McCain Guard Station


McCain Guard Station

The McCain Guard Station is a rustic cabin that is popular year-round, with hikers and horseback riders primarily using it during the summer months and snowmobile enthusiasts using it throughout the winter. Several trails are nearby, and the open meadows offer gentle sledding for younger riders.

This guard station is located 23 miles from Alpine up the Little Greys River Road.  The station's visitor capacity is limited to 8 people, with room for more people to camp outside of the cabin.  There is no water or electricity available at the guard station.  There is a propane heater, a propane cook top, and propane lights. Toilet facilities are located outdoors separate from the guard station.

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At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Fees $30/group size of 8; $40 winter rate
Open Season: Year-round opportunities; see for details
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Alpine
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Drive 7 miles up Greys River Rd (FS 10138) to junction with Little Greys; take FS 10124 east 12 miles to another junction, bear left or north for another 3 miles. Cabin is left off the road out in the meadow.

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Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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