Podunk Guard Station

  

Podunk Guard Station

Podunk Guard Station was constructed in 1928 and has been used by generations of Forest Service employees. The two room guard station sits in a narrow mountain valley beneath a stand of mature spruce trees and above the meandering East Fork of the Sevier River.

Sleeping accommodations include two bunk beds in the bedroom and a two person futon in the living room. Visitors will need to bring their own bedding.  The kitchen is furnished with a propane and wood stove, table and chairs.  There are no pots, pans, dishes or utensils provided.  There is no potable water at this site, and visitors must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing. This site has a picnic table for outdoor dining and a fire ring. A vault toilet is located on the premises.

Spring water is available at the Tropic Reservoir Water Stop, approximately 8 miles north from the cabin and located next to Tropic Reservoir.

  • Availability: Podunk Guard Station is available for reservation year-round.
  • Price and Capacity: $30 per night per group, with up to 6 people. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the guard station.
  • Reservations: During the peak season, phone 1-877-444-6777, visit www.recreation.gov, or reserveamerica.com. Winter season reservations must be made through the Powell Ranger District Office.  

General Information

Directions:

From the town of Panguitch: turn onto State Highway 89; travel 7 miles until you arrive at State Highway 12. Drive 8 miles on Highway 12 to East Fork Road or FS 30087. The sign at this junction will say Tropic Reservoir - 8 miles. Travel south on this well maintained two-lane dirt road for 16 miles. Podunk Guard Station will be on the east side of the road.

From Bryce Canyon National Park: travel on Highway 12 for 5 miles until you arrive at East Fork Road or FS 30087. The sign at this junction will say Tropic Reservoir- 8 miles. Travel up this well maintained two-lane dirt road for 16 miles. Podunk Guard Station will be on the east side of the road.


General Notes:
  • Pet are allowed outside only

Amenities

  • Bunk bed
  • Futon
  • Table & chairs
  • Picnic table
  • Fire ring and grill
  • Propane stove
  • Propane lights
  • Wood stove
  • Vault toilet

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Cabin Rentals

Recreational opportunities in the area include hiking, mountain biking, ATVing, and fishing. The Paunsaugunt, Fremont, and Great Western OHV routes can be easily accessed from the guard station.

Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.487358

  Longitude : 
-112.297678

  Elevation : 
8,120 feet

 



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