Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The parking area adjacent to the Banks-Lowman Highway near mile post 4, the trail from the parking area to Skinny Dipper Hot Springs, and the public lands in Lot 3, Section 25, T. 9 N., R.3 E., Boise Meridian, Boise County, Idaho, are closed from sunset to sunrise each day. The restriction will help provide for public safety, which is currently at high risk. Between 2004 and present there have been at least two fatalities, several assaults, and numerous injuries associated with nighttime use of the area. Due to its location, public safety officers and the public do not have cellular phone or radio access, which adds to concerns regarding night-time
The BLM will post signs at main entry points to the closed area and/or other locations on-site. This restriction will be posted in the Four Rivers Field Office, Boise District BLM. Maps of the affected area and other documents associated with this restriction are available at 3948 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705. Under the authority of Section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.0-7, and 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management will enforce the following rule within the Skinny Dipper Hot Springs use restriction:
You must not be in the closed area between sunset and sunrise.
43 CFR 8364.1.