North Idaho's National Forests

Welcome to the
Idaho Panhandle National Forests

Photo of Fern Falls on the Shadow Falls TrailFrom the shores of big lakes to the banks of winding rivers, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests create a tapestry of land and water in the panhandle of North Idaho.

More than half of Idaho's surface water is on the Forest. Vast lakes and miles of rivers support a world class fishery. Rich in wildlife, the Forest is home to large game such as elk and deer, as well as species such as grizzly bears, wolves, and caribou. From lush evergreen mountains to the shores of big waters, the Idaho Panhandle has a rich history that continues to link families and forest. Historic cabins and lookouts dot the landscape, while significant places such as the Route of the Hiawatha bike trail, the Emerald Creek Garnet Area, and the Marble Creek Historic District add cultural depth to the landscape. Come discover us!

 

Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures

Click here to find avalanche and other current winter condition information, including trail maps. Click here to find a cabin to rent on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest Click here to find out getting a map on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest  Click here to find out about picnicking on the forest. Click here for ideas of where you can watch wildlife, birds, and more.Click here to find out about camping on the forest Click here to find out more cutting firewood on the Idaho Panhandle National ForestClick here to find out more about obtaining permits or passes for certain activities on the forest. Click here to find even more recreational opportunities on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.

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