Magee Rangers Cabin

Shoshone County, Idaho

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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.

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. There is a shower and toilet available in the warehouse that is approximately 200 ft. from the rental. A detailed walking map is available in the cabin.

Natural Features

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

Nearby Attractions

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

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