BARBER FLAT CABIN, ID

The Barber Flat Cabin site was established for administrative use by the Forest Service in 1923, and was used prior to that by the Barber Lumber Company. At the time, the Forest Service used a cabin already on-site as a guard station and then built a new one in 1927. The current cabin...
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Know Before You Go
  • Call the Idaho City Ranger District at (208) 392-6681 24-48 hours in advance of arrival to get door entry combination
  • The roads are graded, but may be in somewhat rough condition; they can be traveled in good weather with 2-wheel drive passenger cars or trucks
  • Camping is not allowed at this site; please do not use tents, motor homes or RVs at the cabin
  • Livestock, such as saddle, pack or draft animals, is not allowed at this site
  • Limited parking available
  • Guests should be aware that there is a risk of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins; click here to learn more
  • Click here for more information about Boise National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

The Barber Flat Cabin site was established for administrative use by the Forest Service in 1923, and was used prior to that by the Barber Lumber Company. At the time, the Forest Service used a cabin already on-site as a guard station and then built a new one in 1927. The current cabin and outbuildings were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935, and the cabin today looks much as it did back then.

Guests can drive to Barber Flat Cabin in two-wheel drive passenger cars or trucks, although the roads may occasionally be rough. The cabin provides most of the conveniences needed for a comfortable stay.

Natural Features:

Barber Flat Cabin is situated near the North Fork Boise River among towering Ponderosa pines at an elevation of about 4,300 feet. The cabin is surrounded by the Boise Mountains and tucked beneath Hungarian Ridge.

Osprey nests are a common sight around Barber Flat. Visitors to this area may see other wildlife, such as mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, chukars, wild turkeys, eagles and the occasional black bear or wolf.

Recreation:

Several multi-use trails run east and west from the cabin. Hikers and mountain bikers can access the Barber Flat Trailhead nearby, and the Hungarian/Sunset Trail is located just across the road about 200 yards north of the cabin. Other trails in the area include the Beaver Creek/Grand Mountain Trail and the Short Creek Trail, which is known as a haven for nesting ospreys.

The river offers great rainbow trout fishing and many swimming holes. Seasonal big game hunting is another popular pastime in the surrounding area.

Facilities:

The cabin can sleep six people on two bunkbeds and a futon, and mattresses are provided. The kitchen is equipped with a table and chairs, cookware, dishes, utensils, a propane stove, refrigerator and sink with hot water. The bathroom has a sink, bathtub and flush toilet.

A wood stove is provided for heat and firewood may be gathered from the surrounding forest. A picnic table and campfire ring with benches are located outside. Trash and recycle bins are behind the cabin.

The cabin has no electricity. Bedding, pillows and towels are not provided. Guests should use the broom and dustpan provided to tidy up the cabin before leaving.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 20 2014 - Mon Mar 16 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sun May 18 2014 Thu Sep 25 2014
Peak Thu May 21 2015 Sun Sep 27 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bathtub
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Futon(s)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • Recycling
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Utility Sinks
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 18 2014 -
Sep 25 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
May 21 2015 -
Sep 27 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.82194, -115.53667
43°49'19"N, 115°32'12"W

From Idaho City, take State Highway 21 for 2 miles to Granite Creek Road #327. Turn right and travel approximately 25 miles to the cabin. The road becomes North Fork Boise River Road. Please drive carefully as this road is heavily traveled.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BARBER FLAT CABIN
P.O. BOX 129
IDAHO CITY  ID  83631

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)392-6681
Additional Information