Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Closures and Restrictions Summary

Release Date: Aug 10, 2017  

General Forest

Restrictions and closures for public health and safety due to wildfire are constantly changing.  Additional information and new restrictions will be posted at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices.   Additional closures across the forest are in place for various activities and can also be found at the link provided above.

Special Order No. 01-17-00-17-001: With the threat of wildfire danger increasing rapidly throughout many parts of north central Idaho, local land management agencies will implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in the Grangeville Fire Restrictions Area, Riverbreaks and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area beginning at 12:01 a.m. on August 9, 2017.

The western boundary of the Riverbreaks predominately follows the Snake River. The northern extent follows the southern edge of the IDL Ponderosa protection area; Hwy 12; the Clearwater/Idaho County line; and Lolo Creek until it meets the western boundary of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests boundary. The eastern extent continues south along the National Forest property. The southern extent includes a 2-7 mile wide dogleg that buffers Hwy 95 from Slate Creek to Gotzinger.  All portions of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area within the State of Idaho.  Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. Please visit http://www.idahofireinfo.com/ for current information regarding fire restrictions or contact your local land management office.

 

North Zone

North Fork Ranger District – (208) 476-4541

The Lolo National Forest has implemented an area closure (F17-062-Lolo-D4-D7Amended) for public health and safety due to the Sunrise fire that may impact visitors accessing Hoodoo Pass, Hoodoo Lake and the areas adjacent to the pass via Forest Road #250 from Montana. Hoodoo Pass is accessible via Cedar Creek and Freezeout Road (high clearance vehicles recommended and no trailers).  For information about the closure and the Sunrise fire, please visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5379/#

 

Palouse Ranger District – (208) 875-1131

Stage One fire restrictions have been put in place for the west portion of the Palouse Ranger District.  This includes Forest lands lying north and west of Highway 3/8 at the Latah county line at Sherwin Pass, south to Bovill, west to Helmer and Deary.

Please visit http://www.idahofireinfo.com/ for current information regarding fire restrictions or contact your local land management office.

 

Central Zone

Moose Creek Ranger District(208) 926-4258

Area Closure

An area closure is in effect for the Moose Creek 1, Order No. 01-17-06-17-015:

Beginning at the Moose Creek Ranger Station in section 12, T33N, R12E, Boise Meridian in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness following East Moose Trail #421 northerly to the junction with Trout Peak Trail #427. Then follow Trail #427 easterly to Freeman Peak and the junction with Lost Horse Trail #430. Then follow Trail #430 easterly to Horsefly Meadows and the junction with Pettibone Creek Trail #633. Then follow Trail #633 southerly to Selway River Trail #4 in T32N, R13E Boise Meridian. Then follow Trail #4 northwest back to the junction with Trail #421 at Moose Creek Ranger Station, the point of beginning. The trails bordering the closure area shall remain closed.

Trail Closures

Trail closures in effect for the Lone Pine and Mink Peak, Order Nos. 01-17-06-17-009 and -010:

Trail 438:  From the Bridge on the Selway River to the junction with Trail 602.

Trail 436:  Trail 436 to the junction of Trail 562

Trail 626:  Trail 626 to the junction of Trail 601

Trail 555:  Trail 555 to the junction of Trail 437

Additional Trail closures in effect on the Moose Creek Ranger District, Oder No. 01-17-06-17-018:

Selway River Trail #4:  Closed from its junction with Cupboard Creek Trail #607 easterly to its junction with East Moose Trail #421

Three Links Trail #405:  Closed in its entirety from its junction with Selway River Trail #4 northerly to its junction with Trail #693

Saddle Ridge Trail #455: Closed in its entirety from its junction with Three Links Creek Trail #405 northerly to its junction with Trail #693

Meeker Ridge Trail #458: Closed in its entirety from its junction n with Selway River Trail #4 E northerly to its junction with Trail #693

Sixy-two Ridge Trail #606: Closed in its entirety from its junction with Selway River Trail #4 northerly to its junction with Trail #693

Halfway Creek Trail #447: Closed in its entirety from its junction with Selway River Trail #4 northerly to its junction with Trail #693

Goat Mountain Trail #444: Closed in its entirety from its junction with Selway River Trail #4 northerly to its junction with Trail #693

Trail #693: Closed from its junction with Log Ridge Trail #443 southeasterly to its junction with Selway River Trail #4

