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Seasonal Closures

AREA NameField OfficeRe-open
South Hills | MapBurleyMarch 16, 2015
Camp One Bridge closure/replacementShoshoneMid-February 2015
Egin-Hamer Winter Closure (St. Anthony Sand Dunes) - Map 1 | Map 2Upper SnakeMay 1, 2015

Stinking Springs | MAP

Upper SnakeMay 1, 2015
Seasonal Closures in the Wood River Valley | MAPShoshoneMay 1, 2015

Routes closed to motorized travel:

  • Jerry Peak West Wilderness Study Area
  • Jerry Peak Wilderness Study Area (except North Fork of Sage Creek Road)
  • Corral Horse Basin Wilderness Study Area
  • Burnt Creek Wilderness Study Area (except Burnt Creek Road)
  • Goldberg Wilderness Study Area
ChallisJanuary 1, 2015

Routes closed to motorized travel:

Pocatello, Bear Lake and Soda Springs areas, specifically the Blackrock/Chinese Peak, Pocatello West Bench, Soda Springs Hills and Cooley Canyon areas.

PocatelloSpring 2015


Temporary Closures

AREA NameField OfficeType | Purpose
East Fork CampgroundChallisAs the Idaho Transportation Department replaces two bridges on Highway 75, near mile marker 227, heavy construction will necessitate the closure of the campground March 15 - November
Hot Well Wildlife TractBruneau

A rare plant known to grow only on a small tract of public land near Bruneau will be protected with a temporary restriction on motorized travel.  MAP

Middle Fork Pine Creek (motorized travel)Coeur d'AleneTwo miles of road that follow the boulder-bedrock stream segment are closed to all motorized vehicle traffic to protect fisheries, soils and water from potential oil and fuel releases. For more information, please contact BLM CDA Field Manager Kurt Pavlat, 208-769-5000.
Mineral Ridge Scenic TrailCoeur d'AleneA temporary closure order for the Mineral Ridge Scenic Area including the very popular Mineral Ridge Trail will be in effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015 through 6:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19.  During that timeframe, crews will be working to remove trees that have been identified to be potential safety hazards to users of the recreation area. For more information, please contact Suzanne Endsley, 208-769-5004.


Other Closures

AREA NameField OfficeType | Purpose
King Hill Creek WSA


OHV travel limited to 
designated routes; to protect 
wilderness characteristics
BLM-managed lands in Castle Rocks Recreation Area (400 acres)BurleyPermanently closed to staging, rock climbing, bouldering, overnight camping and new trail development; protection of cultural resources
Swan Falls Road Work ACHDFour RiversAda County to widen shoulder of Swan Falls Road. Expect delays and restrictions in mid-March.

Fire-related Closures 

AREA NameField OfficeStart date
Stout Fire - north of Mountain Home | mapFour RiversApr. 24, 2013
Beaver Creek Fire | map | Federal RegisterShoshoneJuly 9, 2014
State Fire | mapPocatelloSept. 5, 2013
Pony-Elk Complex Fire | map :: USFS closureFour RiversFeb. 25, 2014


Abandoned Mine Lands

Hundreds of abandoned mine sites exist on public lands in Idaho. While the majority pose only minor safety or health hazards, all are closed to every form of access. Become familiar with safety recommendations, especially if you enjoy trekking in remote areas.