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Boise National Forest, ID

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Overview

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.

Go to:  www.recreation.gov to make reservations for campgrounds and cabins.

Where do Recreation Fees go and how are they used?

Take a moment to view the latest Recreation Fee Accomplishment Report which shows the revenue and expenditures, as well as how fees were put to good use!

 

Highlights:

Scenic Byways - If you’re interested in taking the scenic route, three Scenic Byways ramble through portions of the Boise National Forest offering unrivaled natural beauty and multiple recreation opportunities.

Cabin Rentals - Rustic cabins and guard stations once used by Boise National Forest Rangers can be rented for overnight visits.  Each offers unparalleled scenic surroundings, numerous outdoor recreation opportunities and abundant wildlife viewing

Water Fun - Water sports enthusiasts are not hurting for options on the Boise National Forest! With 9,600 miles of rivers and streams, and 15,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs, there is a wide variety of locations for swimming, boating and fishing.

Recreational Activities:

  • BIKING
  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING
  • OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE
  • PICNICKING
  • SWIMMING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING
  • WINTER SPORTS

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Email: r4_boise_info@fs.fed.us
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