Outdoors

Idaho Outdoors recreation notebook

REC FESTIVAL AT EAGLE ISLAND ON SATURDAY

The Idaho Recreation Festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Eagle Island State Park, 4000 W. Hatchery Road.

This family-oriented event hosted by the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation includes hands-on recreational clinics, exhibits, demonstrations, giveaways and food vendors.

Admission is $5 per car (free for Idaho State Park passport holders). Free passes are available at Treasure Valley Zamzows stores.

More information at parksandrecreation.idaho.gov or contact Jennifer Okerlund at (208) 514-2254 or inquiry@idpr.idaho.gov.

SIGN UP FOR TABLE ROCK CHALLENGE

The annual race begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 5. This 9-mile race, open to runners or walkers, begins and ends at at Fort Boise Park.

Cost is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the race. Active firefighters and military personnel get a $5 discount. Proceeds benefit fire prevention education in the Treasure Valley. Register at www.bluecirclesports.com.

FIRES UNLIKELY TO ALTER LATE-SUMMER HUNTS

Hunters may see some road and trail restrictions caused by wildfires, but Idaho Fish and Game rarely alters hunts or offers refunds for controlled hunt tags because of fires, according to an agency news release.

Hunters affected by a fire closure can exchange general tags for a different area, but exchanges must be made before the season begins.

Hunters with controlled hunt tags can exchange them for general season tags before the controlled hunt begins, but controlled-hunt fees won’t be refunded.

In limited cases, Fish and Game will offer rain checks or refunds when access to a hunting unit is blocked by fire. More information: 208-334-2592. Current fire status information: fishandgame.idaho.gov/content/fire.

REGISTER FOR BOISE PARKS AND REC CLASSES

Boise Parks and Recreation fall programs and activities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and enrollment is subject to availability. Registration for Boise residents is underway; non-residents can begin registering Monday. Scholarships are available.

Check out the fall activity guide and register for classes at parks.cityofboise.org/register-for-classes/.

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