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Idaho
Eastern Region
Targhee National Forest
TARGHEE NATIONAL FOREST
TARGHEE NATIONAL FOREST
P.O. Box 208
St. Anthony, Idaho   83445

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The majority of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest lies in eastern Idaho, western Wyoming, and northern Utah. Situated next to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the Forest is home to a diverse number of wildlife and fish, including Threatened and Endangered species, wilderness, scenic panoramas and intensively managed forest lands.

The Forest lies almost entirely within "the Greater Yellowstone Area" or "the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem," an area of over 12 million acres and the largest remaining block of relatively undisturbed plant and animal habitat in the contiguous United States. The area continues to gain prominence for its ecological integrity. The United Nations has identified the area as a Biosphere Reserve.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Huntingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
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Boating
Floatboating & canoeing can be experienced in private boats or with commercial outfitters and guides. Floatboating is done on the Henrys (North) and South Forks of the Snake River and on Falls River. Several dangerous streches of rapids exist in both forks of the Snake River and impassable falls stop passage along the Henrys Fork and the Falls rivers. The Caribou-Targhee offers good canoeing waters through peaceful scenic wooded areas. At several points, however, large falls, dams, rapids and diversion canal intakes create dangerous obstacles that boaters need to be aware of. In the spring flood water create hazardous situations. No permits or fees are required for private parties. It is advisable for boaters to check with the nearest Forest Service offices for current information.


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Trails
Throughout the Forest, hundreds of miles of trails are available during the summer for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and off-highway vehicle riding. Trails range from steep, rugged climbs to relatively flat paths blanketed in pine needles. Please don't use trails in areas where it is not permitted.

Most trails have some type of regulation, fee or seasonal restriction, so it's wise to find out more about the specific trail you wish to explore before showing up at the trailhead. Parking, horse unloading facilities, and comfort stations exist at most trailhead locations.

Many recreation sites include paved trails to provide wheelchair access. Guided hikes may also be available at some locations.

Use of Non-Motorized Trails is limited to hikers and horses, with some trails open to mountain bikes. Wilderness trails are closed to all types of motor vehicles, mechanized equipment, hang gliders, and bicycles. Trail hiking is an easy way to discover the great outdoors and is available to recreationists of almost any age and ability level.

Please follow all visitor rules and practice good safety when visiting the National Forest.

Hiking and Backpacking:

Throughout the Forest, hundreds of miles of trails are available during the summer for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and off-highway vehicle riding. Trails range from steep, rugged climbs to relatively flat paths blanketed in pine needles. Please don't use trails in areas where it is not permitted.

Most trails have some type of regulation, fee or seasonal restriction, so it's wise to find out more about the specific trail you wish to explore before showing up at the trailhead. Parking, horse unloading facilities, and comfort stations exist at most trailhead locations.

Many recreation sites include paved trails to provide wheelchair access. Guided hikes may also be available at some locations.

Use of Non-Motorized Trails is limited to hikers and horses, with some trails open to mountain bikes. Wilderness trails are closed to all types of motor vehicles, mechanized equipment, hang gliders, and bicycles. Trail hiking is an easy way to discover the great outdoors and is available to recreationists of almost any age and ability level.

Please follow all visitor rules and practice good safety when visiting the National Forest.
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