As anglers make plans to fish the South Fork Clearwater River this year for steelhead, they should be aware of an Idaho law that prohibits camping on certain state-owned property (see Statue below). This law applies to Idaho Transportation Department property (ITD) which includes many of the pull offs along the South Fork Clearwater River. This means if somebody is camping on one of ITD’s pull-outs/right of ways along the South Fork of the Clearwater River (see picture below as an example) they could be cited for an infraction. Fish and Game staff realizes that this is a change from the past and will be making an attempt to educate people on the relatively new law before enforcing it. This regulation is not exclusive to the South Fork Clearwater (Hwy 13 & 14) and includes state-owned properties as defined in the statute below.
Contact the regional office for more information (208) 799-5010.