The City of Boise Open Space Reserves are a diverse group of protected properties, each of which represents significant ecological, historical, recreational or cultural value to our community. Together they form strong connections to our natural environment and are worthy of lasting conservation. Simply stated, our open space reserves are the special places we go to reflect, to play, to learn and to live.
The Open Space Reserve Management Plan provides long-term strategies for open spaces such as Camel’s Back, Hulls Gulch and Military reserves in the City of Boise. The city owns and manages 12 reserves totaling 5,000 acres.
From 2002 to 2016, the Foothills program produced an annual report. View them here. Since 2016, information from the annual report have been consolidated into city-wide reports.
Interested in recreating in the Boise Foothills? Check out the Ridge to Rivers partnership website for ideas and tips about where to go, how to enjoy the foothills without damaging them and information about the area you may find interesting.