About the Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Sawtooth National Recreation Area is located in the heart of Idaho, where rugged peaks, alpine lakes, free-running streams and breath-taking scenery abound. Congress designated the 756,000-acre Sawtooth NRA in 1972 (Public Law 92-400) in order “to assure the preservation and protection of the natural, scenic, historic, pastoral, and fish and wildlife values, and to provide for the enhancement of recreational values associated therewith. . .” 
This stunning landscape inspires quiet introspection and observation and offers abundant opportunities for hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, boating and other recreational activities. 
What you experience in the Sawtooth NRA did not happen by accident. It is by design: this place, its preservation, and the access we enjoy are the result of special legislation, dedicated individuals, and cooperative management over the past 50 years. 

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Image by Alex Bertha

Sawtooth NRA 50th Anniversary Working Group

The Sawtooth NRA 50th Anniversary Working group includes representatives from: USFS, National Forest Foundation, Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association, Sawtooth Society, Idaho Dark Sky Alliance, City of Stanley and Idaho Conservation League.