Welcome to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and Curlew National Grassland

2019 Fall Creek Prescribed Burn Camping on the Diamond Creek Fire 2019 Stoddard Creek Campground Winter in Teton Canyon Plot Surveys near Gibson Lakes

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest occupies over 3 million acres and stretches across southeastern Idaho, from the Montana, Utah, and Wyoming borders. This Forest is also home to the Curlew National Grassland.



Popular Recreation Activities

Hiking Camping OHV Riding Fishing Hunting


2019 Christmas Tree Permits Available

Christmas Tree Permit

It’s time to get outside and make new memories as the Caribou-Targhee National Forest’s Christmas tree tags are now available through Dec. 24. Permits are available for purchase from any of the District Ranger stations and vendor locations.  Working with external vendors allows us to offer permits during weekend and evening hours since most Forest Service offices are closed on federal holidays and weekends. 

Botany Report

Planting on the Curlew

This year the botany program on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest was able to use two Chicago Botanical Garden, Conservation and Land Managment Interns to fulfill a variety of project work across the Forest. The interns taught Forest Habitat Typing to several forest service staff, presented programs at Mesa Falls and led several hikes with citizen scientiests and master naturalists. The attached report outlines some of the work completed by our amazing interns in FY 2019.


Caribou-Targhee National Forest applying for Wyoming grants to improve trails

Applying for Wyoming Grant

The Teton Basin and Ashton-Island Park Ranger Districts of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest are applying for grants from the Wyoming Recreational Trails Program. 

2020 Summer Seasonal Job Opportunities

Mesa Falls Photo

It is time to start thinking about applying for 2020 seasonal positions with the Caribou-Targhee National Forest!  Apply between September 17 and September 30, 2019.


Caribou-Targhee National Forest to participate in visitor information surveys

2019 National Visitor Information Surveys

Beginning Oct. 2019, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF) will begin participating in visitor information surveys to learn how people use their public lands. 

Wilderness, Volunteers and….Llamas??

2019.Jed Smith Volunteer llamas

Located within a special part of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest lies the Jedidiah Smith Wilderness. Long and narrow, this Wilderness encompasses the west slope of the Teton 

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Key Contacts

Sarah Wheeler
Public Affairs Officer
Brian Micklich
Admin. Ops Specialist


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Caribou-Targhee National Forest Videos