Old Station Visitor Information Center

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Old Station Visitor Information Center is the hub of the Hat Creek recreation area. Here you can view interpretive displays including a living trout exhibit (seasonal) and delightful gardens. It is a pleasant stop to get answers to your forest questions. Maps, wood cutting permits, Christmas tree permits (Nov- Dec) nature books and interpretive items are available for sale.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Old Station Visitor's Center is open Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 to 4:00 pm through December 15, 2018. 
Operational Hours: Saturday-Sunday 8:30 to 4:00 through December 15, 2018.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Permit Info: Wood-cutting and campfire permits are available at the visitor center.
Open Season: April - December
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: spring/summer/fall
Closest Towns: 1 mile from Old Station and 28 miles to the town of Burney.
Water: yes
Restroom: vault
Passes: Golden Age/Acces cards may be obtained at the Visitors Center.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Old Station Visitor's Information Center is currently open. Stop by and see what this place has to offer! Come take a look at our book, map, and guide selection. You can also take a walk through our garden or have a nice break on the deck!  Open Thursday-Monday 8:30-4:00.

General Information


handicap accessible


plenty of parking for cars and RVs

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Outdoor Learning

Show detail SHOW


Picnic tables
Drinking water Available April - October
Interpretive Site
Areas & Activities



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4388 ft.