Stanley Idaho News and Blog’ Category
SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
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
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 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.