Area Status: Open
Located adjacent to Deep Creek in the Lake Arrowhead area.
Splinters Cabin is an excellant starting point to visit Deep Creek in the Lake Arrowhead area. The world reknown Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a short walk from the parking lot, and the PCT traveling north from Spinter's follows Deep Creek for 14 miles.
Deep Creek is a popular native trout fishery and swimming is another favorite visitor activity in the area.
Splinters Cabin was built in 1922 by Le Roy Raymond. Le Roy and his brother had visited the area in 1918 and applied for permits to build the cabin, completing it in 1922. Ley Roy dedicated the cabin "Splinters", since his wife always stated everything he built seemed to be full of splinters.
Forest Road 3N34C access road was damaged in the December 2010 storms. Visitors will have to park along Forest Road 3N34 and walk into the site. Please do not block access to the gate or to adjacent road.
Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the Pacific Crest Trail
At a Glance
||As of 6/30/2016, charcoal is no longer allowed for use during the summer in this picnic area.
Please see current fire restrictions for an explanation.
Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted. For more information, please visit our recreation pass page.
From Lake Arrowhead: Travel North on State Highway 173 and turn right (East) on Hook Creek Road. At the end of Hook Creek Road, follow Forest Road 2N26Y to Forest Service Road 3N34C, and turn right, follow this road to the picnic area.
Note: the Forest Service road is a single lane and a portion of the road is dirt, exercise caution in blind corners.