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 and dear.On the Sawtooth Forest recreation opportunities are virtually unlimited. The variety of activities range from very primitive, undeveloped settings like the Sawtooth Wilderness to highly developed recreation sites such as Redfish Lake Complex.
The forest id divided into four recreational areas, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, the Ketchum Ranger District, the Fairfield Ranger District and the Minidoka Ranger District. On each of these districts, you can hike, bike, paddle, hunt, fish, bike, ski, motorsport and participate in so many other activities.
If you're looking for solitude and adventure, consider a visit to the Sawtooth Wilderness. Many visitors come for the outstanding scenery, trout fishing, mountain climbing, hunting, hiking and camping.
The Sawtooth Forest has archaeological and historical sites which reflect our heritage for the past 10,000 year. There are nearly 1,500 heritage sites recorded on this forest.
The Forest places great emphasis on teaching and interpreting the archaeology of this area to forest visitors and school children. Together we can preserve and share the heritage of this area for generations to come.