327 and 384 roads  VIEW THE TERMINATION

The Idaho City Ranger District Order that temporarily closed National Forest System (NFS) roads 327 and 384 to provide for public safety and to protect road surface during spring break-up conditions, has been terminated.  Roads are open.

 

 

11-17-2017 –  Idaho City and Lowman Ranger Districts have Revised South Pioneer Fire Recovery Closure Area

The Pioneer Winter Salvage Closure Area (including all roads and trails within the area) will remain closed to all public entry for public safety and protection during salvage logging operations. The salvage operations, including log truck traffic, skidding and felling operations and service vehicle traffic, make it dangerous for public access into the area.

This Order will be in effect on November 17, 2017 and shall remain in effect through June 1, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-03-80)

VIEW NEWS RELEASE AND WATCH NEW VIDEO!

VIEW THE CLOSURE

VIEW THE MAP

VIEW TERMINATION OF PREVIOUS CLOSURE  (0402-00-53) 

 

 

11-17-2017 THIS ORDER HAS BEEN TERMINATED.  VIEW THE TERMINATION.

VIEW THE NEWS RELEASE

10-26-2017 Idaho City RD has temporarily closed Barber Flat Bridge during phase 1 of repairs. 

The Idaho City Ranger District will temporarily closed a segment of National Forest System (NFS) road 376 to provide for public safety during (phase 1) of Barber Flat Bridge repairs. The closure will be in effect from Oct. 30, 2017, 12.01 a.m. and shall remain in effect until Nov. 16, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.

Following Phase 1, the bridge will be re-opened to vehicles with less than a 50 inch width.  VIEW THE CLOSURE.  VIEW THE MAP.

 

 

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

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

Effective 1-1-2018 - Order #0402-03-81 - (312) closure replaced expired Order 0402-03-75.

Revised orders 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 - 385

VIEW THE ORDER (0402-03-81) - 312

VIEW THE MAP (0402-03-81) - 312

 

 

5-25-2017 Idaho City Ranger District has temporarily closed Crooked River Trail #158

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

VIEW THE CLOSURE AND MAP

 

 

1-1-2018 - Idaho City Ranger District has temporarily closed Grayback Gulch road due to bridge failure

Grayback Gulch Road - NFS road 347 and Mores Creek Bridge were damaged by high water flows from 2017 spring run-off. The road has been closed to provide for public safety.

Effective 1-1-2018 - Order #0402-03-83 - (347) closure replaced expired Order #0402-03-70.

This order will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-03-83)

VIEW THE ORDER

VIEW THE MAP

 

 

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Lowman Ranger District Closures

208-259-3361

 

 

5-21-2018 – Lowman Ranger District temporarily closes Clear Creek Road 582

The Boise National Forest is temporarily closing National Forest System (NFS) road 582 (Clear Creek Road) to all motor vehicles between NFS roads 545 and 510. The order goes into effect Monday, May 21, 2018, and will expire July 15, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. The segment of road that will be closed is to provide for public safety during the roadside hazard tree removal project. (0402-05-75)

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VIEW CLOSURE

VIEW MAP

 

 

2-1-2018 - Lowman Ranger District has temporarily re-opened portions of Rock Creek Road System 594. 

THIS CLOSURE MAY BE REISSUED IN THE SPRING OF 2018.

Lowman RD has temporarily re-opened portions of NFS road system 594 (Rock Creek road) to all motor vehicles due to hazards associated with logging and logging equipment operating on and around the road.

This order will be in effect from November 17 2017, through June 1, 2018, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor. (0402-05-74).

Refer to the order and map for locations of roads within the Rock Creek road system.

2-1-2018 - THIS ORIGINAL CLOSURE ORDER HAS BEEN TERMINATED.  VIEW THE TERMINATION

VIEW ORIGINAL CLOSURE MAP

 

 

BEARSKIN FIRE CLOSURE AREA VERSION #5 EXPIRED DEC. 15, 2017. 

THIS CLOSURE MAY BE REISSUED IN THE SPRING OF 2018.

9-22-2017 Bearskin Area Closure Reduced - Version #5

The Boise National Forest Bearskin Fire Area Closure within the Lowman District has been reduced, opening more roads, due to a decrease in fire activity. The modified closure – Version #5 - goes into effect Friday, Sept. 22, and shall remain in effect through Dec. 15, 2017, unless rescinded earlier by the Forest Supervisor.

VIEW THE NEWS RELEASE

VIEW THE CLOSURE – VERSION #5 – (0402-05-72)

VIEW THE MAP

VIEW THE TERMINATION OF VERSION #4 

 

 

 

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

The closure is effective 5-25-2017 and will remain in effect through 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).

 

 

Photo of Rock Creek burned area

 

 

Emmett Ranger District

208-365-7000

(no current closures in effect)

 

 

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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 the Termination of Fire Restrictions in 2017

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 - 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.

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


  • 12-14-2017 Boise NF Withdraws Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map
  • TERMINATED 9-17-2017 - Boise NF Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
  • 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

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Closures


  • 5-21-2018 – Lowman Ranger District temporarily closes Clear Creek Road 582
  • TERMINATED 5-17-2018 Cascade RD - Temporarily closes Eagles Nest Trail #111
  • 5-17-2018 – Idaho City Ranger District temporarily closes NFS road #393
  • TERMINATED 5-10-2018 - Idaho City RD 327 and 384 road closures
  • TERMINATED 4-30-2018 - MT Home RD Temporarily Closes Roads for Tree Plantin
  • TERMINATED - 2-28-2018 Lowman RD Temporarily Closes Clear Creek Road 582
  • 2-21-2018 - Revised Elk and Pony Fire Closure Version #9
  • TERMINATED 2-1-2018 Lowman RD temporarily closes Rock Creek Road System #594

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Conditions

Current Forest Conditions

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