Shissler Peak Trail #450Closed in its entirety from its junction with Trail #693 northerly to Shissler Peak Lookout

North Fork Moose Trail #620:  Closed from its junction with East Fork Moose Trail #421 northerly to its junction with Trail #618

East Moose Trail #421:  Closed from its junction with Selway River Trail #4 northeasterly to its junction with Trail #442

Bailey Mountain Trail #619: Closed in its entirety from its junction with North Fork Moose Creek Trail #620 northerly to its junction with Trail #618

Trail #442:  Closed in its entirety from its junction with East Moose Trail #620 northerly to its junction with Trail #618

Trail #618Closed from its junction with North Fork Moose Trail # 620 northeasterly to its junction with Trail #442

Highline Ridge Trail #626:  Closed from its junction with Mink Peak Trail #438 E westerly to its junction with Trail #601

Mink Peak Trail #438:  Closed in its entirety from its junction with Trail #602 at Indian Park northerly to its junction with Selway River Trail #4

Marten Creek Crossing #436: Closed from its junction with Ditch Creek Trail #523 northwesterly to its junction with Mink Peak Trail #438

Lone Pine Trail #437: Closed in its entirety from its junction with Moose Ridge Trail #562 southwesterly to its end at Lone Pine Point

Lone Pine Ridge Trail #555: Closed in its entirety from its junction with Moose Ridge Trail #562 northwesterly to its junction with Lone Pine Trail #437

Moose Ridge Trail #562: Closed from its junction with Marten Creek Crossing Trail #436 northerly to its junction with Selway River Trail #4

Shearer Ridge Trail #547: Closed in its entirety from its junction with Moose Ridge Trail #562 easterly to its end at Shearer Peak

 

Lochsa/Powell Ranger District – Lochsa (208) 926-4274, Powell (208) 942-3113

Trail Closures

Order No. 01-17-55-17-017:

Trail 71From the junction with Trail 50 to the junction of Trail 10

Trail 10:  From the junction of Trail 1 to Hidden Peak Lookout

Trail 906: From the junction with Trail 10 to the junction with Trail 4

Trail 9: From the junction of Trail 10 to Hidden Lake

Trail 50:  From Colt Killed Creek trailhead to the junction with Trail 43

 

South Zone

Salmon River Ranger District(208) 983-1950 or (208) 839-2211

Area Closure – The closure area has been expanded, Closure Order No. 01-17-01-17-014; the original Closure Order No. 01-17-01-17-012 has been rescinded

Order No. 01-17-01-17-014: Area Defined within: Starting at the junction of FS RD 221/444 traveling south along FS RD 221 to the junction of FS RD 221/354. Traveling west on FS RD 354 to the junction of FS RD 354 and Forest Boundary.  Following the Forest Boundary to the south until it intercepts with FS RD 441. Traveling south on FS RD 441 to the junction of FS RD 441/536. Traveling south on FS Rd 536 to the junction of FS RD 536/221.  Traveling south on FS RD 221 to County RD 1614 (Salmon River RD). Traveling east along County RD 1614 to the junction of the Wind River Pack Bridge and FS Trail 312. Traveling north along FS trail 312 to FS RD 444. Traveling west along FS RD 444 to the junction of FS RD 444 and FS RD 221 the point of beginning.  Travel on these Roads and Trails, as well as the area bound by them is prohibited.

Note:

FS RD 354 will remain open to the North Fork Slate Creek Campground. Campground will remain open.

River Camps and boat traffic along Main Salmon River are open to the public adjacent to closure area.

Salmon River is open to all activities.

County Road 1614 (Salmon River RD) is open.

FS RD 221 is open from County RD 1614 to FS RD 221/262 Junction.

 

Red River Ranger District(208) 842-2245

Area Closure

An area closure relating to these fires is in effect, Order No. 01-17-05-17-002:

Commencing at the intersection Trail 502 and Main Salmon River at Bargamin Bar traveling northeast along Trail 502 to junction of Trail 501, traveling southeast on Trail 501 to Main Salmon River, traveling west along Main Salmon River including Trail 96 back to the intersection at Bargamin Bar.  Trail 576 and Trail 577 are within the Area Closure. Travel on these trails as well as the area bound by them, is prohibited.

NOTE:  The Main Salmon River is open to the public for boat traffic along the closure area. River right and river left are open to all boat traffic and camping. River users should expect to see smoke and may encounter smoky conditions while on the river.

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