Indian Creek Guard Station

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Indian Creek Guard Station is located next to Ferron Reservoir, just below the Wasatch Plateau. The cabin was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and was used by generations of forest rangers serving in the back country.  The guard station is situated facing Ferron Reservoir and the front porch offers partial lake views through the trees.  Stands of Engelmann spruce, fir and aspen cover the area.  Skyline Drive runs along the top of the Wasatch Plateau and wildlife and seasonal wildflowers are plentiful, with autumn leaves putting on quite a show.  Due to the guard station's high elevation of 9,500 feet, guests should be prepared for all types of weather including snow or hail, especially after September.

The guard station complex can accommodate a maximum of 10 people, with six inside and four camped in tents outside of the facility.  RVs are not allowed.  The guard station contains single bunks with mattresses for four people.  Guests must bring their own linens, bedding and pillows.  The kitchen is equipped with a table and chairs, a sink, a stove, propane lighting, and propane appliances, including a refrigerator, stove and oven and hot water heater.  Limited utensils and cookware are available, but guests are encouraged to bring their own supplies and matches.  Drinking water and an indoor flush toilet and shower are available from July through mid-September.  A vault toilet is available located 50 feet from the cabin during the winter months.

Forest Service volunteers are stationed on-site during the summer months.  They usually stay in a trailer on the guard station compound near the cabin.  Guests enjoy year-round recreational activities, including fishing, hiking, off-roading, snowmobiling and skiing.  Ferron Reservoir is adjacent to the Guard Station, providing canoeing, boating (small craft only) and fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout.  Skyline Drive passes above the campground on top of the plateau.  The expansive Arapeen ATV Trail System can be accessed nearby and offers more than 350 miles of designated, maintained trails suitable for all riding skill levels.  In the winter, the surrounding area becomes a playground for snowmobile enthusiasts. Cross-country skiing, back country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular activities.  Other nearby attractions include Ferron Reservoir Campground, Rush Pond, and Willow Lake.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Weather and snow melt will affect open and closing.
Reservations: Reserveable
Fees $50/night
Open Season: May 2018
Closest Towns: Ferron, Utah
Water: Water Available in Summer
Restroom: Flush Toilet; Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Indian Creek Guard Station is located approximately 27 miles up Ferron Canyon.  From the intersection of State Route 10 (State Street) and Canyon Road in Ferron, Utah, head west on Canyon Road.  Canyon Road becomes Ferron Canyon Road and then Forest Road 0022.  In approximately 26.5 miles, turn north onto Forest Road 0025.  In ~ 0.1 miles, turn northeast into the Indian Creek Guard Station loop, Forest Road 2063.


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Cabin Rentals

Near Ferron Reservoir on the Wasatch Plateau.
Reservation InfoThis site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Size RestrictionsSleeps 4.
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