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Bear River

Contact Info
Boise National Forest
Hwy 21, milepost 38.5
PO Box 129
Idaho City, ID 83631



This area experienced a severe wild fire in 1994. Please note that threatened bull trout inhabit these waters and must be released unharmed immediately if caught. Please read the Bull Trout Alert.


Brook Trout
Bull Trout
Rainbow Trout


Camping Info
There are no designated campgrounds in the area, but dispersed camping is available.


Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Bear River is a tributary of the North Fork Boise River. It is accessible by vehicle and trail. You get to the Bear River trailhead by taking Hwy. 21 east from Idaho City and turning south on the Rabbit Creek Road, 327. Follow the road up the North Fork Boise to Deer Park and then turn on to Forest Road 348. The trailhead is where Road 348 crosses Bear River.

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