ATTENTION CAMPERS : The toilet, shower, and kitchen sink within the facility are not currently operable.

The water system at Magee is not working properly. Drinking water is available at the cabin, however, the septic system cannot accommodate water and waste. Access to flush toilets, sinks and a shower are available 100 yards away at Magee warehouse. Directions can be found on site. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.

MAGEE RANGERS CABIN, ID

The Magee Ranger's Cabin is a fully furnished 2-story cabin in the center of the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District. Guests can imagine themselves as forest rangers when sleeping in the old ranger's quarters, and enjoying the superb views and convenient access to prime...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 28 2014   Season Dates

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  • A combination code is needed to access the cabin
  • The cabin is accessible by automobile on paved roads and good quality graveled roads. The cabin is remote with the nearest public phone 25 miles away at the Shoshone rest stop. Groceries and a small restaurant are located at Prichard about 32 miles away.
  • Length of stay is limited to 5 consecutive days per year.
  • There is no electricity available at the cabin. Two propane lanterns are provided for light, you provide the proper size propane canisters. Bring flashlights and fluorescent lanterns if you desire.
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating.
  • Maximum length of stay per family is five days each season.
  • Click here for more information on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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AREA MAGEE RANGERS CABIN CABIN NONELECTRIC 6 60 Back-In
Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

The Magee Ranger's Cabin is a fully furnished 2-story cabin in the center of the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District. Guests can imagine themselves as forest rangers when sleeping in the old ranger's quarters, and enjoying the superb views and convenient access to prime recreation trails.

The Magee Cabin was constructed in 1922 as living quarters for the Magee District Ranger. The cabin along with several buildings at the site are on the National Register of Historic Places. These buildings may occasionally be occupied as temporary housing for Forest Service employees working in the vicinity.

Natural Features:

Magee sits at an elevation of 3,000 feet along the Teepee Creek in the heart of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains.

Recreation:

Nearby trails include the Independence Creek Trail System, with 34 miles of trails suitable for hiking, motorcycle riding, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Teepee Creek is a tributary of Idaho's South Fork Salmon River and is open to fly fishing with popular catches including cutthroat trout and brook trout.

Facilities:

The log cabin has a front porch and is located near a public picnic area. It sleeps six guests, with a full-size bed downstairs and four single beds upstairs. Amenities include drinking water, propane stove, refrigerator and heater. Two portable propane lanterns are available, but guests should bring their own propane.

Items to bring include propane for lanterns, bedding, flashlights, food, a first aid kit, matches, insect repellent, towels, dish soap, dish towels and washcloths. Visitors should also bring a splitting maul, axe or bow saw for collecting firewood, plus charcoal and lighter fluid to start campfires.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearest telephone is about 25 miles away and the nearest grocery store is about 32 miles away in Prichard, ID.

Booking Window
Sun Aug 24 2014 - Fri Feb 20 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 Fri May 23 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 27 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Benches
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Play Field
  • Propane Stove
  • River Access
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Stove
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Berry Picking
  • Tubing
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:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

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 23 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $55.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 27 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $55.00

*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):
47.84444, -116.25222
47°50'40"N, 116°15'8"W

Access #1: From I-90, take Exit #43 (Kingston) and drive 24 miles north on Forest Highway 9 (two lane paved highway) to the Prichard Junction. Continue on Forest Road 208 for 28 miles to the end of the pavement and the start of Forest Road 6310 (a gravel road with rocks and potholes). Travel 7 miles on road 6310 to the Magee Ranger's Cabin. The approximate travel time from Coeur d'Alene on this route is 2 hours.

Access #2: From the Ranger Station in Coeur d’Alene, drive east on County Road #268 (Fernan Lakeshore road) for 5 miles; this road enters the Cd’Alene National Forest and climbs up into the mountains on Forest Road #268. Forest Road #268 is a paved two lane road that you will follow for 7 miles to Fernan Saddle. Continue on paved road which is Forest Road #612 (paved then graveled good quality two lane) and follow it 11 miles to Forest Road #209 past Honeysuckle Campground. Cross bridge and turn right (south) on Road #209 for 5 miles to its junction with Forest Road #422. Turn left (north) and travel 14 miles on Road #422 toward Magee. Road 422 is a fair quality graveled road that is mostly two lanes but in places narrows to 1-1/2 lanes with turnouts; use caution and go slow. The road is suitable for automobiles. Turn right at Forest Road #6310, Magee Cabin will be on your left. Travel time from Coeur d’Alene is around 1-3/4 hours.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MAGEE RANGERS CABIN
2502 E. SHERMAN AVE.
COEUR D'ALENE  ID  83814

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)664-2318
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