Clearwater National Forest


We are in the process of developing the full compliment of recreation information for the Clearwater National Forest. When completed, visitors will be able to access information by recreation area or by specific activity type. Please check with any of our forest offices for specific recreation information or view our other web pages.Travel Planner - Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests This Planner (6.6 mb pdf) is your guide to recreational opportunities on public lands throughout central Idaho. See the travel planner for information on the major travel corridors, campgrounds, and things to see and do. The complete Travel Planner immediately above is a large pdf file. It has been divided into smaller pieces by area in the camping section at the top of this page.Recreation Fees - Investing in America's Great OutdoorsIn 1996, Congress authorized the Recreation Fees program. The fees visitors pay are retained on the Forest where they are collected. These fees are then spent on projects to maintain and improve these areas.Rental Cabins and LookoutsRental cabins and lookouts are available on the Clearwater. Information and a link to a map of their locations can be found on our Rental Cabins and Lookouts site.Hiking and TrailsThere are many miles of trails on the Clearwater. Information about the trails can be found in the Trail Guide (1048 kb pdf). Please note that although we update the information often, conditions change. It is recommended you call the ranger district and ask about current conditions if planning to hike one of the forest trails.HuntingThe Clearwater has deer, elk, moose, bear, cougar, grouse hunting and other hunting opportunities. You can contact the State of Idaho Fish and Game for more information or one of the many outfitters and guides that work with the forest in providing services. 





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