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Attention: Eight Mile Guard Station will be closed from 10/22/2013 - 05/31/2014 for repairs.
EIGHT MILE GUARD STATION, ID
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewEight Mile Guard Station is a short drive from Soda Springs, Idaho. It was established as early as 1908. Several buildings have appeared on this site, although most were replaced or relocated. The current cabin was built in 1962.
The guard station only accessible by snowmobile in winter, and guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety. Many conveniences are provided, especially in the warmer months, but additional supplies and gear may be needed to ensure a comfortable stay.
The cabin sits in a meadow at an elevation of 6,000 feet, surrounded by stands of tall conifer trees. Eightmile Creek meanders nearby. The rugged limestone and dolomite peaks of the Bear River Range stretch out around the cabin.
Hikers, mountain bikers and off-road vehicle enthusiasts can all find trails nearby (Idaho OHV safety message). The winter months attract snowmobilers and cross-country skiers.
The guard station has a maximum capacity of 15 people.The cabin can sleep eight people on the four bunk beds provided; there are no mattresses. Renters will need to provide sleeping pads and bedding. The cabin contains an indoor bathroom with a seasonally available flush toilet and shower. A large kitchen is equipped with a dining area and propane cook stove. The living room has a propane heater. Propane is provided for the lights, cook stove and heater.
Soda Springs attracts visitors for its variety of parks and historical landmarks. Visitors can see covered wagon ruts left in the soil from pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail, as well as explore Formation Springs and Cave. There's also a museum, a golf course and several places to shop and dine.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Eight Mile Guard Station is located 11 miles southwest of Soda Springs. Head east on Main Street in Soda Springs. Turn right onto South 3rd Street E for 1 mile. Continue onto Bailey Creek 8 Mile Road for 3.5 miles. Turn left onto 8 Mile Road for half a mile. Continue onto Nounan Road for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Road 425/8 Mile Canyon Road/8 Mile Creek Road. Eight Mile Guard Station will be on the right in about 3.7 miles.
Maps are available upon request at the district office.
Mailing Address:EIGHT MILE GUARD STATION
322 N. 4TH STREET
MONTPELIER ID 83254
Phone Number:Information: (208)847-0375