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ADAMS RANGER STATION, ID
part ofNez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Mar 15 2015 Season Dates
OverviewAdams Ranger Station Cabin is located in the heart of the Nez Perce National Forest at an elevation of 5,150 feet. Adams Camp served as a way station along the Milner Trail as early as 1862. The Forest Service established the area adjacent to Adams Camp as an administrative site in 1919. Adams Ranger Station was built in 1932 for the District Ranger and his family. It last served as District headquarters in 1958. Since then, it has served as a work center, hosting a variety of summer crews.
The historic cabin is available for rent year-round, except during spring melt, which typically occurs from mid-March to late May. Winter access is approximately 30 miles from Fish Creek Snow Park along a groomed snowmobile route.
Adams Ranger Station is near the Gospel-Hump Wilderness and part of the Salmon River/Highway 95 Corridor. The landscape in this corridor varies from the emerald Salmon River pouring through steep canyon walls to sapphire Moore's Lake in the remote Gospel-Hump Wilderness.
Many fun activities surround Adams Ranger Station, including numerous trails. Corral Creek, a nearby stock facility and trailhead, can accommodate horses and hikers. This trail system leads into the beautiful Gospel-Hump Wilderness.
The cabin can accommodate up to eight people and has one futon, one double bed, two single beds and two cots. Some blankets and pillows are provided. There is a vault toilet, a propane cook stove/oven, dishes, silverware, cookware, bakeware, a table and chairs. Other amenities include propane lanterns, a broom, bucket, mop, snow shovels, axes, mauls and firewood rounds.
Guests may wish to visit the historic gold-mining town of Florence. It is now a ghost town with a cemetery and a few long abandoned buildings.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
There are two ways to access this cabin in the summer:
1) From the town of Grangeville, turn south on the Grangeville-Salmon Road and follow the signs toward Gospel Hump and Salmon River. At mile marker 29, turn left (east) onto Hungry Ridge Road #309 and drive approximately 1 mile. Turn left at the signs for Adams Ranger Station/Wilson Cow Camp and climb the small hill toward the cabin with a front and side porch.
2) From Highway 14, at mile marker 17 on Highway 14, turn west up Hungry Ridge Road and look for the Adams Ranger Station and Wilson Cow Camp signs.
In winter, park at Fish Creek Snow Park and snowmobile Forest Road 221 all the way to Four Corners following the signs leading south toward the Salmon River and Gospel Hump Wilderness. Just before mile marker 29, turn left onto Hungry Ridge Road #309 and head east for approximately 1 mile. The route should be groomed all the way up to the cabin.
Mailing Address:ADAMS RANGER STATION
Hungry Ridge Road #309
Grangeville ID 83530
Phone Number:Information: (208)983-1950