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Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Northcentral Idaho's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms to add!

My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!

And beware the copycat websites - from Mommy-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work and rarely update; they are just out to make a quick buck. Since 2004, I've made updates and corrections every day!

If it has just snowed; see this page about how to make snocones from real snow! Your kids will love it!

Pandemic Tips:

  • Keep in mind that state government COVID dictates may force many farms to cancel Santa visits, hayrides, etc. this year. If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information. 
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO - many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year or have COVID-19 requirements - Call to confirm their supply, their hours and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available. All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here !
    DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM (by phone, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in Northcentral Idaho that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

Updates for January 2021

January 2021: In a normal year, most Christmas tree farms are open up to Christmas Eve; but this year many farms are selling out of trees and closing early for the season, and some decided not to open at all, due to all the COVID19 restrictions. Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.  Demand will be high since people have been locked down and not allowed to do much - but you CAN go to farms. And a farm may be the only place you can take your kids to see Santa. Of course, check with the farm BEFORE YOU GO!

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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Adams County

Custer County

  • Salmon-Challis National Forest Christmas Tree Cutting - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    Salmon, Idaho. Phone: Amy Baumer (208) 756‐5145. Christmas tree tags are now available for sale at all Salmon-Challis National Forest district offices in Challis, Leadore, Mackay, North Fork, and the Public Lands Center in Salmon, as well as participating vendors in Salmon, Leadore, and Mackay. Vendors selling Christmas Tree tags for the 2016 season in Salmon are: Cycle, Sleds, and Saws and Service Grocery; in Leadore: Stage Stop; and in Mackay: Sammy's Mini-Mart.
    Tags are non-refundable and must be purchased before cutting your tree. Each tag costs $5.00 per tree. A household may purchase two tags. The tag may be used in any open area administered by the Salmon-Challis National Forest or the Salmon and Challis BLM Field Offices.
    Guidelines for cutting include:
    No cutting within 300 feet of campgrounds, streams, lakes or ponds.
    Cut your tree at least 100 feet away from either side of any main road, including 200 feet from US Highway 93 and 1/3 mile from the roadside of the Salmon River Road (Forest Road #030).
    Cut tree below the lowest whorl or limbs. Do not cut trees that measure 8 inches or greater in diameter at the 4 1/2 feet mark.
    No topping of trees is allowed.
    Areas where cutting is prohibited:
    Pass Creek Narrows - Lost River Ranger District, Mackay
    Cow Creek and Freeman Creek Plantations - Salmon BLM Field Office, Salmon
    Research areas, Signed Timber Sale Areas, and any tree plantation
    Wilderness areas
    Once you have selected and cut your tree, place the tag around the stem or a branch of the tree before transporting. The tag must be signed and attached to the tree in such a manner that removal will destroy the tag. Caution is advised on snow covered roads. In many places, four-wheel drive or chains may be needed. Be prepared for cold weather conditions or emergencies that may present themselves by being outdoors during winter months.
    Keep your tree in water while indoors to maintain freshness, reduce fire hazards and to enjoy its beauty throughout the holiday season. If the base dries out, resin will form over the cut end and the tree will not be able to absorb water causing it to dry out quickly. Most fresh-cut trees should last at least five weeks before drying out if properly cared for.
    The Salmon-Challis National Forest wishes you a happy holiday season! (ADDED: November 09, 2016, JBS)

Idaho County

Lemhi County

Valley County

More Christmas Tree Farm listings are coming soon for Northcentral Idaho! Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Northcentral Idaho? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!