About Nez Perce-Clearwater NFs

Welcome to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests - 4.0 million acres of beautiful and diverse land located in North Central Idaho. From the dry, rugged canyons of the Salmon River to the moist cedar forests of the Selway drainage to the rolling uplands of the Palouse, the forest offers something for everyone.


This vast, diverse area is managed to provide a variety of goods and services including breathtaking scenery, wilderness, wildlife, fisheries, timber harvest, livestock grazing, mining, pristine water quality and a wide array of recreation opportunities.


The Nez Perce-Clearwater is best known for its wild character. Nearly half of the forest is designated Wilderness, and three Wild and Scenic Rivers flow within the forest boundaries.


We hope you enjoy your visit!