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:

Alerts

Forest Order Name and Number   Date Expires

Districts
Affected

    Notes    

Bear Food Storage Order 4-15-117

1/29/10

Until Rescinded

Forestwide 

All

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

06/15/2012

Until Rescinded

Forestwide

All 

Regional Explosives and Exploding Targets Order 04-2020-02

07/17/2020

07/17/2021

Forestwide

All

Occupancy and Use 04-15-131

06/05/2020

05/01/2030

Forestwide

All

Occupancy and Use | Possession of Alcohol/Cannabis 04-15-122

06/30/2011

Until Rescinded

Forestwide

All

South Fork Snake River Rules 04-15-119

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Palisades Ranger District

River occupancy and use rules

Food Storage Order 04-15-117

01/29/2010

Until Rescinded

Teton Basin. Ashton/Island Park, Dubois Ranger District

Food storage order from March 1 - Dec. 1

Reckless Driving 04-15-110

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Forestwide

Prohibition on careless/reckless driving

Big Hole Travel Restrictions 04-15-103

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Teton Basin and Palisades Ranger District

Mountain Biking restrictions in the Big Holes

Mesa Falls Restrictions 04-15-101

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Ashton/Island Park Ranger District

Areas outside the Mesa Falls walkway are closed to public entry

Winter Travel Restrictions 04-15-100

11/17/2009

Until Rescinded

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

Winter Travel Plan

Closures

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

Forest Order Name and Number   Date Expires

Districts
Affected

    Notes    

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

03/30/2021

July 31, 2021

Westside Ranger District

Temporary closure of the Lead Draw trail

Fire Area Closure 4-15-117

1/29/10

Until Rescinded

Forestwide 

All

Area Closure 04-15-129

1/9/2020

April 15, 2030

Palisades Ranger District

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

Area Closure 04-15-130

2/14/2020

April 15, 2030

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

06/15/2020

Jan, 30, 2030

Westside Ranger District

Camping restrictions for Crestline Trailhead and FR 033

Construction Debris | Wood Pallets 04-15-128

03/13/2015

Until Rescinded

Forestwide

Prohibition on burning construction materials and pallets

Aquatic Invasive Species Wyoming 04-15-126

06/04/2012

Until Rescinded

Forestwide (Wyoming)

Prohibition on possessing, storing and transporting aquatic species

Aquatic Invasive Species Idaho 04-15-125

06/04/2012

Until Rescinded

Forestwide (Idaho)

Prohibition on possessing, storing and transporting aquatic species

Maple Creek Closure 04-15-124

04/04/2012

Until Rescinded

Montpelier Ranger District

Camping closure along Maple Creek

Grandview Boat Launch Area Closure 04-15-120

05/7/2010

Until Rescinded

Ashton/Island Park Ranger District

Boating restrictions at Grandview and Henry's Fork River

Mink Creek Firearm Prohibition 04-15-116

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Westside Ranger District

Prohibition on distcharing firearms in Mink Creek area

Sheep Creek Wildlife Closure 04-15-114

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Palisades Ranger District

Overnight camping and firearm restrictions from April 15- July 15

Wilderness Occupancy and Use 04-15-113

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Forestwide

Wilderness camping and use restrictions

Teton Basin Camping Limits 04-15-112

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Teton Basin Ranger District

5-day stay limits in certain high-use areas

Sawtelle Peak Road Closure 04-15-111

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Ashton/Island Park Ranger District

Seasonal Road Closure Nov. 1- June 1.

Palisades Camping Limits 04-15-109

01/27/2010

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

01/27/2010

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

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Westside Ranger District

Use and time restrictions at Cherry Springs Nature Area

Blackfoot Narrows Occupancy and Use Restrictions 04-15-105

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Soda Springs Ranger District

Camping prohibited within the Blackfoot Narrows

Big Springs Area Closure 04-15-102

01/27/2010

Until Rescinded

Ashton/Island Park Ranger District

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

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

Alerts


  • Bear Food Storage Order
  • Your Safety is Important to Us
  • Current Road Conditions

Closures


  • Temporary Closure of Lead Draw Trail #109
  • Area Closure on Groomed Nordic Trails for Dogs in Heise Area

Public Notices

Special Orders Enacted on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Special Orders



https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/ctnf/alerts-notices