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Address: 1249 South Vinnell Way, Boise, ID 83709
Phone Number: 208 373 4100
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There's something for every outdoor enthusiast in the BNF and it's all so close to Boise. Grab your tent, hiking boots, binoculars, bike, fishing pole, skis... whatever takes you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There's something for every outdoor enthusiast in the BNF and it's all so close to Boise. Grab your tent, hiking boots, binoculars, bike, fishing pole, skis... whatever takes you to your special place and get out there. Please leave the stinky, loud motorized polluters at home or go to the Owyhees.

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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have camped in the Boise Forest practically all my life. It's so beautiful and the air is fresh and clear. Nothing like going up there while it's snowing and just listening to the ice crystals dance through the bows. Amazing experience.

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1 Thank Donna C
Draper, Utah
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297 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Spent 6 hours driving in the forest and enjoying the trees, nature and old towns scattered along the drive. Great over views in some places, meadows, and of course water therapy from a river. This drive doesn't get better than this, unless I would have been on a motorcycle. The Good: Wonderful views, large trees, and just out in nature... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Nothing but trees! A few deer, an elk, some antelope, a chipmunk, wild flowers, a river, rapids, winding roads, some paved, some gravel, some dirt, ghost towns, dilapidated, abandoned ruins. Nineteenth century cemeteries. Other than that, not much to see or do. Just our kind of place. We will be back!

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1 Thank charlessG4343PR
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Boise National Forest is a vast area with dense foliage. We camped in the Park Creek Campground which is off the beaten path located 4 miles south of Lowman, Idaho. It was a beautiful spot full of tall Ponderosa Pines and Douglas Fir trees. Great tent camping. Only one other camper in the area. Almost felt like being in the... More 

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1 Thank Kathy H
Woodland Park, Colorado
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173 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Ok Idaho was a big shock for me. Took highway 75 then highway 21 through the forest. Very nice views on a motorcycle it is really grand riding the curves. The tree smells were fantastic. We took the Lowman road to Crouch ID camping there. You will be happy you took the back roads. Make sure you have an extra... More 

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Minnesota
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We stopped several times to take pictures and hike partway into the forest. The scenery was perfect for picture taking and to just enjoy nature.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Encompassing the entire Boise River drainage, Boise National Forest is ideal for outdoors types of all kinds. From fishing mountain lakes and streams and hunting big game and small, to nature hikes, abandoned gold mines and mills to hot springs and some of the most breathtaking scenery in Idaho, this forest has it all. The forest is easily accessed from... More 

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Emmett, Idaho
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84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This National Forest is just minutes from Boise and is large enough to offer something for everyone. The landscape has sagebrush in the south with pine trees covering most of the area. It offers lakes and streams for fishing and/or swimming, several campsites throughout, and even mountain bike trails. It's a great area for a picnic or for camping out... More 

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2 Thank FrankandTresa
Boise Idaho
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96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Unbeliveable, what American is known for so quiet hardly ever see other people. Camping/RV, Natural Hot Springs, Gold Panning, Fishing and hunting in season. The sky's and Tree's are so beautiful I always take my camera and look at them again and again. Please go and see it.

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