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The cabin is closed for the winter now but it was still worth the drive just to see it sitting tucked back in the pines. The entire area is picturesque. The springs in front are very clear and reportedly 52 degrees year round. There is...More
This is a hidden gem when traveling around Yellowstone, cabin was built in 1880’s by Johnny Sack, the cabin is spectacular and it sits on a beautiful clear stream, you can tour the property and there are volunteers to tour the house. No charge to...More
We visited Johnny Sack cabin and Big Springs with our family of 9 adults and 3 children. It was a lovely, historic cabin nestled in the woods. The volunteer at the cabin was helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the walkway over the river. The water...More
A very interesting historic site with unique design and building decoration. Takes about 20-30 minutes total to see and explore around the cabin. Johnny Sack was innovative and definitely liked to use antlers in his decorating. Lovely views of Big Springs. A picnic area nearby...More
Beautiful historic cabin maintained by the forest service with excellent volunteer help. A true natural wonder. So refreshing to see the origins of a beautiful river simply bubbling out of the ground. Adjacent is a great little forest service campground.
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First thing is to Anticipate their is a HIGH Probability you will have snow & COLD temperatures. Besides the suggestions from Renee, there are multiple places to visit within a reasonable radius of Island Park. Yellowstone... More
First thing is to Anticipate their is a HIGH Probability you will have snow & COLD temperatures. Besides the suggestions from Renee, there are multiple places to visit within a reasonable radius of Island Park. Yellowstone NP (multiple opportunities); Quake Lake Visitor Center; Red Rock Pass, Madison River area. As far as historical (besides Johnny Sack Cabin): there is Virginia City, MT (Old West); Smoke jumpers Base Camp in West Yellowstone,ID; Flood Museum in Rexburg, ID There are many hiking & ATV trails close by & rentals are available. * In fact, there are snowmobile rentals in West Yellowstone. As well as an Imax Theater and the Grizzly Bear & Wolves attraction.
As far as WY, If you travel out the East Gate of Yellowstone you could travel to Cody. There is an Amazing Buffalo Bill Wild West Museum. Allow yourself two days, there is a LOT to see (5 different wings), plus your entrance tickets grants you access to Two days. Just outside of town there are several locations one can drive to discover if you "see" wild horses. Cody offers a wonderful Community Center with fitness, swimming pools, & even wading pools with a water slide for little ones. They accept non-members for a daily fee at a reasonable price. Of course both places offer an abundance of good places to eat or stay. Best wishes on an Enjoyable trip. Have Fun, Stay Safe... Live Life to the Fullest! :-)
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