Here's an update on fires and recreation


Here’s your recreation/fire update this week from the U.S. Forest Service:

Trails in the Sawtooths and most trails in the White Clouds are open.

Trails in the northern end of the White Clouds - the ones that drain into the Salmon River corridor, northeast of Stanley - are closed because of the danger of the Halsted Fire jumping the Salmon River. That includes Little and Big Casino Creek trails. Parts of the Boundary Creek Trail are open.

The East Fork of the Salmon River Road off Idaho 75 is open but access is limited to the White Clouds until you reach Big Lake Creek. The Fisher Creek/Williams Creek Loop is open.

Idaho 21 and Idaho 75 are open. Most campgrounds in the Stanley area are open, except for Beaver Creek, Lola Creek, Marsh Creek Transfer, Josephus Lake and along the Salmon River from Lower Stanley to Indian Riffles (Downriver Campgrounds).

All access points to the Cape Horn, Seafoam and Yankee Fork areas are closed. Boundary Creek Road (No. 579) to the Middle Fork is open. The Salmon River is closed to floating from Stanley to Thompson Creek.

Campgrounds around Redfish, Alturas and Stanley lakes are open.

Campgrounds and trails around Cascade, Garden Valley, Sagehen, McCall and Council are open.

The North, Middle and Upper South forks of the Boise River and the Pine and Featherville areas are closed due to the Trinity Ridge Fire.

Anderson Ranch Reservoir is accessible from the road at the dam. The South Fork Boise River downstream from the reservoir is open.

Campgrounds along Idaho 21 around Idaho City are open. The forest road from Edna Creek Campground to Atlanta is closed. Rabbit Creek Road (No. 327) is closed from Idaho 21 to the intersection with the road going to Atlanta, which is also closed.

File photo of the Williams Creek Trail near Stanley by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman

Fire Restrictions

I think the Stage One Fire Restrictions are still in effect for a large part of Idaho.


Zimo: Campfires only in designated campgrounds and fire pits.
Thanks for the reminder.

Fires are not recreation unless it's that dumb Burning Man...


You fry wants with that?