Monthly Archives: May 2010

Memorial Day Recreation Report

Friday, May 28th, 2010

SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

RECREATION REPORT
May 28, 2010.

SNRA HQ Visitor Center – (208) 727 – 5013)  Open Everyday 8:30 am–5 pm
Stanley Ranger Station  -   (208) 774 – 3000)   Monday – Friday  8:30 am–12:00 pn
Monday – Friday  1:00pm– 4:30 pm
Ketchum Ranger Station  – (208) 622 – 5371) Monday – Friday  8:30am – 5:00 pm

ATTENTION!
The timber cutting season in the Sawtooth NRA has been delayed until further notice because of wet and muddy conditions. Call the above phone numbers to check on the opening dates information next week. Thank you for your patience.

TRAIL INFORMATION: As a rule of thumb stay away from trails over 7000 feet. Conditions vary and can be quite hazardous. Call your local ranger station for updates as the season progresses.

ROADS INFORMATION:
Roads are open but they’re still wet and muddy. If a road is snow covered, you should turn back. The terrain is hazardous for drivers and hikers. Some roads have been signed “closed” due to conditions. Use caution and, please, do not drive around these signs.

Highway 75 Area– PARTIALLY OPEN

Nip and Tuck Road in Lower Stanley open 2.4 miles
Office Flats Dispersed Area – (East of highway across from Stanley Ranger Station)
Buckhorn (Access to Summer Cabins)
Alturas Lake Road open to Alpine Creek Trailhead.
North Fork Canyon Road
Prairie Creek Road open ¾ mile to Harriman Trail Trailhead
Quadrant Gulch Road open about a mile.
Anderson Creek Road is open a ½ mile to Harriman Trail
Silver Creek Road is open to the big meadow
FS #210 – (From Decker Flat)

Highway 75  Area– CLOSED (Signs Posted and/or Road Gated)
Sawmill Creek Road
Rough Creek Road
Dispersed Site South of Redfish Lake Road/east side of the highway.
FS #210 – (From Redfish Lake Road

Highway 21 OPEN
Stanley Creek Road open to the first bridge
Stanley Lake Road
Iron Creek Road to the trailhead.

Highway 21 Area – CLOSED
Valley Creek Road
Elk Meadows Road

To check for current Idaho road conditions and closures log onto http://511.idaho.gov/ or call: Statewide Road Conditions at 888-432-7623

CAMPGROUNDS Call 1-877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov. Campground sites can be booked up to 180 days in advance and group campsites and picnic areas can be booked up to 360 days in advance. In addition to reservable campsites, many are first come first serve. Dispersed camping is also available. To make a reservation call; 877-444-6777 or go online at www.recreation.gov. Reservations CAN NOT  be made at local forest service offices or individual campgrounds and have to be a minimum of 4 days prior to reservation date.
The Salmon River Complex: OPEN:
Redfish Lake Complex- OPEN
Except for Redfish Inlet, Sockeye & Mt. Heyburn which open 6/04
Stanley Lake//Highway 21 Complex – OPEN
Except for Iron Creek Campground,  Lake View Campground. 6/04
Wood River Complex (Blaine County) OPEN
Alturas Lake Complex – OPEN
Except for Chemeketan Campground, Alturas Lake Picnic Area A, Alturas Lake Picnic Area B, North Shore, Alturas Inlet Campground, Alturas Inlet Beach and Picnic Area which opens 6/04.

The Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association bookstore has increased its choice of books and other items that available for sale at the Stanley Ranger Station, The Sawtooth NRA Visitor Center and the Ketchum Ranger Station

OTHER INFORMATION – WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER A VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO LOCAL SCHOOLS AND VARIOUS GROUPS. Call Susan Kranz at 727-5018 for more information.. Thank-you …The Sawtooth NRA Staff.

Idaho Family Vacation Destination

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Families looking for a uniquely special vacation that doesn’t involve long lines, large crowds, and overpriced amenities should consider Stanley, Idaho. Amidst towering Rocky Mountains, sprawling valleys and endless streams, Stanley’s variety of lodging facilities come with plenty of outdoor adventure. There’s also an abundance of relaxation to enjoy. Surrounded by the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness – the largest protected wilderness area in the lower 48 states. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, splashing around in a natural hot springs – outdoor activities are endless so the entire family can find something to suit their interests. Families can stay in lodge rooms, motels, or rent their own cabins. Enjoy excellent cuisine at a variety of restaurants. For additional information browse this site or call 1-800-878-7950 for more information.