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The Boise National Forest is a land of steep mountains, fast rivers and dense forests making it a recreation destination any season of the year. From biking and hiking through lush green mountains and rolling arid landscapes, to snowboarding in cooler months and swimming or kayaking in the warmer ones, the Boise National Forest is the recreational choice for over 1.5 million outdoor enthusiasts every year.

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Current Recreation Conditions

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Big Trinity Lake - Rental Cabins None None Livestock, such as saddle, pack or draft animals, are not allowed at this site. Camping is not allowed at the site of the cabins; please do not use tents at the cabin.  
Big Trinity Lake Campground None None
Blue Lake Trail None None The Blue Lake Trail and Snowbank Road #446 gate normally opens June 1.  Gate is locked November 16.
Bull Trout Lake Campground & Group sites None None
Cozy Cove Campground None None Deadwood campgrounds normally open as snow conditions permit access. Access roads are open with the exception of FS 555 road (Scott Mountain Road). This road is very narrow and in bad shape and not a recommended route.
Danskin Mountain OHV Area Trail(s) None None The Danskin Trail System normally opens April 11.
Edna Creek Campground None None
Graham Guard Station - Rental Cabin None None Fly into area only. The airstrip is generally free of snow from late May until the beginning of October; use appropriate landing precautions for this backcountry airstrip. Road access is with only with high clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles, because visitors must ford North Fork Boise River to get to the cabin.
Hardscrabble Campground None None
Ice Hole Campground None None
Kirkham Hot Springs None None Open for DAY USE ONLY from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm with NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING.  Visitors will approach a locked gate, then cross the bridge to enter the site. There is a $5.00 fee per-vehicle / per-day use fee for parking outside of the closed gate.
Lower Roaring River Trail 045 Closed Closed There is a closure on a portion of the Lower Roaring River Trail - 045 until further notice.  #0402-01-59.  View Alerts & Notices webpage.
Rattlesnake Campground and Group sites None None
Sage Hen Creek Campground None None
Shafer Butte Campground and Group sites None None Open June 15 - September 30  (or until closed by snow).  Campground gate is closed October 1. 
Stack Rock Trail None None Construction of a new trail connection has been completed - fall 2019.
William H. Pogue National Recreation Trail Closed Closed Closure on a portion of the trail until further notice.  Order #0402-01-059  View Alerts & Notices webpage.  

Recreation Areas