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 it 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. Fees are charged at the following river recreation sites: 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 those that have a federal interagency pass, use of the Payette River Recreation Area is free. The Idaho State Parks Passport is not valid at these 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.
Fees received in 2014 accomplished the replacement of the Danskin Boat Ramp material, installation of upright grills at Banks Beach, restriping of Banks Access parking lot, and various maintenance projects at all river recreation sites.
The program, in effect since 1996, 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 Bureau of Land Management performs most of the construction activities and administers special recreation event permits.
More information is available about each site, river safety, access points, rapids, and recreation opportunities at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/Payette River Passes
Comments are always appreciated and are evaluated annually. Further information is available by calling the Emmett Ranger District at 208-365-7000.