Athol, Idaho: Idaho's Submarine Base

Small museum in an actual army jail (a "brig") tells the story of the Farragut Naval Training Station, German POW camp, and ongoing research with sub models in Lake Pend Oreille.

Museum at the Brig

Address:
Brig Rd, Athol, ID
Directions:
Museum at the Brig. In Farragut State Park. On the south side of Hwy 54; turn onto Brig Rd and the old brig will be on the left.
Hours:
Summer Su-Th 10 am -4 pm; F-Sa 10 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
208-683-2425
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Idaho's Submarine Base

A secure inland naval training center -- Farragut State Park is five miles east of Athol, Kootenai County in northern Idaho.

During World War II, the Farragut Naval Training Station was a major training base of the U.S. Navy, even a POW camp that housed Germans. Now the Acoustic Research Center tests Navy submarines and surface ships by running scale models in the exceptionally deep waters of Lake Pend Oreille. Farragut Park has a small museum at their brig.

The town of Bayview is located right next to Farragut State Park, about thirty miles north of Coeur d'Alene off Hwy 95.

[LB, 08/13/2010]

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