Welcome to the
Idaho Panhandle National Forests
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. Come discover us!
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Continuing our Service to You During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Masks are required in all Forest Service buildings and facilities. Find more information at the USDA COVID-19 page.
Our offices are operating virtually until further notice. This means most employees are teleworking, and we are no longer doing any business in-person. To protect the health and safety of our employees and customers, we are not scheduling face-to-face meetings at our offices.
However, continuing our service to you during this time is very important. Please call the office you want to contact and leave a voicemail, and we will return your call. The voicemail inboxes will be checked regularly during business hours. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of the COVID-19.
Winding through nine tunnels and over seven high steel trestles, this 15-mile route crosses the Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana, and it is open to you!
The Pulaski Tunnel Trail follows a cascading creek into a cool, green forest, belying the devastation and horror that occurred here in 1910.
There are only two places in the world you can find Star Garnets - India and right here on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests!
Secretary Vilsack writes that, "At USDA, we are recommitting ourselves to the values of equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for each other and those we serve."
Campgrounds reopening by Memorial Day, but spring conditions wetter than normal
Release Date: May 20, 2022
Forest Service seeking public comments on Character Fire Salvage and Restoration Project
Release Date: May 13, 2022