About the Area

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From crashing whitewater, vast reservoirs, hot spring pools and alpine lakes, to rolling arid landscapes and luch green mountains, the Boise NF is the recreational backyard for Idaho's capital city of Boise and closely surrounding communities including Cascade, Idaho City, Emmett and Lowman and Mountain Home.  

The year-round escape from crowds and valley heat is a haven for residents seeking water-based activities, hunting, scenic driving and motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities.

As winter blankets the landscapes with snow, skiing, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing and undeveloped snowplay are enjoyed.  Forest visitors enjoy the opportunities to understand the historic, scenic and natural resource values of the Forest.

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