Clearwater National Forest Guide

Clearwater National Forest was combined administratively with the Nez Perce National Forest in 2012. Today, these national forests are known as the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and are collectively compromised of 4 million acres in north-central Idaho. These forests are the traditional home of the Nez Perce native peoples, and much of the area is designated wilderness. The forests are bordered by Oregon on the west, Montana on the east, the Idaho Panhandle National Forest on the north, and the Salmon River on the south. The habitats are diverse and range from arid canyons at the Salmon River to the humid cedar forests in the Selway region to the heavily forested Palouse area. Visitors often come to float and to raft down the Selway, Lochsa, and Salmon rivers; popular recreational opportunities include fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, and other outdoor activities.

Shape Hiking Trails

Clearwater National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Clearwater National Forest

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How to get to Clearwater National Forest

Address: 104 Airport Rd, Grangeville, ID 83530

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are located in northern Idaho and have large and diverse landscapes. This wilderness preserve provides unparalleled opportunities for experiencing the native habitats of northern Idaho. Choosing to drive an RV through these wild and rugged regions will allow you to access these areas readily and comfortably, and there are numerous RV campgrounds in these forests that offer various amenities and activities.