The closest airport is in Boise (BOI). The Friday sprint will be 20-30 minutes from the airport depending on traffic, while Idaho City is about 60 minutes north and east up US-21.
- $129.00 + tax
- Call 1-208-375-1200 to make reservation. Tell them you are with Orienteering USA.
- Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and may sell out in advance. You must book by May 27, 2015
- $99.00 + tax
- Call 1-208-385-900 to make a reservation. Tell them you are with Orienteering USA.
- Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and may sell out in advance. You must book by June 8, 2015
- One bedroom suite: $85.00 + tax, Doubles: $80.00
- Call 1-208-322-4300 to make reservation. Tell them you are with Orienteering USA.
- Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and may sell out in advance. You must book by May 26, 2015
On Saturday night, CTOC has reserved Camp Ivydale in Idaho City.
You will pass the Grayback Gulch USFS campground as you start to enter into Idaho City going north on highway 21, and the turn for Camp Ivydale is approximately 1 mile later on Shaw Gulch Rd. Follow the signs to the camp which is less than 1 mile up a moderate grade. We don’t have the camp until 11am on Saturday, and expect to have designated spots at 12pm. If you have a pet, it is required to be leashed or in a crate at all times in the camp.
There are multiple lodging options there, including bunkhouses ($15), RV camping ($15), or tent ($10 per site, tents not provided). Bunkhouses hold 15-24 beds each and include mattresses, but you need to supply your own bedding. Group showers are available at the camp, but you need to supply your own towel. If you want this option, simply specify which lodging type when registering. The group dinner on Saturday night will be here in the dining hall. Please note that alcohol is not allowed at this camp and we are all responsible for leaving it clean.
There are multiple USFS campgrounds with water and vault toilets near Idaho City:
- Grayback Gulch (closest to the meet site and fills up quickly on summer weekends. Can be reserved through recreation.gov.)
- Bad Bear
- Hayfork (includes a group camp)
Keep in mind with the local rodeo going on the same weekend, all camping and restaurants in Idaho City are expected to be tight.
You might also take advantage of the reopened hot springs in town, now called The Springs, where reservations can be made in advance to assure room for a soak.
Keep in mind there is no cell coverage in Idaho City, except for a small booster station right at the visitor’s center in town. You should not expect any coverage in the camp or on the map itself while orienteering.