Payette National Forest

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description
Payette National Forest encompasses a total area of approximately 2.4 million acres of land that is located in west-central Idaho near urban areas like Council, Weiser, McCall, and New Meadows. The U.S. 95 is the one main route that you can use to access the forest's resources. The forest land was designated a national forest on April 1, 1944, and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. 

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.

Address
800 W Lakeside Ave
McCall, ID 83638
Hours
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Address
800 W Lakeside Ave
McCall, ID 83638
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours