Payette National Forest

From Hells Canyon to the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness, explore the diverse landscape!

Explore Your Forest

The Payette National Forest offers the visitor over 2.3 million acres to enjoy. Everything from the deep recesses of Hells Canyon to peaks reaching elevations of almost 9,500 feet. Dry desert grasslands compliment heavily forested acres. Gateways to the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness allow the visitor to experience the solitude of seldom traveled trails.  


  • Continuing our Service to you During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Stay Safe COVID

    Our Forest Service offices remain closed, with curb side service due to the COVID-19 pandemic - please call our offices if assistance is needed. The Payette National Forest asks the public to please recreate responsibly.  We encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests.

  • Fire Information

    Fire Information

    Learn about wildfire prevention, response and recover on the Payette National Forest. Always know before you go to help ensure your own safety!