Located on the eastern edge of Idaho, Caribou County has several national protected areas. Named for the majestic Caribou Mountains, Caribou County is one of the most picturesque counties in Idaho. The county was officially formed from a portion of Bannock County on February 11, 1919. Caribou County encompasses a total area of 1,799 square miles, 1,764 square miles of which is land, and 34 square miles of which is water. The numerous bodies of water make for excellent boating and fishing opportunities. The total population of Caribou County is 6,837, including a veteran population of 478.
Encompassing 533,840 acres of land, the Cache National Forest is partly located in Caribou County. The rest of the Forest can be found in Utah. For some of the best hunting, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities in the state, be sure to visit the Cache National Forest. The forest is heavily wooded, and provides excellent views of the Caribou County landscape. Bird watchers will enjoy the many diverse species that make their home in Cache National Forest. Deer, rabbits, squirrels, and many more species can be found in the Cache National Forest.
The Caribou Mountains are a beautiful mountain range located in Caribou County. The mountain range is part of the Rocky Mountains. With many opportunities for hiking and horseback riding, the Caribou Mountains are perfect for any nature lover. Camping is a popular activity in the Caribou Mountains, because of the amazing views and many camping amenities. Rivers located within the mountains make for excellent fishing and boating opportunities.
The Caribou National Forest borders Yellowstone National Park and is partly located in Caribou County. With its many caves, fields, and rivers, the Caribou National Forest is a paradise for people that love exploring nature. For the opportunity to see rare and interesting wildlife, visit the Caribou National Forest. Elk, mule deer, bison, and pronghorn are just a few of the species you can find in the forest. Cutthroat trout, brook trout, and pike are just a few of the species of fish that can be found in the streams and lakes.
The Caribou County Fair and Rodeo is a three-day event that brings out most of the Caribou County community. Events include a carnival, sheep judging, kids tractor pull, and much more! There are also many delicious food vendors and free ice cream at the fair. Entertainment at the fair includes magicians, hypnotists, and clowns.
Veterans living in Idaho are offered many benefits, which includes property tax exemption eligibility, veterans homes, and financial assistance. The median housing cost of Caribou County is $116,300, and the median household income is $53,586.
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Post 9141 Caribou Post
PO Box 234
Soda Springs, ID 83276-0234
Meeting Location & Time
170 S. 1st East
Soda Springs, ID 83276
7:00 PM 3rd Tuesday
Quartermaster: Ralph Woolsey
Commander: Gary Petersen
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Caribou County
- Single Family Residence: $600
- Condominium: $650
- Residential Duplex: $700
- Residential Triplex: $750
- Residential Fourplex: $800
- Manufactured Home: $650
- Repair Inspection $150
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