Welcome

to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests - 4 million acres of beautiful and diverse land located in north-central Idaho.

From the dry, rugged canyons of the Salmon River to the moist cedar forests of the Selway drainage to the rolling uplands of the Palouse, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offers something for everyone. This vast, diverse area is managed to provide a variety of goods and services including breathtaking scenery, wilderness, wildlife, fisheries, timber harvest, livestock grazing, mining, pristine water quality and a wide array of recreation opportunities. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is best known for its wild character. Nearly half of the forest is designated Wilderness. They also sport three rivers popular with thrill-seeking floaters—the Selway, the Lochsa and the Salmon.

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COVID-19 Information

The Forest Service is taking the risks presented by COVID-19 seriously and is following USDA and CDC public health guidance as we continue to offer services to the public. Please click here for information about visiting the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests during the pandemic.

Features

Travel back in time on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests!

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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests' Historic Routes Project is a unique and exciting initiative that highlights the significant history and recreational opportunities available on three historic routes on the forests - the Lolo Motorway, Elk City Wagon Road, and Magruder Corridor. Click here to learn more!

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Download the Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs Mobile App

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The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is excited to announce the release of a free mobile app, available on smartphones and online, where visitors can learn more about the forest and some of its most interesting places. Downloading the app is easy: simply search for “Nez Perce Clearwater” in your device’s app store. It is free to download and available for both iOS and Android.

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