Boise National Forest, ID
US Forest Service
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 skiing and snowboarding at one of the many ski resorts, the Boise National Forest is the recreational backyard for Idaho's capital city of Boise and closely surrounding communities of Cascade, Idaho City, Emmett, Lowman and Mountain Home.
This year-round escape from the city is a haven for residents and visitors seeking water-based activities, hunting, scenic driving and motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities.
The Forest is divided into five areas known as Ranger Districts. Each District has its own management staff led by the District Ranger.
For more information about recreation activities, select one of the AREAS in which you want to recreate, or select one of the RECREATION ACTIVITIES you want to do from the tool bar on the left. and then view the opportunities within each of the Districts. Many group reservations may be made a year in advance.
Go to: www.recreation.gov to make reservations for campgrounds and cabins.
Videos of spectacular Idaho places - Visit Idaho's Scenic Byways
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has developed a new OHV online map. ATV, motorbike, UTV and 4WD users check out the online resource available for finding new places to ride in Idaho. It's called the Idaho OHV online map. The web address is: http://www.trails.idaho.gov/trails/
GIS data for downloading maps. HERE.
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