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SQUIRREL MEADOWS CABIN, ID

part ofCaribou-Targhee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SQUIRREL MEADOWS CABIN
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Squirrel Meadows Cabin is located 24 miles east of Ashton, Idaho, just off the Ashton-Flagg Ranch Road. The current cabin was built in 1934, but the site has been used for administrative purposes since 1907. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Only one other cabin in Wyoming was constructed with the same building plan. The 2-room cabin is made of lodgepole pine and features a wood shingled roof.

Natural Features:

Squirrel Meadows Cabin is situated at 6,500 feet on the Yellowstone Plateau of southwest Wyoming. The cabin sits in a meadow surrounded by pine trees. Guests can enjoy views of the distant mountains.

Wildlife in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest includes black bear, wolf, elk, moose, mule deer, bison, grizzly bear, mountain lion and pronghorn (bear safety tips).

Recreation:

The cabin provides access to a variety of year-round recreational activities, including horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Berry picking is available in late summer.

Some of the other activities located within a few miles include off-road vehicle and motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, hiking and mountain biking (Idaho OHV safety message). Game and game bird hunting is a popular pastime in season.

Facilities:

This cabin sleeps six and provides bunkbeds, a wood stove for cooking, table and chairs, dishes, tableware and cooking pots. Firewood is available on-site. A hand pump, vault toilet, picnic table and horse corrals are located outside.

Electricity is not provided. Guests may wish to bring battery or propane-powered lighting. Bedding, including mattresses, matches and emergency items like a first aid kit are not provided. Trash bags are needed to pack out garbage.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Corrals
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood
  • Picnic Area
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Within 10 Miles
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Motorcycle Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Snowmobile Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Pick up the key at the Ashton Ranger Station in Ashton Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; to make arrangements for after hours or weekend pickup, call (208) 652-7442 during regular business hours
  • Please leave the cabin clean for the next occupant
  • This is a pack-it-in/pack-it-out facility
  • Guests should be aware that there is a risk of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins; click here to learn more
  • Click here for more information about Caribou-Targhee 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):
44.06306, -111.02222
44°3'47"N, 111°1'20"W

From Ashton, ID, take Highway 47 a half-mile to Highway 32 and turn right (south). Travel 1 mile to Ashton-Flagg Ranch Road (#261). Turn left (east) and travel 22 miles to Road #032. Turn right (south) and go a half-mile to the cabin.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SQUIRREL MEADOWS CABIN
FLAGG RANCH ROAD
  ID 

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)652-7442
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