Idaho Outdoor Association

Welcome to the IOA! 
Our Mission and Objectives are: 

  • To promote and encourage stewardship of the wildlife, habitat, and recreational resources of the state of Idaho.  

  • To encourage good sportsmanship, ethics, and responsibility in outdoor activities. 

  • To conserve, protect, and help maintain both public and private property used for recreational purposes. 

  • To promote and encourage healthy outdoor activities. 

We believe that anyone who participates in outdoor recreation of any kind should be willing to help protect and improve the natural resources of the state of Idaho. 

General meetings are held at our hall at 7:00 P.M., the second Tuesday of each month, October through May. 

Our meetings are free, open to the public, and refreshments are encouraged.   

Check out our events tab.

Proud Partner of: 

 Image of the number three principal:                                                      Dispose of Waste Properly.  - LNT Trainer's Course 2018.  Hosted by the IOA. Campout Weekend 2018, Idaho City, Idaho.

2017 Leave No Trace Training Food Prep

The Idaho Outdoor Association is a chartering organization for a Scouting Unit. As more information becomes available we will provide an interest page and schedule a parents meeting. This Scouting unit will focus on outdoor recreation, conservation and outdoor ethics in alignment with the IOA mission.

IOA Annual Campout at Smiley Creek

June 23-25, 2023

Join us for this year's annual Idaho Outdoor Association Campout at Smiley Creek. The main attraction will be a group hike on the Horton Peak Trail, which features great views of Sawtooth Valley and the Sawtooth Mountains.

Our core group will be at the Smiley Creek Lodge. This is where you can find us to connect with the group. Meet us on the grounds of the Smiley Creek Lodge on Friday evening for refreshments. If you want to do the hike, or part of the hike, meet us in front of the lodge on Saturday morning at 10:30am. Participants will need to provide their own food and lodging. 

Those looking for a place to camp can find nearby dispersed camping sites along Pole Creek Road, further up Smiley Creek, near the Sawtooth City site and along the Salmon River Headwaters.

If you have questions, email

Sign up at our Events Page.

The Idaho Outdoor Association is celebrating 10 years of Crater Crawl!

Take advantage of the early bird rate and...

Register Here

For more info, or to sign up, visit our Annual Crater Crawl page.

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Directions to the Hall

For snail mail, please use P.O. Box 15943, Boise, ID 83715, to contact us.  Thank you!

3401 S. Brazil St. , P.O. Box 15943, Boise, ID 83715

The Idaho Outdoor Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization. 

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