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BEAVER CREEK CABIN (ID), ID

part ofBOISE NF - FS, US Forest Service
Photo: BEAVER CREEK CABIN (ID)
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

The Beaver Creek Cabin site was established for administrative use in 1912. The current dwelling was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps using standard blueprints for that time.

Beaver Creek Cabin is open year-round. It's accessible by car in the summer months and by snowshoes or cross-country skis in winter. Guests arriving in winter should park at the Whoop-Um-Up Park N' Ski Area (permit required) and access the 1.5 mile Pilgrim Trail to reach the cabin. The trail is moderately difficult in normal conditions, and guests are responsible for their own safety.

The cabin offers many creature comforts for an enjoyable stay. However, several of the amenities are only available seasonally. Guests should be prepared to bring certain supplies or gear according to the season.

Natural Features:

A mixed-growth pine forest surrounds the area, offering pretty scenery and partial shade. Several creeks and rivers flow nearby, the closest being Beaver Creek. The cabin is nestled within the Boise Mountain Range at an elevation of 5,100 feet.

Beavers are a common sight in this area, and several beaver ponds are nearby. Other wildlife includes mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, chukars, wild turkeys, eagles and the occasional black bear or wolf.

Recreation:

Numerous hiking, biking, horse, off-road vehicle and motorcycle trails are in the vicinity. Click here for an Idaho OHV Safety Message. During the winter months, miles of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails are right out the front door.

The Crooked River, Beaver Creek and beaver ponds all offer good rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout fishing. The 1-mile Beaver Creek Trail leads to the Crooked River and several small swimming holes.

Good hunting can be found in this area in season.

Facilities:

The cabin can accommodate a maximum of 6 people with one double bed, one set of bunkbeds and a futon, all with mattresses. The kitchen is equipped with a sink, table, chairs and a propane stove. A wood stove provides heat. A picnic table and campfire ring are located outside. Firewood can be collected from the surrounding area.

The indoor bathroom is open in the summer and equipped with a sink, flush toilet and shower. Water is only available from May 20th through October 1st. The propane refrigerator in the kitchen is only available during the summer. Garbage service is also provided in the summer months.

An outhouse with vault toilet is available for winter use. Chopped firewood is stacked by the cabin in winter. Supplies such as pots, pans and utensils are only available during winter months.

The cabin does not have electricity, so guests must bring their own light sources along with extra batteries or propane. Bedding, towels and pillows are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

State Highway 21 is known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. This 131-mile route starts in Boise and meanders through Boise, Salmon-Challis and Sawtooth National Forests with several points of interest along the way.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Biking
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Creek Access
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Futon(s)
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mattresses
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • Showers
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • Call the Idaho City Ranger District at (208) 392-6681 24-48 hours in advance of reservation date to get door entry combination
  • No water is available in the cabin from October through May
  • No garbage service in winter months; trash must be packed out
  • Camping is not allowed at this site; please do not use tents, motor homes or RVs at the cabin
  • Maximum occupancy is 6 people
  • Livestock such as saddle, pack or draft animals is not allowed at this site
  • Limited parking is available
  • Loading and unloading is no longer allowed at the junction of FR362 and Highway 21 due to safety hazards caused by vehicles parked on the highway; vehicles parking at this location for loading and unloading could be issued a citation
  • Click here for more information about Boise National Forest
  • Please click here for further information about the facility and recreation opportunities in the area.
  • 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):
43.96722, -115.61333
43°58'2"N, 115°36'48"W

In summer: from Idaho City, travel 20 miles northeast on State Highway 21. Turn right on Forest Road #362 and travel 1/2 mile to the cabin.

In winter: from Idaho City, travel approximately 18 miles northeast on State Highway 21 to the Whoop-Um-Up Parking Area. Ski or snowshoe 1.5 miles to the cabin on the Pilgrim Trail.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BEAVER CREEK CABIN (ID)
Beaver Creek Cabin (ID) P.O. BOX 129
IDAHO CITY  ID  83631

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)392-6681
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