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part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 27 2015   Season Dates


Atlanta Cabin is located in the old mining town of Atlanta, Idaho, at an elevation of 5,800 feet. It is part of a historic ranger station compound built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Forest Service in 1933. This compound, known as the Atlanta Ranger Station Historic District, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The roads to the cabin are generally well-maintained, although there are some rough washboard sections. Guests can drive to the cabin, but should check local conditions prior to arrival, since inclement weather may make accessing the cabin difficult. Atlanta Cabin offers many creature comforts so guests can have an enjoyable stay.

Natural Features:

The cabin is surrounded by a grassy meadow and lodgepole pines. The front porch offers great views of the edge of the Sawtooth Wilderness and 9,363' Greylock Mountain.

The Middle Fork Boise River is about a quarter-mile away. Several natural hot springs are in the area, including Atlanta, Powerplant and Chattanooga. This area is a favorite of wildlife watchers, who may see mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, chukars, wild turkeys, eagles and the occasional black bear or wolf.


The Middle Fork Boise River Trail and the Powerplant Trail begin nearby, offering great opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Off-road enthusiasts will find many trails to explore. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.

The Middle Fork Boise River provides excellent trout fishing. Big game hunting is another popular pastime in the area. Guests can also soak in the nearby hot springs.


The cabin is equipped with a modern plumbing system and electricity. It can accommodate up to four people with one set of bunk beds and two single beds with mattresses. The couch also folds out into a bed.

The kitchen has a sink with hot water, a table with chairs, a propane stove and a propane refrigerator. The indoor bathroom features a flush toilet, sink and shower. A broom and dustpan are provided.

Propane wall heaters keep the cabin warm. A wood stove is also provided, but it is not always available for use. A picnic table, fire ring and pedestal grill are located behind the cabin.

Bedding, pillows and towels are not available. Guests should be prepared to wash the dishes and tidy up the cabin before leaving.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Atlanta has a colorful history with interesting buildings and streets to explore. It was settled in the 1860s during a gold and silver rush, and visitors can still see remnants of this period. The local watering hole offers a chance to eat out and play pool or shuffleboard.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Bed(s)
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Couches
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • Showers
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Utility Sinks
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
  • River Access
Know Before You Go
  • Call the Idaho City Ranger District at (208) 392-6681 24-48 hours in advance of arrival date to get door lock combination
  • Access may be difficult in fall and late winter depending upon changes in weather; check local conditions for access to the cabin
  • Camping is not allowed at this site; please do not use tents, motor homes or RVs at the cabin
  • Maximum occupancy is 4 people
  • Livestock is not allowed at this site
  • Limited parking is available
  • Click here for more information about Boise National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.80278, -115.12833
43°48'10"N, 115°7'42"W

From Idaho City, take State Highway 21 north 18 miles to Crooked River/Little Owl Road #384. Turn right and stay on #384 for 13.5 miles to the North Fork Boise River Road #327. Turn left and stay on #327 for 13 miles to Middle Fork Boise River Road #268. Turn left on #268 and drive approximately 17 miles upriver to Atlanta. When entering Atlanta, take the first left onto Road #205 and drive 1/4 mile to the Atlanta Cabin within the historic ranger station compound. It is the first cabin on the left with a "Recreation Cabin" sign out front. These roads are generally in good, yet somewhat rough conditions and can be traveled - weather permitting - by 2WD passenger cars or trucks.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O BOX 129

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)392-6681
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