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.   

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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.

Hump Day Hike at Cottonwood Creek

Wednesday, November 09, 2022, 5:00 PM

Our November Hump Day Hike will be an easy 1.7 mile loop along Cottonwood Creek in the Military Reserve Park. Our route will take us up the Cottonwood Creek Trail, then down the Toll Road Trail. Cottonwood Creek is a lovely riparian zone that illuminates with fall colors. Though it is late in the season, there should be lingering color for our viewing pleasure.  

Because darkness comes early in November, we will begin the hike at 5:00 sharp. Those arriving late can meet us along the loop by traveling clockwise around the loop (starting on the Toll Road Trail), while we travel counterclockwise.

It will be cold and possibly dark by the time we finish. Bundle up and bring a headlamp.

We will meet at the trailhead. It is located a half mile up Mountain Cove Road, just beyond the prominent curve.

See you there!  

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Wilderness Stewardship in the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church Wilderness Areas

November 15 @ 7:00 pm

Our November general meeting will feature a terrific presentation, "Wilderness Stewardship in the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church Wilderness Areas"

The Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation has been conducting wilderness stewardship in the Selway and the Frank for 17 years! Hear from SBFC's Community Engagement Director, Caitlin Straubinger, about their work, programs, partnerships, and volunteer opportunities.

This event is free and open to the general public. See you there!

Please register at our events page.



The 10th Annual Crater Crawl Will be Held on September 16, 2023.

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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For snail mail, please use 3401 S. Brazil St. , 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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