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SNYDER GUARD STATION (ID), ID
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewSnyder Guard station, located on the banks of the scenic Moyie River, has been listed on the National Register for Historic places since 1982. The complex of seven buildings includes a residence, two log cabins, a cookhouse, warehouse, corrals, a machinery shed and a garage. The facility is spread across 10 lovely acres and is perfect for large groups of up to 70 people or small family getaways.
The buildings on the property were constructed from 1906 to 1936, and most structures are available for rent. A group picnic and camping area provide additional campsites and amenities for six RVs, plenty of room for tent camping, pathways to the river, and more.
Snyder was originally constructed as a remote work station for early Forest Service employees. As roads were constructed and transportation improved, the site no longer required live-in crews, so visitors can now use these buildings as recreation rentals.
Snyder Guard Station is located within the Lower Kootenai River Area (Bonners Ferry District) of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The area is bordered by the Purcell and Cabinet Ranges and the Montana Line on the east, the rugged Selkirk Range on the west, and the Canadian border to the north. The Kootenai River meanders north and west through the District, and the Moyie River joins it from the north.
Outdoor recreational opportunities abound on the Moyie River and nearby lakes. Fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking are all popular pastimes.
Buildings include the main ranger house, two small log cabins, a cookhouse, a 50' x 30' picnic shelter, a horse pole barn, an onsite host house, and several administrative buildings. Additionally, two horse corrals, vault toilets, a camping loop with six sites, parking for up to 10 vehicles, drinking water faucets, campfire rings, picnic tables, and a mowed grassy playing field are available for use.
A restaurant, gas station and convenience store are less than 10 miles down the road.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Snyder Guard Station is located 36 road miles northeast of Bonners Ferry, ID and takes 50 minutes to drive from point to point.
From the Bonners Ferry Ranger Station, drive north on US 95 for 29.5 miles to Moyie River Road. Turn right (south) onto Moyie River Road (at Good Grief Cafe) and travel south for 5.5 miles. Snyder Guard Station is on the right and is marked with a sign. Travel time is 50 minutes from the Bonners Ferry Ranger District.
Mailing Address:SNYDER GUARD STATION (ID)
6286 Main Street
Bonners Ferry ID 83805
Phone Number:Information: (208)267-5561