Forests in Idaho


The Boise National Forest covers about 2,612,000 acres and is located north and east of the city of Boise, Idaho.


The Caribou-Targhee National Forest occupies over 3 million acres and stretches across southeastern Idaho, from the Montana, Utah, and Wyoming borders.


Part of Idaho's Big Wild, the Clearwater National Forest covers 1.8 million acres from the jagged peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains in the east to the river canyons and the rolling hills of the Palouse Prairie in the west.

Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river gorge, encompasses a vast and remote region in Idaho and Oregon with dramatic changes in elevation, terrain, climate and vegetation.

Idaho Panhandle

The Idaho Panhandle National Forests comprise about 2.5 million acres of public lands which lie within "the panhandle" of northern Idaho and extend into eastern Washington and western Montana.


The Kootenai National Forest is located in the Northwest corner of Montana and the Northeast corner of Idaho on the Canadian border. Providing abundant recreation and a wealth of natural resources, the Kootenai is a perfect place to relax and...

Nez Perce

From the dry, rugged canyons of the Salmon River to the moist cedar forests of the Selway drainage, the Nez Perce National Forest offers something for everyone.


The Payette National Forest spans 2.3 million acres of some of west-central Idaho's most beautiful and diverse country. In one day you can travel from hot desert grasslands through cool conifer forests to snow-capped peaks.


The Salmon-Challis National Forest covers more than 4.3 million rugged and wild acres in east-central Idaho.


The Sawtooth National Forest is a very special place here in the heart of Idaho not only because of the vastness of this land, but because of the varied, and sometimes conflicting, interests and values that you the owners of this land hold near...