Sawtooth National Forest

Twin Falls, ID

Where are we going?

Sawtooth National Forest
Twin Falls Ranger District
2647 Kimberly Rd
Twin Falls
ID 83301


What is there to do?

The Sawtooth National Forest is an amazing place right in the heart of Idaho. With 2.1 million acres of public land ready to be explored, you certainly have a fun filled and FULL family day out ahead of you!

Most of the forest is situated in south central Idaho, which means so are the 1,100 lakes and over 3,000 miles of streams and rivers which you can enjoy! Try and spot all the native trout and salmon as they embark on their annual runs!

With a forest like this, the opportunities for recreation and family fun are pretty much unlimited! There are undeveloped, primitive settings like the Sawtooth Wilderness, to the much more developed sites like the Redfish Lake. There are also nearly 1,500 heritage sites recorded, which are great to explore and learn from. You never know what the kids will learn about the archaeology and history of the area!

Want to know some of the fun activities you can do at Sawtooth National Forest? Good, because we'd LOVE to tell you! With all those lakes, it would be a shame not to utilize them! There are boating facilities that you can enjoy, and get out onto the waters. 

Want something a bit closer to the solid ground? Well, in addition to the many hiking trails, there are also horse facilities where you can enjoy some horseback riding with your own horses.

The Visitor Center is a great place to start your experience, and get some knowledge of the area and places to visit, and if you feel you want to spend more than a day here, maybe check out the campsites - make it a family weekend out! 

So grab those hats, sunglasses, and sense of adventure, because the entire Sawtooth National Forest is just waiting to be explored by you! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Call for details

Children: Call for details

Discount: Annual pass - $80.


Need a little extra help?

The park is handicap accessible.


When can we go?

Offices and stations open 8am - 4:30pm

All year around


Any top tips?

Check out the Visitor Center first to really plan your day!

I’m Hungry!

There aren't any food outlets available within the forest so make sure you stock up before you arrive.

Healthy Eating

Make sure you pack healthy snacks and plenty of water for those hikes! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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