Stub Creek Recreation Cabin/Visitor Office

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

A photo of the ranger’s log cabin house, with a fireplace and a front porch.

The Stub Creek Ranger Station was originally used as housing for the district ranger’s family and crew quarters for summer employees.  Some of the buildings on site were constructed as early as 1905. The ranger’s log cabin house - now available for rental during the summer and fall months - was completed by the CCC around 1936, and is considered significant as a representative of the first use of hewn face logs, later to become a standard design in the U.S. Forest Service. The cabin has a fireplace, heat and lights indoor plumbing, modern kitchen appliances, and two bedrooms. Maximum occupancy is no more than five people. There is also an information office on-site staffed by volunteers.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Visitor Center is open June 2 to September 30. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees $125/night. Reservations are required. Make your reservations at or by calling 1-877-444-6777 as early as 180 days in advance and at least 4 days prior to arrival. There is an additional $9 fee for this service via the website and a $10 fee for reservations made via the call center. The Interagency Access Pass and the Interagency Senior Pass provide you with a 50% discount on certain fees. It does not apply to fees for cabins, lookouts, group facilities, or to amenities such as electricity, water, sewer or other fees charged for prime sites. You cannot use the America the Beautiful Annual Pass or any other pass for a discount.
Open Season: June 1 - September 30
Restrictions: Two-night minimum stay, 14-night maximum stay. Camping outside the cabin is not allowed.
Water: Indoor Plumbing
Restroom: Indoor Plumbing

General Information

Directions: From Fort Collins, take highway 287 north approximately 10 miles. Turn left (west) onto Highway 14 (Poudre Canyon) and travel 60 miles. Turn north (right) onto County Road 103 (Laramie River Road). Follow this gravel road 16 miles and turn left at the tee-intersection onto County Road 190. Travel two miles to the gate at Stub Creek.

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