Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District

The Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District office is located in Challis, Idaho. This is one of six districts that comprise the Salmon-Challis National Forest. It administers and oversees over 800,000 acres of land, from high desert sage to pristine mountain meadows. These lands are the gateway to the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states, the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area.


Leadore Ranger District

Leadore Ranger StationThe Leadore Ranger District is comprised of 335,613 acres encompassing portions of the Lemhi Mountains to the west and the Beaverhead Mountains to the east of the Lemhi Valley. The area is rich in history and is located 45 miles south of Salmon on Highway 28.


Lost River Ranger District

The Lost River Ranger District is located in Mackay, Idaho. The district is responsible for managing National Forest System Lands in the Big Lost River and Little Lost River drainages and a small portion of the Wood River drainage.


Middle Fork Ranger District  Fall Overview of the Middle Fork 2011

The Middle Fork Ranger District office is located in Challis, Idaho. This district administers and oversees over one million acres of land, including over 900,000 acres of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness (FC-RONRW) area. Challenge your wilderness skills by exploring one of the last intact wild places in the lower 48 states.


North Fork Ranger District

Located in the small, remote town of North Fork, Idaho, the North Fork Ranger District administers 845,849 acres of outdoor fun for all ages. Surrounded by rugged mountain terrain and rich in history, you’re invited to explore the unlimited recreational opportunities available; from hiking, backpacking, and snow- shoeing, to soaking in a natural hot spring or floating the Salmon River, as well as the popular sports of fishing and hunting.


Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District

With its offices located in the city of Salmon, the Salmon-Cobalt Ranger District encompasses thousands of acres of prime land for the sportsman, recreationalist, or historian to explore. With no shortage of clear blue skies and fresh mountain air, this area offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the scenery and wildlife whether you’re on foot, floating the river, or taking a drive.