Once you get into the forest’s protected lands, you will find several special features that the forest has to offer including historical attractions like the remains of historic gold rush mining camps. Other attractions to the park include sections of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
Furthermore, the forest is also home to Salmon River which is a designated Wild and Scenic River. Besides these historical and geological features, the forest also houses several other manmade amenities including picnic sites, scenic drives, over 2,000 miles of trails, four airstrips, and 22 campgrounds.
These amenities make it possible to enjoy many fun activities including fishing, camping, snowmobiling, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, ORV riding, cross-country and downhill skiing. Dogs are allowed into Payette National Forest as long as their dog owners strictly abide by the forest management rules.
Some of the basic rules that must be observed include ensuring that your dog does not venture into areas of the forest that are prohibited. Ensuring that dogs are always leashed and that the dogs are always well-behaved. These restrictions are designed to protect your dog as well as to prevent any harm to the forest's resources.
Furthermore, dog poop must be collected right away and disposed of correctly. Also, as the dog owner, you are expected to give good care of your dog and be responsible for their safety. For example, you should carry with you water, food, and a first aid kit for your dog.