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Information about the 20th Anniversary

Flat Ranch Preserve on August 2nd starting at 4 p.m.

Located along the headwaters of the legendary Henry’s Fork River, the Flat Ranch Preserve is a working cattle ranch owned and operated by The Nature Conservancy. Through progressive conservation efforts and full-time management, the Ranch has become a wildlife haven, learning and research center, and community gathering place. For our anniversary celebration of this special place we will offer a dinner of exquisite cuisine featuring local food and a live bluegrass-country band.

Dinner and music $40/pp
Music only $20/pp
Kids under 12 are free

Space is limited, call (208)578-4248 by July 18th for reservations.
For more details, call (208) 558-7629.

FAQs
What: Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Flat Ranch Preserve featuring a catered dinner and music by the Reeltime Boys.

When: August 2nd, 2014. Doors open at 4:00pm, dinner will start at approx. 6:00pm followed by music at 7:00pm.

Where: The event will be held at the Flat Ranch Preserve at 4770 Highway 20, Island Park, ID, approximately 5 miles north of Mack’s Inn on Highway 20. Dinner and music will be located at the Visitors’ Center.

Parking: Parking is free.

Guests: Children under 12 are free and welcome, please rsvp on their behalf. If any special accommodations are necessary please notify us in advance. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs at the Ranch.

Seating: Tables and chairs will be available for dinner ticket holders. For those coming only to enjoy the music, the concert will be in a field of grass and wildflowers. Low-back lawn chairs as well as blankets are welcome and strongly encouraged.

Alcohol: Beer and wine will be available for purchase with cash only, ID will be required. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available.

Clean up: A variety of wildlife call the Flat Ranch home. Please help us keep their environment clean and safe by picking up any trash you bring in. Recycling bins will be available for cans and plastic.

Weather: The event will be held rain or shine. Please be prepared for extremes such as heat, wind, or rain. Dress accordingly, the temperature drops considerably after sunset.

No smoking please


Nearby Camping and Accommodations

Below is a list of Forest Service campgrounds and approximate mileage to the preserve, along with the link to get more information and pricing. All are located on the Caribou-Targhee, National Forest. Contact information: Ashton Ranger District Office 208-652-7442, Island Park Ranger District office 208-558-7301.

Buttermilk Campground- Distance from Preserve: 13.6 miles
Big Springs Campground- Distance from Preserve: 8 miles
Buffalo Run Campground- Distance from Preserve: 11 miles
Upper Coffeepot Campground- Distance from Preserve: 14 miles
Flat Rock Campground- Distance from Preserve: 12 miles
Box Canyon- Distance from Preserve: 13 miles
Riverside Campground- Distance from Preserve: 25 miles

There are many undeveloped dispersed camping close to the preserve off Meadow Creek Road and Highway 20.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/ctnf/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=53653&actid=29

Harriman State Park is another option with yurts, bunkhouses, cabins for rent. Distance from Preserve: 20 miles

http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/harriman

Henrys Lake State Park

Developed Camping and 1 or 2 cabins

http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/henrys-lake

There are also two close-by private hotel/cabin/campgrounds/RV campgrounds:

Drift Lodge-located directly across the highway from the Flat Ranch Visitor Center
http://www.driftlodge.com/

Sawtelle Mountain Resort-3 miles south
http://www.sawtellemountainresort.com/

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