Minidoka Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The Minidoka Ranger District encompasses 604,168 acres of National Forest system land. Wildflowers, wildlife and recreation opportunities abound on its five unique divisions--Cassia, Albion, Sublett, Raft River and Black Pine. The Cassia Division, 40 miles south of Twin Falls, contains over 450 miles of streams, including the main Rock Creek drainage, popular with many anglers. The Albion Division, located 20 miles southeast of Burley, is home to Cache Peak (10,339 ft.), which is the tallest peak in the Albion Mountain Range. The Sublett Division, located east of Idaho Interstate 84, offers fishing and camping near Sublett Reservoir. The Raft River Division, located in northern Utah, northwest of Salt Lake City, offers an expansive view from its 9,600 ft. mountain peaks of the Great Salt Lake, Snake River Plain, the Sawtooth Mountain Range and into the state of Nevada. The Black Pine Division located east of the Albion Division and west of Idaho Interstate 84 near the Idaho/Utah border, is popular for gathering pine nuts, the gourmet snack of the pinyon pine tree which grows abundantly in the area. Recreation is undoubtedly the most popular pursuit on the Minidoka Ranger District. Summer activities include camping, picnicing, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, and all-terrain vehicle trail machine riding. Winter brings opportunities for alpine and nordic skiing, and snowmachine travel. Hunting and fishing are popular on the District. Six alpine lakes, three reservoirs, and numerous streams are included within the District boundaries. Forested areas and rangeland provide habitat for wildlife species including mule deer, moose, elk, wild turkey, bobcat, cougar, many small mammals, and a wide variety of birds. The District manages (#?) camping units in 25 developed campgrounds.  The district maintains over 341 miles of trails to meet needs for motorized and non-motorized use.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 - 5:00
Water: None

General Information

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Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
42.506397

  Longitude : 
-113.793822

 



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