Recreation

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So Much To Do & See

Come visit the Payette National Forest spring, summer, autumn, or winter as a wide range of recreational activities abound during any of the four seasons. Hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling. You can find a spot on the forest to indulge your recreational interest. Click here for an in-depth look at the Payette National Forest's niche.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Big Flat Campground Open to Visitor  Big Flat campground is accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles, not maintained until May 15th, no fees.
Brownlee Campground Open to Visitor  Brownlee Campground is accessible by 4WD vehicles but will not have potable water or services until May 15th. No fees.
Buckhorn Bar Campground Open to Visitor
Burgdorf Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Cabin Creek Campground Open to Visitor Cabin Creek campground is accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles, will not be maintained until 5/15, no fees.  Warm Springs trail is in good condition; however, the creek is flowing over the hot spring.
Camp Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Chinook Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Cold Springs Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Deadman Bar Campground Open to Visitor
Evergreen Campground Closed to Visitor Evergreen Campground is closed for the 2016 season.
Four Mile Campground Open to Visitor
Grouse Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Hazard Lake Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Campground closed for the 2014 season. No water or fees and the campground gate is closed.
Huckleberry Campground Closed to Visitor Huckleberry Campground is not yet accessible for 2017 season.
Jeanette Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Kennally Creek Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Lafferty Campground Closed to Visitor Lafferty Campground is accessible without potable water or services until May 15th.  No fees.
Lake Fork Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Last Chance Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Mann Creek Campground Open to Visitor All recreation sites are accessible and with services.  Not potable water at this time, tests pending.  Drinking water must be boiled at least 10 minutes.  Sites are first come first serve.  Host will be in place 4/15, reservations can be made on Recreation.gov 4/15.
Paddy Flat Guard Station Rental Cabin Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Ponderosa Campground Open to Visitor
Poverty Flat Campground Open to Visitor
Shiefer Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Spring Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Spring Creek Campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Upper Payette Lake Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.
Upper Payette Lake Group Campground Closed to Visitor The campground is not yet accessible for the 2017 season.