Birch Creek Charcoal Kilns

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Warren King from Butte, Montana built beehive-shaped kilns in 1886. The 20-feet-by-20 feet kilns assisted in the production of lead and silver by producing the charcoal that would fuel the smelter in Nicholia. Short-lived but a valuable piece of history, only four of the original set remain today. The kilns are within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Take I-15 to Route 22 going west. Go about 30 miles and then take Route 28 north. After 35 miles turn left onto Forest Road 188 and continue onto Forest Road 533. The interpretive site for the kilns will be on your right-hand side.