Pine Valley Guard Station


Pine Valley Guard Station

Located approximately 3 miles east of Pine Valley, Utah, near the Pine Valley Reservoir, this one bedroom cabin sleeps 5-6 people comfortably.  The cabin is a renovated Forest Service Guard Station that housed summer employees between 1936 and 1989.

The cabin is centrally located within the Pine Valley Recreation Area and has close proximity to fishing at the reservoir and numerous non-motorized trails providing access into the Pine Valley Wilderness.

During winter months, there is a 1.5 mile cross country ski, snowshoe or walk into the cabin from the winter trailhead at the entrance to the Pine Valley Recreation Area. Winter cabin use provides a quiet retreat with ample opportunity for non motorized snow activities.

Bring your own bedding, water (winter use) and a flashlight.  Guests are responsible for cleaning and removal of trash. Cleaning supplies are provided at the cabin.

  • Availability: Pine Valley Guard Station is available for reservation year-round.
  • Price and Capacity: Summer season: $75 per night per group; Winter season: $35 per night per group, with a maximum of 8 people. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the guard station.
  • Reservations: Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Pine Valley, UT
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine Valley Ranger District (435) 652-3100

General Information


From St. George, Utah: travel north on State Route 18 to Central, UT and turn east on forest route number 035.  Continue east for 7 miles to Pine Valley.  Turn east in town and drive 3 miles toward the Pine Valley Recreation Area.  Continue on the north road for 1.5 miles.  The cabin is located on a terrace above the road to the north 1/4 mile beyond the Pine Valley Reservoir parking lot.

General Notes:
  • No dogs allowed inside the Guard Station
  • No ATV's/OHV's
  • Please do not use tents, motorhomes, or RVs
  • No saddle, pack or draft animals are allowed


  • Bunk beds (double bed/twin bed on top)
  • Futon couch
  • Lights
  • Electric cook range
  • Pots, pans, and dishes
  • Electric refrigerator
  • Hot water heater (summer only)
  • Indoor shower
  • Flush toilet (summer only)
  • Small wood stove
  • Outhouse for both winter and summer  

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6,740 feet