Forest Service gives fire-recreation updates

Here are your fire updates:

Atlanta/Idaho City

All Sawtooth National Forest and Sawtooth Wilderness lands are open. There is no vehicle access to Atlanta or Queens River trailheads.

Roads to Graham, Jackson Peak, Bear River, Hunter Creek, Beaver Creek, Banner Ridge and the Edna-Crooked River Road (only to Willow Creek Campground) on are open

Deer Park remains closed, but the N. F. Boise River Trail upstream from Deer Park is open.

The Edna/Little Owl roads remain closed from Willow Creek Campground to the North Fork of the Boise River.

The Granite Creek-North Fork Boise River Road to the Middle Fork Boise Road is closed.

The Middle Fork of the Boise Road between Slide Gulch and Black Warrior Creek is closed.

The trail system from Graham (Johnson Creek) to Black Warrior Trailhead is open.

Yuba River Road and Trail Creek Trail No. 064 into the Sawtooth National Forest is open.


The Pine/Featherville Road to Baumgartner Campground is open.

The road to Lester Creek Guard Station and Pine (west side of Anderson Ranch Reservoir) is open.

Ice Spring Campground and Fall Creek Road above Ice Spring Campground remain closed.

In the Halstead Fire, the Yankee Fork and Loon Creek roads are now open. Loon Creek is closed above the summit but is open to Tin Cup. The Loon Creek Trail is open but the area to the west of the trail remains closed.

New Meadows

An area closure has been issued for Boulder Creek, Upper Lick Creek, Upper Bear Creek and upper Rapid River. For more information, call (208) 253-0178.
The 3,783-acre Wesley fire is burning north and northwest of New Meadows and continues to burn in the closed areas.


The Salmon River was closed Monday until further notice from the Lucille area to Twin Bridges because of helicopters dipping in the river for water to fight the Sheep Fire. A large fire closure is in effect east of Lucille, including the John Day Creek drainage.

Photo: You never know when smoke will roll in with all the fires burning. This photo of the Stanley area was taken earlier this summer. By Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman

Pleass...don't recreate fires.


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