Payette National Forest
From Hells Canyon to the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness, explore the diverse landscape!
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.
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.
Learn about wildfire prevention, response and recover on the Payette National Forest. Always know before you go to help ensure your own safety!
Camping Stay Limits Changed to 14 days on the Payette National Forest
Release Date: May 19, 2022
Fuelwood Season Starts May 15 on the Payette National Forest
Release Date: May 10, 2022