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Johnny Sack Cabin

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Big Springs Park, Island Park, ID
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A bit of history

The Johnny Sack Cabin was an interesting side trip while visiting Big Springs, which is a lovely... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
A Unique Little Cabin and Location

Talk about a unique place, this is it. It has been preserved, thank goodness. I know the U.S... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2017
Blackfoot, Idaho
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“large fish” (3 reviews)
“snake river” (5 reviews)
“paddle wheel” (2 reviews)
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Big Springs Park, Island Park, ID
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The Johnny Sack Cabin was an interesting side trip while visiting Big Springs, which is a lovely natural feature on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.

Thank MontanaDamselfly
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Talk about a unique place, this is it. It has been preserved, thank goodness. I know the U.S. Government has been seeking out and destroying most of these old artifacts from the past. The powerful environmentalists in the government thinks it's so important to tear...More

Thank sethmorris1230
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Besides visiting the Johnny Sack Cabin, we had the opportunity to volunteer there. Our tours & the reactions by the visitors on hearing Johnny's story, and how he built the cabin by hand. But also "How it got Saved" by the second owners, Thanks to...More

Thank DnL_Adventures
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the most frequently visited sites in island park and for good reason. Johnny Sack built his cabin in a great place go see for yourself. Take some white bread for the fish.

Thank bst3v3ns
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely worth the drive! Make sure to look for the giant fish under the bridge (you may have to look through the decking, but they are there... fish food that sinks will lure them out).

Thank D E
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

You can read all about Johnny Sack so I won't listed here. It is worth your while to see this home and water wheel that Johnny built with his own two hands. It is on Big Springs which is incredibly cool. Your kids would love...More

Thank Duane / Linda W
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The cabin is set back in the woods with a pond/creek in front. The story and construction on this cabin make it very unique. When you consider the tools that were used to construct this cabin you will be amazed especially the floors. Must see...More

Thank Marie W
Reviewed July 23, 2017

This is a beautiful area rich in history. The spring water that runs by it is crystal clear with large trout that can be viewed by the bridge. The cabin is very interesting in its own light, and the people who guide the tour certainly...More

1  Thank Cindy C
Reviewed July 21, 2017

A fascinating journey into past. We loved seeing first-hand the incredible ingenuity and skill that Johnny Sack had in building this incredible home in the early 1930's. Highly recommended. The bridge across from his cabin has HUGEfish underneath. Bring cheese to feed the big trout!

1  Thank Joani L
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

This was mine and my sisters second visit but a first for my friend. We were taking photos and then a moose and her baby came out of the forest and ate in the river. Great experience and a beautiful location. Lots of wildlife as...More

1  Thank JAZEStopp
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October 12, 2017|
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Response from Renee T | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what the weather will be that time of year there could be snow. I would suggest stopping at Harriman State Park and or the forest service ranger office right on Route 20. Both of those places can let you know... More