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 Information Center and Discovery Gardens. 13435 Brians Way Old Station CA 96071 530-335-7517

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.