Commercial mushroom season comes to a close June 30, 2017

Release Date: Jun 30, 2017  

Contact(s): Venetia Gempler 208-373-4105

photo of a single morel mushroom

Boise, Idaho, June 30, 2017- Boise National Forest officials want to remind mushroom harvesters that the commercial mushroom harvest on the Boise National Forest closes. June 30, 2017. The limited commercial mushroom season began June 1 in areas of the Pioneer Fire area alongside public health and safety operations and recovery efforts for the 2016 wildfire.


The Barber Flats and Banner Ridge dispersed site camping areas, set aside for commercial mushroom harvesters will be reopened to general forest visitors beginning July 1, in time for the busy holiday weekend.


Personal mushroom harvest is open throughout the forest except for areas closed for public safety or protection of natural resources. Individuals can pick 5 gallons of any kind of mushroom per day and they cannot be sold, or bartered per Forest Service Handbook 2409.18.


Visitors are reminded to use the forest responsibly, stay on roads and trails, keep a clean camp and be cautious with campfires. With warmer temperatures grasses and brush are starting to dry out increasing wildfire potential.


Know before you go, call Ranger District offices and visit the Boise National Forest webpage page for current information and to follow us on Facebook: 


Certain areas remain closed for public safety or resource protection. For current closures within the Boise National Forest visit: