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Recreating on Endowment Lands

Idaho has a history of providing abundant recreational opportunities and access on endowment lands. Idahoans enjoy public access on nearly all legally accessible endowment lands around the state with very few, if any, limitations in most places. In general, endowment trust lands are more scattered in the southern half of the state and more grouped together in the north.

Trail Systems

IDL is working on creating designated trail systems and restoration projects to guide recreation. Following trail signs and honoring closures protects valuable endowment land from damage, and helps ensure future public access. IDL land managers may temporarily close areas  as needed to enable the effective operation of revenue generating activities and to protect the public.

Recreation Policy

Recreation Maps


For state program inquiries
Todd Wernex
OHV/Recreation Specialist
(208) 334-0282

For local questions
Supervisory Areas

Latest Recreation News

January 21, 2020
IDL OHV Fund – How is the money used?
December 20, 2019
Steamboat Gulch sled hill will open by Christmas

Related Links & Information


Creating Sustainable Trails for Better Recreation

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