Jensen Cabin

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Jensen Cabin is located 13 miles from the town of Alpine, Wyoming, off the McCoy Creek Road. The current cabin was built in the earily 70's, but the site has been fully remodeled. The 2-room cabin with a loft is made of rough cut lumber and has meatal sideing and a metal roof. 

Guests can drive a vehicle to the cabin from mid-May through mid-November, although about 10 miles of the trip are on gravel roads. Snowmobiles and cross-country skis are required to access the cabin from approximately early December through mid-May. The trek from the nearest available parking at the snowmobile trailhead to the cabin is 10 miles.

The Jensen cabin sleeps six and includes: two sets of bunkbeds are in one room, two twin beds in the loft, mattresses on all beds, a wood stove with cut firewood for heat, a propane stove for cooking, a table with benches and chairs near the wood stove. There are limited cooking utensils and pots in the cabin. There is no water or sink inside the cabin, but there is a plastic tub available for washing dishes and washing hands, etc. A hand pump for water, a vault toilet, fire pit, and a picnic table are located outside. Electricity is not provided and there is no cell service at the cabin. Guests may wish to bring battery or propane-powered lighting. Bedding, matches, and emergency items like a first aid kit are not provided. A large trash can is provided, but trash bags are needed to pack out garbage. All garbage and food items should be stored inside the cabin at all times to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife. 

All vehicles, including ATVs, UTVs, trailers and campers, can only be parked on the gravel driveway into the cabin and in the limited parking area at the cabin. There is no parking, camping or riding (except snowmachines) in the meadows surrounding the cabin.

Need to Know

Natural Features

Jensen Cabin is situated at aproxemently 6,400 feet on the Caribou-Targhee Natoinal Forest. The cabin sits on the edge of a meadow surrounded by pine trees. Guests can enjoy views of the distant mountains. Wildlife in the area includes black bear, elk, moose, and mule deer. McCoy Creek and Jensen Creek are nearby for fishing opportunities.

Nearby Attractions

Recreation

The Jensen 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. Game and game bird hunting is a popular pastime in season.

Changes & Cancellations

There will be no changes allowed to stay reservations. If a change is needed you will need to cancel the reservation and make a new one. 

Contact Information

Mailing

3659 E Ririe Hwy Idaho Falls ID 83401

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 208-523-1412

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