Nez Perce National Forest spans a total area of approximately 2.2 million acres of land that is located in North-central Idaho and more specifically in Idaho County. The protected forest land can be accessed through several routes including US 12, US 95, ID 13 and ID 14. Some of the cities or towns close to the forest land include Grangeville and Kooskia.
This national forest was established on July 1, 1908, and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Once you find your way to the forest, you will find several interesting attractions some of which include the following. First, you will find several wilderness areas that comprise almost half of the forest's land.
Some of the wilderness areas include Hells Canyon Wilderness, Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The park is also popular because of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Furthermore, you will also find several rivers designated as Wild and Scenic features. These include Salmon, Rapid, Snake, Selway, and Middle Fork of the Clearwater.
Besides these fascinating natural features, the forest is also popular for several recreational activities including hunting, camping, whitewater rafting, fishing, canoeing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, and ATV riding.
These fun and relaxing activities are made possible by the forests amenities which include 70 campgrounds, boat launch, hiking and bridle trails, three rental cabins, lookout tower, scenic drives, and snowmobile trails. You are also permitted to bring your dog into Nez Perce National Forest as long as you abide by the managements strict rules. Some of the basic regulations regarding dogs are as follows.
First, you are expected to ensure that your dog is respectful of the park habitat, wildlife and other visitors to the park (including their pets/dogs). Furthermore, you are expected to clean up after your dog right away and dispose of your dogs solid waste in the right manner. Additionally, you are expected to keep your dog on a leash and to be aware of the areas of the park that you are not allowed to visit when you are with your dog.