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.

Consistent with federal and state health and safety guidance, the Stub Creek Cabin is closed for the 2020 season. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

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 Civilian Conservation Corps (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.

Reservations are required. Make your reservations at 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the 2021 season
Operational Hours: Visitor Center is open June 1 to September 30. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed for the 2020 season)
Reservations: 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.
Fees $125/night + reservation administrative fees.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Two-night minimum stay, 14-night maximum stay. Camping outside the cabin is not allowed.
Closest Towns: Fort Collins, CO
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Canyon Lakes Ranger DistrictContact Us

General Information


From Fort Collins, CO 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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The current log cabin was completed by the CCC around 1936.  The facilities include a fireplace, heat and lights (power outages may occur - please be prepared), indoor plumbing, stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and toaster, kitchen table and chairs, two single beds in each of the bedrooms, and a futon couch in living room. Maximum occupancy is no more than five people.

CorralsNo more than 5 people. Camping outside the cabin is not allowed.
Size RestrictionsNo more than 5 people. Camping outside the cabin is not allowed.

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