FISHING -- A prize overnight accommodation on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River has just become available for rental reservations.
Starting May 18, the historic Avery Creek Cabin, recently renovated, will join 13 cabins and lookouts available for rent on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
Avery Creek Cabin is especially attractive to fly fishers because of its proximity to a blue-ribbon catch-and-release cutthroat trout stream, 20 miles upstream from Interstate 90 at Kingston.
The cabin's rental season runs May 18-November 18, depending on weather. But reservations can be made months in advance online at www.reserveusa.com.
Read on for details.
Avery Creek Cabin was constructed between 1926 and 1928 to serve as living quarters for Forest Service employees needed for administrative supervision and fire protection. The cabin was built from a standard Forest Service C-45 plan known as a firemen's cabin.
In 1935 a picnic area was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps across the road from the cabin and adjacent to the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River.
In 1940, a bathroom was added in a board and batten shed addition to the cabin's east side. The cabin was utilized for crew housing until 1981.
Newly renovated, the cabin is now fully accessible and available to the public to rent for recreational purposes.
Avery Creek Cabin is located along the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River 20 miles northeast of Kingston, Idaho along Forest Highway 9.
Access to the cabin is along paved roadways and the nearest groceries are approximately 2 miles South in Prichard, Idaho. There is no cell phone service at the cabin. The nearest land line is located at Shoshone Base Camp 5 miles north of the cabin.
Info: Visit the Idaho Panhandle National Forests website, or call the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District Office at (208) 664-2318.