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Payette River Annual River passes now available for 2018 season

Kayaking on the Payette - Photo by Janet Juroch

USDA Forest Service Region 4 sent this bulletin at 02/02/2018 12:04 PM MST

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Boise National Forest

1249 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 200

Boise, Idaho 83709

(208) 373-4100

  Contact: Emmett Ranger District


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 Payette River Annual River passes now available for 2018 season

 Boise, Idaho, Feb. 2, 2018 — Annual River Passes for the Payette River Recreation Area in the Banks and Garden Valley area are now on sale for the entire 2018 season for $20 per pass at the following locations:

Alpenglow Mountain Sports                     Boise/Bogus Basin Rd            208-331-2628

Cascade Outfitters                                     Garden City                              208-322-4411

Idaho River Sports                                      Boise/Hyde Park                     208-336-4844

Ray’s Corner Market                                  Horseshoe Bend                     208-793-2391

Valley View Chevron                                  Horseshoe Bend                     208-793-4321

Garden Valley Chevron                              Garden Valley                         208-462-3869

USFS Garden Valley Work Center             Garden Valley                         208-462-3241

Emmett Ranger District                              Emmett                                   208-365-7000

The season pass waives the daily $3 fee charged at each Payette River Recreation site and can also be used in fee areas along the South Fork of the Snake River. Fees will start May 1 in the Payette River complex. River recreation fee sites include: Beehive Bend, Chief Parrish, Banks Beach, Banks River Access, Deer Creek, Confluence and Danskin. During the boating season, there are self-service daily fee stations for non-annual pass holders.

For visitors with an America the Beautiful Interagency Senior or Access Pass, Payette River Recreation Area use is free. The Idaho State Parks Passport is not valid at federal recreation sites.

Funds received are directly used for operation, improvement and site maintenance to enhance recreation opportunities and public use along the Payette River corridor. The fee program is within the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.

The program is managed jointly by the Bureau of Land Management and the Boise National Forest. The Forest Service manages the daily operations and maintenance, and administers commercial outfitter and guide permits, while the BLM performs most of the construction activities and administers special recreation event permits.

Comments are welcome and are evaluated annually. Further information is available by calling the Emmett Ranger District at 208-365-7000.


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