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part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sat Feb 13 2016   Season Dates


Boiling Springs Cabin is a popular destination for those who enjoy soaking in mineral hot springs that are adjacent to the cabin. Other hot springs are within the vicinity as well. Guests who stay here also have a variety of other recreational activities to enjoy, such as fishing, hiking, and off-road motor vehicle riding.

The cabin is accessible by car in warmer months and by snowmobile in winter. Guests arriving in snowy conditions should be prepared to snowmobile 11 miles to the cabin from the Middle Fork snowmobile parking lot. The cabin was renovated in 2012 and offers many conveniences, but guests should bring some supplies and equipment to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

Natural Features:

Boiling Springs Cabin is located in a narrow mountain valley situated between a hot springs, a stream and the Middle Fork Payette River. The surrounding mountains are steep and densely forested with conifers, but the cabin sits in an open meadow with little shade.

Wildlife enthusiasts may spot nesting ospreys along the Middle Fork Payette River. Elk and deer are often spotted grazing along its banks. Bald eagles, hawks, quail and a variety of waterfowl also inhabit the area.


Numerous hiking, biking, horse and off-road vehicle trails are in the vicinity, including the Middle Fork Trail. Many miles of groomed snowmobile trails crisscross the area in winter. Snowshoers and cross-country skiers can also use the trails in winter. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.

Sections of the Middle Fork Payette River offers opportunities for rafting, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. Anglers can fish for rainbow and bull trout. Big game hunting is a popular activity in the surrounding mountains.

Guests can soak in the on-site hot springs during their stay, and a few other hot springs are also nearby for soaking.


The cabin accommodates five people. Sleeping quarters consist of one bedroom with wood stove and includes three single beds (one providing a trundle bed) with mattresses. A couch, table and chairs, sink, propane cook range and refrigerator, and wood stove are located in the front room. Some dishes, pots and pans, and other kitchenware are available. Firewood is provided during winter months, but it may need to be split.

A vault toilet, picnic table and campfire ring are located outside the cabin. Camp host is available during the summer months at Trail Creek Campground.

Potable water is available (hand pump outside) during the summer season only. Electricity is not available Guests need to supply their own lighting and garbage bags. Guests are expected to clean the cabin before leaving. Bedding, pillows, and an axe are not provided.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Cooking Pots
  • Couch
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hot Springs
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • Please call the Scenic Canyons Recreational Services at (435) 245-6521 or Emmett Ranger District at (208) 365-7000 four days prior to arrival date to confirm the lock combination for the cabin; the combination will be in the confirmation letter but can change at any time
  • Potable water is available (hand pump) during the summer season only. Guests must bring water during the winter season.
  • No garbage service; trash must be packed out
  • Please do not use tents, motor homes or RVs at the cabin; Boiling Springs Campground is nearby
  • Maximum occupancy is 5 people
  • Livestock is not allowed at this site
  • Access may be difficult in fall and late winter depending on changes in weather; The cabin may only have access by snowmobile. Check local conditions (and snow levels) for access to the cabin
  • Parking is limited
  • Pets are allowed at the cabin, however, they are not allowed on the furniture or beds. Please be courteous and clean up after your pet.
  • 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):
44.36417, -115.85667
44°21'51"N, 115°51'24"W

In summer: from Crouch, take Middle Fork Road/Forest Road 698 north 24 miles to the cabin.

In winter, all access is over snow. From Crouch, take Middle Fork Road (Forest Road 698) north 13 miles to the snowmobile parking lot at the end of the plowed road on FR 698, just north of Tie Creek Campground. Distance to the cabin from the trailhead is 11 miles.

Contact Information:

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Information:  (435)245-6521
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