Advisories and Closures

On this page, you may find the following information (when in effect) for BLM regions listed below:

  • Seasonal Closures: BLM Idaho winter closures implements seasonal closures across the state to reduce disturbance to wintering wildlife during the most stressful time of year. Closing areas to human activity is important to allow deer and elk to conserve energy and survive the winter.  When animals flee due to disturbances caused by people, they use calories that are needed to survive through the rest of the winter. Pregnant deer and elk are particularly sensitive to disturbances, and stand a better chance of survival when the habitat is free of interactions with humans and pets.
  • Recreation Closures: Travel, recreation site closures
  • Fire-Related Closures: Closures as result of wildfire
  • Upcoming Events on Public Lands for Awareness

Open tabs below for more information about advisories/closures in a region near you:



    Southwestern Idaho (Boise District)


    Northern Idaho (Coeur d'Alene District)


    Eastern Idaho (Idaho Falls District)

    Dec. 15 - May 1, 2022: Stinking Springs, Egin Area

    Dec. 16 - April 2022: Multiple Challis Field Office Areas

    Jan. 20 - until further notice: Challis Bridge Day-Use Site Emergency Closure 

    South-Central Idaho (Twin Falls District)

    Jan. 1 - April 30 Wood River Valley OHV Restrictions