Atlanta Cabin is located in the old mining town of Atlanta, Idaho, at an elevation of 5,800 feet. It is part of a historic ranger station compound built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Forest Service in 1933. This compound, known as the Atlanta Ranger Station Historic District, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The roads to the cabin are generally well-maintained, although there are some rough washboard sections. Guests can drive to the cabin, but should check local conditions prior to arrival, since inclement weather may make accessing the cabin difficult. Atlanta Cabin offers many creature comforts so guests can have an enjoyable stay.
The cabin is equipped with a modern plumbing system and electricity. It can accommodate up to four people with a twin day bed with a trundle in the living room and a queen size bed in the kitchen.
The kitchen has a sink with hot water, a table with chairs, a propane stove and a refrigerator. The indoor bathroom features a flush toilet, sink and shower. A broom and dustpan are provided.
Propane wall heaters keep the cabin warm. A picnic table, fire ring and pedestal grill are located behind the cabin.
Bedding, pillows and towels are not available. Guests should be prepared to wash the dishes and tidy up the cabin before leaving.
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.
The cabin is surrounded by a grassy meadow and lodgepole pines. The front porch offers great views of the edge of the Sawtooth Wilderness and 9,363' Greylock Mountain.
The Middle Fork Boise River is about a quarter-mile away. Several natural hot springs are in the area, including Atlanta, Powerplant and Chattanooga. This area is a favorite of wildlife watchers, who may see mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, chukars, wild turkeys, eagles and the occasional black bear or wolf.
The town of Atlanta has a colorful history with interesting buildings and streets to explore. It was settled in the 1860s during a gold and silver rush, and visitors can still see remnants of this period. The local watering hole offers a chance to eat out and play pool or shuffleboard.
The Middle Fork Boise River Trail and the Powerplant Trail begin nearby, offering great opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Off-road enthusiasts will find many trails to explore. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.
The Middle Fork Boise River provides excellent trout fishing. Big game hunting is another popular pastime in the area. Guests can also soak in the nearby hot springs.
P.O BOX 129 IDAHO CITY ID 83631
From Idaho City, take State Highway 21 north 18 miles to Crooked River/Little Owl Road #384. Turn right and stay on #384 for 13.5 miles to the North Fork Boise River Road #327. Turn left and stay on #327 for 13 miles to Middle Fork Boise River Road #268. Turn left on #268 and drive approximately 17 miles upriver to Atlanta. When entering Atlanta, take the first left onto Road #205 and drive 1/4 mile to the Atlanta Cabin within the historic ranger station compound. It is the first cabin on the left with a "Recreation Cabin" sign out front. These roads are generally in good, yet somewhat rough conditions and can be traveled - weather permitting - by 2WD passenger cars or trucks.