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.
The cabin can accommodate a maximum of four people with two twin beds with mattresses and one futon in the living room. 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. Be prepared to collect firewood during the summer months.
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 early October. 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. Firewood is available November- April in the woodshed. Be prepared to split your own wood.
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.
The cabin rental includes the group site across the driveway which has 5 picnic tables and 1 standard fire ring. Tents are not allowed close to the cabin.
The Idaho Transportation Department is making improvements to 12 miles of SH 21, between Mores Creek Summit (MP 52) to Beaver Creek Summit (MP 64). Work is planned for July 2023 (after 4th of July holiday) and will extend through August 2023. The road will be fully closed Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Access to recreation sites within the work zone will be restricted during work hours, plan accordingly. Visit https://itdprojects.org/ for project updates.
Beginning 10/18/2022, water will be shut off at Beaver Creek Cabin. There will be no running water in the cabin or from outside spigots. Bathroom access will be limited to a vault toilet outside of the cabin. Water services will not resume until summer 2023.
Please do not use motor homes, RVs, or campers at the cabin.
Maximum occupancy is 4 people
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.
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.
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.
Beaver Creek Cabin (ID) P.O. BOX 129 IDAHO CITY ID 83631
For campground inquiries, please call: 208-392-6681
In summer: from Idaho City, travel 20 miles northeast on State Highway 21. Turn right on Forest Road #362 and travel 0.5 miles to the cabin. In autumn, it's important to take the southern entrance to Forest Road #362, about a mile past Edna Creek Campground. If you accidentally miss this southern entrance to Forest Road #362 and accidentally turn onto the northern entrance, you may be blocked by a seasonal gate. If this happens, just turn around and look for the proper entrance to FS-362. See our Photos section for a map of this area, which is marked to show the location of 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.