Boise National Forest limits public visitation to offices

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

March 23, 2020 – The Boise National Forest has implemented self-screening procedures for public access to Forest buildings in order to reduce the potential transmission of the Covid-19 virus.

“We appreciate the patience of our local communities and partners as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide the services expected from the Forest Service,” said Tawnya Brummett, Boise National Forest Supervisor. “Forest employees are staffing phone lines and monitoring emails to provide information and assist with your needs.”


To reach the Supervisors Office call 208-373-4100 and leave a voicemail. Customer service representatives will call you back or direct your call appropriately.

To stay informed about Forest activities or online services visit: 


The Interagency Visitor Center located at 1387 S. Vinnell Way, in Boise, Idaho, is also implementing temporary limitations of face-to-face public access. Upon entry, visitors are directed to call for assistance. For more information, visitors can call 208-373-4007.


Important: Most Boise National Forest Campgrounds are closed for the winter but restrooms are left unlocked for visitor use. These restrooms are not serviced so they are not cleaned or stocked.


Visitors to our National Forests are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including social distancing. For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go to:

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