Idaho Map

Request Free Visitor Guides

Boise National Forest

Contact Info
USDA Forest Service
1249 South Vinnell Way, Suite 200
Boise, ID 83709



The forest has 70 campgrounds and picnic areas including some sites that are wheelchair accessible. Over 1,300 miles of trails are maintained. Visitors can hike and ride horseback on Selected trails are open to bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs. In the winter, some trails are groomed for skiers and snowmobilers. Big game hunting and trout fishing are popular. Over 7,600 miles of streams and more than 250 lakes and reservoirs offer excellent water sports activities including rafting, kayaking, sailing, and water-skiing. The Middle Fork of the Salmon River, a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, is near the Boise Forest. For solitude, a portion of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness lies in the Boise National Forest, as well as other undeveloped areas. In addition, the Sawtooth Wilderness, and Sawtooth National Recreation Area are near the Boise Forest. In winter, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing are popular. Many of the snow trails are regularly groomed. Bogus Basin Ski Area, just north of Boise, is partially located on the Boise Forest. There are seven ski lifts, 45 groomed runs and 2,000 acres of night skiing, as well as 12 miles of groomed Nordic skiingtrails at Bogus.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Taking State Highway 55 north of Boise will lead you into the heart of this national forest.

Customizable Directions

Copyright © 1997 - 2022 The Go Travel Sites. All Rights Reserved and.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No


Select a Free Visitor Guide below


Complete the form to receive your guides by mail

Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Boise. More Visitor Guides are available in Idaho. Click here to view them all!

Visit Idaho Visit Idaho Visit Idaho
Start planning your Idaho adventure. Vacation is more than just scenery; it’s about making life long memories. Download or order the free Idaho Travel Guide here.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.