Atlanta Cabin

  

Atlanta Cabin - Idaho City

Overview

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.

 

Natural Features:

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.

 

Recreation:

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.


 

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees Daily Rate:  $45.00
Closest Towns: Idaho City
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities: The cabin is equipped with a modern plumbing system and electricity. It can accommodate up to four people with one set of bunk beds and two single beds with mattresses. The couch also folds out into a bed.  The kitchen has a sink with hot water, a table with chairs, a propane stove and a propane refrigerator. The indoor bathroom features a flush toilet, sink and shower. A broom and dustpan are provided.

General Information

Directions:

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.


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Cabin Rentals

Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. Camping is not allowed at this site. Please do not use tents, motorhomes or RV's at the cabin. Livestock such as saddle, pack, or draft animals are not allowed at this site.
Occupancy is limited to four people.
This cabin is rustic. No refunds for bad weather. Limited parking. (The padlock combination will be on your confirmation letter, or you may obtain it by calling National Recreation Reservation Service at:  1- 877-444-6777.)

Access may be difficult in fall and late winter depending upon changes in weather. Check local conditions for access to the cabin in the fall and spring. There is no road access to the cabin in the winter, all access is over snow.

GUESTS MUST CALL THE IDAHO CITY RANGER DISTRICT AT (208) 392-6681 24-48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ARRIVAL DATE IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE DOOR ENTRY COMBINATION. OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8:00 - 4:30. COMBINATIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN IN ADVANCE
 


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Fire Danger Level: Low
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.80488
  Longitude : 
-115.13029
  Elevation : 
5400