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Seasonal Closures

AREA NameField OfficeRe-open
Annual seasonal road closure of 8th Street about three miles north of the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center Four RiversEstimated May 15
Kelly Island CampgroundUpper SnakeMemorial Day weekend 2016
Big Southern ButteUpper SnakeExpected to be May 2016
Seasonal Closures for Motorized Travel in Pocatello, Bear Lake and Soda Springs areas, specifically the Blackrock/Chinese Peak, Pocatello West Bench, Soda Springs Hills and Cooley Canyon areas. PocatelloExpected May 15, 2016


Temporary Closures


AREA NameField OfficeType | Purpose
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.


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.
Skinny Dipper Hot SpringsFour RiversHealth and human safety

Fire-related Closures 

AREA NameField OfficeStart date
Beaver Creek Fire | map | Federal RegisterShoshoneJuly 9, 2014
State Fire | mapPocatelloSept. 5, 2013
Pony-Elk Complex Fire | mapFour 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.