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This 2.1-million-acre forest stretches from the salt flats of the historic Great Salt Lake to Hyndman Peak, which tops 12,000 feet. The forest is a gold mine for those who love the outdoors, with its 1,100 lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams.

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is part of the forest, which also contains 193 developed recreation sites including ski areas, visitor centers, boat ramps, campgrounds and ski areas.

Mountain biking is an increasingly popular activity in some areas of the forest. Equestrians who use a wheelchair will find horse mounting ramps at Third Fork and Independence Lakes trailheads.

Location: 2647 Kimberly Road East, Twin Falls Idaho 83301 Telephone 208-737-3200

Other Science nearby:
(Almo) City of Rocks National Reserve
(Twin Falls) Sawtooth National Forest


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Boise Bird Festival Meridian ID April27 Come and learn more about Idaho's birds with short bird walks, educational and interactive booths, workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics from bird identification and backyard feeding to wild bird photography.
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Annual Port-Neuf Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous Pocatello ID May31-June2 Enjoy the black powder rifle and pistol shoots, the trailwalks, our knife and hawks throws, the cannons, and the primitive archery shoot. The music at the campfire at the end of the day. Visit the traders of the 1840’s. They are all in canvas of the period as are the Mountain Men and Women of the Primitive Camps. See how they lived and worked daily.
Intermountain Equifest Pocatello ID June20-23 We will have trail riding competition, extreme cowboy race, posse drill presentation, grand entry, horse show, barrel racing, pole bending, bucket races, flag races, and kids games. Horseback and on foot.
NorthWest RibFest Eagle ID June27-30 The RibFest is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to show their support for Help Idaho and the community. With 100,000 visitors expected during the three-day event, it's an excellent brand building opportunity as well.
The Lavender Merchant Lavender Festival Kuna ID July15-16 Come visit the lavender field in full bloom, pick a bouquet of lavender and experience the perfume and beauty of this captivating herb. Make and take a lavender bottle or paper lavender sachet. Handmade lavender products will be featured. While you are here, visit with other vendors selling their own special products.