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.

Presentation: Paddling the Owyhee Canyonlands!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

@ The IOA Hall

Over 300 miles of rivers in the Owyhee Canyonlands are protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Protected river sections include the famous Jarbidge, Bruneau and Owyhee rivers.

The best way to celebrate the Owyhee Canyonlands is to float one of the Wild and Scenic Rivers! The second best way to celebrate is to join us at this upcoming event.

John Robison, Idaho Conservation League’s Public Lands Director, will provide an overview of the Owyhee Canyonlands, describe the character of different river stretches, and offer logistics advice for planning your own adventures. John will also describe the Owyhee Initiative’s collaborative approach to crafting these protections.

As always, this event is free and open to the general public. See you there!

Please register at our Events Page.

Hump Day Hike at Upper Three Bears Trail

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

@ The Fivemile Gulch Trailhead

Join us for a fun, but somewhat strenuous hike on the upper end of the Three Bears Trail. We will meet at the Fivemile Gulch Trailhead and begin our hike at 5:45 sharp.

The trail leads 1.7 miles to a hilltop with a fabulous view of the Cottonwood Creek drainage and the surrounding Boise Foothills. Round-trip is 3.4 miles with an elevation gain, then loss, of 700'.

The trailhead is located about five miles up Shaw Mountain and Rocky Canyon Roads, 2.5 miles dirt surface.

See you there! 

Please register at our Events Page.

IOA Annual Campout at Warm Lake

Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12, 2024

@ North Shore Lodge

Join us for a weekend campout at Warm Lake. Activities will include, hiking, hot springing and socializing at North Shore Lodge.

Our hike day will be Sunday. We will meet at North Shore Lodge at 11:00 AM. Possible destinations will be Vulcan Hot Springs, Tule Lake, Summit Lake, Kline Mountain or Bear Creek, depending on what the group chooses. Those who don't want to spend the weekend can opt for the hike only.

Our group will be based at the North Shore Lodge cabins. Call North Shore Lodge if you want to rent a cabin. Hurry before they are all booked. Camping is also an option at many dispersed sites in the Warm Lake area.

For further information, email See you there!

Please register at our events page.

The Idaho Outdoor Association is celebrating 11 years of Crater Crawl!

Register for 2024 Here

For more info, visit our Annual Crater Crawl page.

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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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