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.



Crater Crawl - Run Around the Rings

September 18, 2021 @ 10 AM

10K Hike or Run Around the Rings

2.9 Mile Out-and-Back Hike or Run to the East Crater Viewpoint

Visit the Annual Crater Crawl page for more information.




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 Campout Hike at Crooked River

Saturday, June 19, 2021

12:00 noon @ The Crooked River Trailhead

Our featured hike at this year's annual campout will be the Crooked River Trail.  All IOA members are welcome to join us for this outing, even if they aren't planning to camp. Simply meet us at the trailhead at noon. 

We plan to follow the relatively easy riverside trail for its first 3.7 miles and then back. For detailed information about this trail refer to the "Boise Backcountry Adventures" guidebook, outing #42. 

To reach the trailhead, drive 18 miles northeast from Idaho City on Highway 21. Turn right on Crooked River Road (FSR 384) at Edna Creek Campground. Proceed on this road for just a little more than a mile to the signed trailhead.


Join us for a weekend campout at Idaho City, June 18-20, 2021.

Our campsite will be on isolated private land within walking distance of downtown and its amenities. 

Activities will include a hike on the Crooked River Trail.

To reach our campsite, turn left on Main Street from Hwy 21, then right on Bear Run Road. Travel up Bear Run for a little more than a mile,  where there is a gate across the road. Take a sharp left onto a primitive dirt road. Follow the IOA signs to camp.

Register at our events 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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