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.
Learn more about the Weed Free Hay Order, Explosives and Exploding Targets and Fireworks and Spark Arrestors by clicking on the regional orders button.
04-15-23-311 - Cherry Springs Day Use Area Closure - Map - The purpose of this Orer is to protect public health and safety during the Amphitheater demolition and rebuilding activities.
Start Date: Sept. 15, 2023 Expires: Oct. 13, 2023
04-15-23-310 - Cherry Springs Day Use Area Closure - Map - The purpose of this Orer is to protect public health and safety during the Amphitheater demolition and rebuilding activities.
Start Date: July 31, 2023 Expired: Sept. 14, 2023
04-15-23-309 - Eight Mile Trail Closure - Map - The Described Trail includes the entire trail prizm for the South Fork Eightmile Trail #022, 50” or less motorized trail located in sections 4,9,10,15 Township 8 North, Range 29 East, Boise Meridian.
Start Date: July 26, 2023 Expired: Aug. 28, 2023
04-15-23-308 - Soda Springs Trail #088 Closure - The purpose of this order is to protect public health adn safety by closing the NFS Trail #088 on the Soda Spring Ranger Distct druing the Lanes Creek Timber Sale.
Start Date: July 01, 2023 Expires: Dec. 31, 2023 or Until Rescinded
04-15-23-306 - Montpelier Road Closure and Map - All of Mill Hollow Road (438) and portions of Bloomington Canyon Road (426) Closure
Start Date: June 07, 2023 Expired: Sept. 11, 2023
04-15-23-217 - Food Storage Order - Updated food storage order
Start Date: June 16, 2023 Expires: Until Rescinded
Winter Range Area - Prohibited areas of possessing or using any type of over snow vehicle of National Forest System (NFS) designated routes in described areas.
Start Date: November 17, 2009 Expires: Until Rescinded
- 04-15-23-215a - Winter Range Areas (Dubois) - Map
- 04-15-23-215b - Winter Range Areas (Ashton/Island Park) - Map
- 04-15-23-215c - Winter Range Areas (Teton Basin) - Map
- 04-15-23-215d - Winter Range Areas (Palisades) - Map
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.
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.
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.wildfire.gov/
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.
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.
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.
The Caribou-Targhee NF uses two areas to access avalanche danger
Teton Canyon Road
Date(s): Sep 7, 2023 - Nov 7, 2023