Road Conditions

Forest road conditions on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests are extremely unpredictable and varying. The public can expect to experience a variety of challenging conditions including muddy roads with potholes, road bed deterioration, landslides, soft shoulders, blown down trees, icy conditions and deep snow. Though forest roads are open to the public at this time, the public is responsible for the safe and responsible operation of their motorized vehicle so as to not contribute to resource damage, and potential harm to themselves or others.

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Key Contacts

IPNF Public Affairs Officer
Shoshana Cooper
(208) 765-7211

Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center (IPAC)


Jeff Thompson
(208) 263-6635

Kevin Davis
(208) 265-6686

Eric Morgan
(208) 265-6674

Coeur d'Alene and Silver Valley:
Melissa Hendrickson
(208) 769-3067

Kootenai Area -
Libby, MT:
Ben Bernall
(406) 295-7555