Alerts & Notices

Please check the Alerts & Notices  page before your trip to the Caribou-Targhee 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, alerts and advisories.  If you have questions regarding any of this information, please contact the appropriate office:

Forest Orders Interactive Map 

The viewer linked below depicts Forest Orders on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. This map is intended to be used as a supplement to the signed Forest Orders listed below. The signed Order document remains the authoritative source.  Please use the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox or Safari. 

 

Official Forest Orders: Alerts and Closures

Below are the official forest orders for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  

Forest Order Name and Number   Date Expires

Districts
Affected

    Notes    

Fish Haven Canyon Road #143 and Hogs Back Trail #3-133 Closure

04-15-535

6/15/21

7/13/21

Montpelier Ranger
District

Closes the Fish Haven and Hogs Back Trail for heavy road maintenance.

Trail #200 Closure (Rush Hour Trail)
04-15-534

5/17/21

10/31/21

Teton Basin

Temporary Closure of Rush Hour Trail during construction of the Centennial paved pathway

Trail #109 Closure (Lead Draw)
04-15-533

3/30/21

7/31/21

Westside Ranger
District

Temporary closure of the Lead Draw trail

Regional Explosives
and
Exploding Targets Order

04-2020-02

7/17/20

7/17/21

Forestwide

 

Regional Fireworks
and Spark Arrestor Order
 
04-00-12-02

7/17/20

7/17/21

Forestwide

 

Occupancy and Use
04-15-131

6/05/20

05/01/30

Forestwide

14- day stay limits on the Forest

Area Closure
04-15-129

1/9/20

 4/15/30

Palisades Ranger
District

Dogs prohibited from groomed x-country ski trail in Kelly Canyon

Area Closure
04-15-130

2/14/20

4/15/30

Teton Basin Ranger District

Dogs prohibited from groomed routes on the South Valley Trail System from Dec. 15- April 15

Crestline Trail
Stay Limit

04-15-132

6/15/20

 1/30/30

Westside Ranger
District

Camping restrictions for Crestline Trailhead and FR 033

Construction Debris | Wood Pallets
04-15-128

3/13/15

Until Rescinded

Forestwide

Prohibition on burning construction materials and pallets

Aquatic Invasive
Species Wyoming

04-15-126

6/04/12

Until Rescinded

Forestwide
(Wyoming)

Prohibition on possessing, storing and transporting aquatic species

Aquatic Invasive
Species Idaho

04-15-125

6/04/12

Until Rescinded

Forestwide
(Idaho)

Prohibition on possessing, storing and transporting aquatic species

Maple Creek
Closure

04-15-124

4/04/12

Until Rescinded

Montpelier
Ranger District

Camping closure along Maple Creek

Occupancy and
Use | Possession of Alcohol/Cannabis

04-15-122

6/30/11

Until Rescinded

Forestwide

 

Grandview Boat
Launch Area
Closure

04-15-120

5/7/10

Until Rescinded

Ashton/Island Park
Ranger District

Boating restrictions at Grandview and Henry's Fork River

Mink Creek
Firearm Prohibition

04-15-116

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Westside
Ranger District

Prohibition on discharging firearms in Mink Creek area

Sheep Creek
Wildlife Closure

04-15-114

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Palisades
Ranger District

Overnight camping and firearm restrictions from April 15- July 15

Wilderness
Occupancy and Use

04-15-113

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Forestwide

Wilderness camping and use restrictions

Teton Basin
Camping Limits

04-15-112

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Teton Basin
Ranger District

5-day stay limits in certain high-use areas

Sawtelle Peak Road Closure
04-15-111

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Ashton/Island Park
Ranger District

Seasonal Road Closure Nov. 1- June 1.

Palisades Camping Limits
04-15-109

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Palisades
Ranger District

5-day stay limits in high use areas near Palisades Reservoir | May 1- Sept. 1

Groomed Ski Trail Restrictions
04-15-107

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Ashton/Island Park
Ranger District

Prohibition of dogs, snowshoes, bikes or sleds on groomed ski trails

Cherry Springs Occupancy and
Use Restrictions

04-15-106

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Westside
Ranger District

Use and time restrictions at Cherry Springs Nature Area

Blackfoot Narrows Occupancy
and Use
Restrictions

04-15-105

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Soda Springs
Ranger District

Camping prohibited within the Blackfoot Narrows

Big Springs Area Closure
04-15-102

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Ashton/Island Park
Ranger District

Big Spring headwaters closed to boating, rafting, swimming, wading, etc.

Mesa Falls
Restrictions

04-15-101

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Ashton/Island Park
Ranger District

Areas outside the Mesa Falls walkway are closed to public entry

Big Hole Travel Restrictions
04-15-103

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Teton Basin and
Palisades
Ranger District

Mountain Biking restrictions in the Big Holes

Reckless Driving
04-15-110

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Forestwide

Prohibition on careless/reckless driving

Bear Food
Storage Order

04-15-117

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Teton Basin.
Ashton/Island Park, Dubois Ranger District

Food storage order from March 1 - Dec. 1

S. Fork Snake River Rules
04-15-119

1/27/10

Until Rescinded

Palisades Ranger Distric

River occupancy use and rules

Winter Travel Restrictions
04-15-100

11/17/09

Until Rescinded

Dubois,Ashton/Island Park, Palisades and
Teton Basin
Ranger District

Winter Travel Plan

Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations 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.

 

 

Current Conditions

Fires and Emergencies

Idaho Fire Info - www.idahofireinfo.com 
Utah Fire Info - www.utahfireinfo.gov  
Nevada Fire Info - https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/
California - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) 
Wyoming - www.tetonfires.com

The National Interagency Fire Center posts an updated copy of the Situation Report (SIT) on a daily basis. This national report captures specific information regarding large fires, an outlook for the day, the total number of fires and acreage burned, as well as the current number of committed resources. National Incident information is also available by accessing Inciweb, a national website that captures all risk management situations in the U.S. You can access this national site at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Water

USGS posts updated water information regarding water droughts, streamflow maps, and flood and high flow information, as well as a number of other items.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides national water and climate information. Here is where you can find water supply, snowpack, precipitation, and reservoir reports, as well as streamflow forecasts and data.

Safety

The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for your trip. Knowledge of the area, weather, and limitations of your body can help ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Weather

Current weather conditions from the National Weather Service for Idaho Falls, Idaho are updated continually.

Weather information is derived from National Weather Service data. The Forest Service is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.

Avalanche Danger

The Caribou-Targhee NF uses two areas to access avalanche danger

Bridger Teton Avalanche Center Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center

 


Utah Avalanche CenterUtah Avalanche Center

Closures


  • Two Mile Road