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Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, ID

US Forest Service

Overview


The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness now contains a total of 2,366,757 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Idaho. In 1980 the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization,..." you play an important role in helping to "...secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by Congress in the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the regulations in place for this area, and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting to ensure protection of its unique natural and experiential qualities.

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply.

Leave No Trace principles:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Regulations:
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport are generally prohibited on all federal lands designated as wilderness. This includes the use of motor vehicles (including OHVs), motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters, unless provided for in specific legislation. In a few areas some exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area. Click here for additional regulations or contact the agency.

Contact Information:

NEZ PERCE NATIONAL FOREST
104 AIRPORT ROAD
GRANGEVILLE, ID 83530
Phone: 208-983-1950

PAYETTE NATIONAL FOREST
800 W LAKESIDE AVE
MCCALL, ID 83638
Phone: 208-634-0700

SALMON-CHALLIS NATIONAL FOREST
1206 SOUTH CHALLIS STREET
SALMON, ID 83467
Phone: 208-756-5100

Recreational Activities:

  • WILDERNESS

Address:

Idaho State Office
1387 S. Vinnell Way
Boise,ID,83709
Phone: 208-373-4000
Email: id_so_information@blm.gov
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