Alerts & Notices

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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.


Boise Forest Interactive Map of Road, Trail and Area Closures


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Regional Orders

Weed Free Hay / Regional Order: 04-2021-03

  • Start Date: 8/2/2021 Expires: 7/17/2026

Fireworks and Spark Arrestor / Regional Order: 04-2020-01

  • Start Date: 7/16/2021 Expires: 7/17/2026

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Explosives and Exploding Targets / Regional Order: 04-2020-02

Forest Orders

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

Four Corners Fire Area, Road and Trail Closure  (Public Safety) / Forest Order: 0402-04-94

  • Start Date: 08/29/2022 Expires: 09/30/2022
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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

Grimes Creek Closure (NFS road 364 and 261) / Forest Order: 0402-03-108

China Basin road closed (NFS Road 205) / Forest Order: 0402-03-53.

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

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

Four Corners Fire Area, Road and Trail Closure  (Public Safety) / Forest Order: 0402-04-94

  • Start Date: 08/29/2022 Expires: 09/30/2022
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National Forest System Trail 390 in the Sage Hen area / Forest Order: 0402-06-50

  • Start Date: 5/27/2022 Expires: 8/15/2022
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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.


Do Not Fly Drones In or Near Wildfires


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  • 8-2-2021 - 7-17-2026  Regional Weed Free Hay Order
  • 7-16-2021 - 7-17-2026 - Exploding Targets and other explosives Order
  • 12-14-2017 Boise NF Withdraws Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map
  • 3-15-2016 Cascade RD SFSalmon River Road Weight Restrictions Order # 0402-04-54
  • 6-28-2013 Lowman RD Road Restriction on Portion of NFSR #594A.
  • 7-11-2012 Davey's Bridge Replacement
  • Advisory: Scriver Creek Road Restration Project
  • Advisory: Third Fork Road Resurfacing Project

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  • 3-09-2022 Mountain Home Rainbow Basin Occupancy & Use Order
  • 12-7-2021 Idaho City RD closes NFS 327
  • 10-5-2021 Mountain Home RD has temporarily closed motor vehicle on Wilson Trails
  • 9-9-2021 Emmett RD temporarily closes a portions of NFS road system 696
  • 9-3-2021 Idaho City RD RENEWS CLOSURE OF NFS road 364 (Grimes Creek) and 261
  • 4-12-2021 – The Mountain Home RD has temporarily closed NFS road 159B
  • 5-21-2020 – Lowman RD has temporarily closed Kirkham Campground and Hot Spring
  • 5-29-2015 Revised Elk and Pony Fires - Area and Trail Closure - VERSION #7

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