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Payette National Forest considering renting cabins to the public, wants your input

Payette National Forest considering renting cabins to the public, wants your input

By Jaclyn Brandt. CREATED Oct 8, 2012

The McCall Ranger District of the Payette National Forest is looking for comments on a proposal to begin using three cabins, currently administrative sites, as rental cabins for public use.

“These rental cabins can provide a great opportunity for the public to enjoy the Payette National Forest while retaining some of the comforts of home, such as a roof over their head,” said McCall District Ranger Lisa Klinger.

Photos of the cabins

The majority of the revenue collected at recreation fee sites remains on the forest to operate, maintain and improve the facilities and programs.

The cabins up for debate are -

Burgdorf Rental Cabin: The cabin would be available from October 16 to June 1 for $65 per/night without water and from June 1 to October 15 for $85 per night with running water. The cabin sleeps 5-8 people. The cabin contains a flush toilet; shower; propane heat, lights and appliances; beds with mattresses; kitchen gear; cooking stove; wood stove and other amenities. The cabin is located adjacent to the privately owned and operated Burgdorf Hot Springs. Nearby are two developed campgrounds, and trails for both motorized and non-motorized use.

Paddy Flat Cabin: The Paddy Flat Cabin would be available from June 1 to November 15 for $65 per night. This cabin is located in the Paddy Flat area, approximately 12 miles from Donnelly, Idaho. The cabin sleeps 2-4 people, with abundant room outside for several additional RV units. The cabin contains a flush toilet; running water; propane heat, lights and appliances; beds with mattresses; a cooking stove; fireplace; cooking utensils and furniture. Kennally Creek Campground is approximately ten miles away, and serves as the trailhead for numerous motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities.

Lake Fork Cabin: The cabin would be available from June 1 to October 15 for $65 per night. This cabin is located up the Lick Creek Road approximately eight miles from McCall, Idaho. It sleeps 2-4 people. There is a flush toilet; running water; propane heat, lights and appliances; wood stove; cooking oven; cooking utensils; plates and furniture. Also available on-site is a yurt which can sleep four people creating the opportunity for an economical family retreat. The Lake Fork Campground is just one mile from the site, and there are numerous motorized and non-motorized trail opportunities nearby.