PUBLIC LANDS -- The Avery office on the St. Joe Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests is opening Monday, May 18 after being closed for the winter. The office has a range of information and resources available for visitors.
The office is along the scenic St. Joe River, a popular fishing and camping destination upstream from St. Maries, Idaho.
Firewood permits are available for $5 a cord (minimum purchase is 4 cords and maximum is 12 cords) and are valid on all public lands managed by the Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management.
Interagency Annual Access and Senior Passes are also available. These passes cover entrance and standard amenity fees at a variety of Federal recreation sites. Persons 62 years or older can purchase a Senior Pass for $10 and persons with a permanent disability can acquire an Access Pass with proof of required documentation.
Brochures detailing recreation opportunities on the St. Joe Ranger District are available, covering hiking, horseback riding, or riding a motorcycle on the district's trail system.
A cabin rental program includes the Arid Peak or Surveyors Ridge historic fire lookout towers.
The Avery office is open Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed from noon to 12:30.
Info: St. Joe Ranger District Avery Office, 208-245-4517 or the St. Maries office,208-245-2531.