Red Ives Cabin

Idaho Panhandle National Forests

Red Ives Cabin is a popular location in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. It served as the Ranger Station for the Red Ives Ranger District of the St. Joe National Forest from the 1930s to 1984. Attractions include its location on the St. Joe Wild and Scenic River. It is located 86 miles southeast of St. Maries, Idaho on Forest Road 218.  

The Cabin requires an entry key code to get in. Contact St. Joe Ranger District for instructions if you have a reservation at 208 245 2531.

The cabin features two bedrooms (one queen, two sets of bunkbeds and one queen size futon), kitchen, living room, bathroom and covered front porch; propane stove/oven and refrigerator; hot water, flush toilet and shower/tub. Battery lanterns are provided for lights, however visitors are recommended to bring additional battery operated lights. A gas log fireplace provides heat. Absolutely no pets.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The facility is set alongside the St. Joe National Wild and Scenic River. The terrain is mountainous with steep drainages and heavily forested mountain sides.

Nearby Attractions

Avery is the nearest town for conveniences.


Red Ives offers several recreation opportunities from hiking and OHV use to world-class fishing and wildlife spotting. The St. Joe River also offers opportunities in floating and kayaking.

Contact Information


222 South 7th street, Suite 1 Saint Maries ID 83861

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: (208) 245-2531

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From St. Maries, Idaho: Follow paved Forest Highway 50 (St. Joe River Rd) 47 miles to Avery. Continue 29 more miles along FH-50 to the Red Ives Road #218. Turn right (south) on road #218 and travel 10 miles upstream to the Red Ives Ranger Station. The Red Ives Road is a narrow One-lane road with turn-outs.

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