WARM SPRINGS GUARD STATION, ID

Historic Warm Springs Guard Station is open year-round and has recently been restored to reflect its original finishes and paint. It's accessible by car from mid-April through mid-December but can only be reached by snowshoes or cross-country skis for the remainder of the year...
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  • Door to the cabin has a combination lock; combination will be provided in the confirmation letter
  • No water is available in the cabin; water is available from a hand pump only in summer
  • Please pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving
  • Use of candles is discouraged because of fire danger
  • Campfires outside the cabin are permitted in metal fire ring only
  • Please do not use tents, motor homes or RVs at the cabin
  • Livestock is allowed from April 16 to December 14 only
  • Road to cabin is closed to motorized traffic from December 15 to April 15
  • This permit is for personal, private recreation use;special events and/or large groups are discouraged
  • Pets must be under restrictive control at all times; guests are responsible for cleaning up after pets
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  • 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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WARM CABIN NONELECTRIC 6 0
Pets Allowed - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Historic Warm Springs Guard Station is open year-round and has recently been restored to reflect its original finishes and paint. It's accessible by car from mid-April through mid-December but can only be reached by snowshoes or cross-country skis for the remainder of the year.

This charming cabin offers a rustic retreat with a few amenities. Guests should be prepared to bring most of the supplies and gear they need for a comfortable stay.

Natural Features:

Towering Ponderosa pines forest this pretty site located in a narrow mountain valley along the South Fork Payette River. The cabin sits at an elevation of 4,700 feet amid steep mountain peaks.

This is a wintering area for deer and elk. Summer visitors to the area may see black bears. A variety of bird species make the forest their home year-round.

Recreation:

Some hiking trails are nearby. One trail leads to Bonneville Hot Springs, which is accessible by snowshoes and skis in the winter. Visitors can soak in the waters while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

The South Fork Payette River offers opportunities for trout fishing and swimming. The area around the cabin is a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing playground in winter.

Facilities:

The cabin sleeps six people and comes with one double bed and three single beds with mattresses. A futon and a wood stove are located in the front room. Firewood is provided in the adjacent barn, but it may need to be split. The kitchen is equipped with a dry sink and table with chairs. Some pots and pans and a coffee pot are provided.

A campfire ring and an outhouse with vault toilet are located outside the cabin. A horse corral and a well with a hand pump are available for summer use. No water is available at the cabin in the winter, but snow can be melted. No electricity or cooking facilities are provided.

Guests must bring garbage bags to pack out trash. Items like bedding, lanterns or flashlights, matches, first aid supplies, extra toilet paper and an axe are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

Highway 21, just below the guard station, is known as the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. This 131-mile route starts in Boise and meanders through Boise, Salmon-Challis and Sawtooth National Forests, with several points of interest along the way.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 30 2014 - Tue Mar 31 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cooking Pots
  • Corrals
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Futon(s)
  • Hiking
  • Hot Springs
  • Mattress(es)
  • River Access
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • 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
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 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):
44.13686, -115.32291
44°8'13"N, 115°19'22"W

From Boise, Idaho, take State Highway 21 northeast 75 miles to Lowman, Idaho. Continue on Highway 21 another 18 miles to milepost 91.2. Turn left on Forest Road 025RC and continue 1.5 miles to cabin when road is open to motorized use. In the winter, park in the plowed parking lot on the left at milepost 91.2 and hike/snowshoe/ski the the remaining distance.

From Banks, Idaho, turn right off Highway 55 onto Highway 17, drive 40 miles to Lowman. Turn left onto Highway 21 and go approximately 18 miles east to milepost 91.2. Turn left on Forest Road 025RC and continue 1.5 miles to cabin when road is open to motorized use. In the winter, park in the plowed parking lot on the left at milepost 91.2 and hike/snowshoe/ski the the remaining distance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WARM SPRINGS GUARD STATION
7359 HIGHWAY 21
LOWMAN  ID  83637

Phone Number:

Project Office: (208)259-3361
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