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DEER PARK CABIN, ID
part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 27 2015 Season Dates
OverviewThis site was originally established as Deer Park Ranger Guard Station in 1913, and a cabin was built here in 1917. This cabin, along with many others in Boise National Forest, was replaced in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Deer Park Cabin looks much the same today as it did in the 1930s.
The cabin is available from mid-May through late September, and it's easily accessible by car in good weather. Many creature comforts are provided, but guests may need to bring additional gear and supplies to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Deer Park Cabin is located in an open meadow lined with mature Ponderosa pines at an approximate elevation of 4,400 feet. Nearby, the North Fork Boise River rushes over rocks and through jagged granite walls studded with pine trees.
The North Fork Boise River Trail, which begins directly behind the cabin, leads hikers upstream. The 5-mile trail passes through some of the roughest, most scenic canyon walls in Idaho before dipping down to the river's edge to pass by a rock bluff.
The cabin accommodates six people on a futon and two sets of bunkbeds with mattresses. The kitchen is equipped with a table and chairs, propane stove, refrigerator, cookware, dishes, utensils and a dry sink. A wood stove is provided for heat and firewood can be gathered from the surrounding forest. Garbage collection is provided.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Idaho City, take State Highway 21 for 18 miles to Crooked River/Little Owl Road #384. Turn right and stay on Road #384 for 13.5 miles to North Fork Boise River Road #327. Turn left on Road #327 and drive upstream for 5 miles to Hunter Creek Road #348. Go straight ahead on Road #348 for 1/4 mile where you will see a meadow in front of you and a lower standard road turning off to the right. This road will lead you to Deer Park Cabin, about 300 yards in.
Mailing Address:DEER PARK CABIN
P.O. BOX 129
IDAHO CITY ID 83631
Phone Number:Project Office: (208)392-6681