Paddy Flat Guard Station Rental Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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The Paddy Flat Guard Station is situated in a remote, scenic meadow at 5,300'. Local recreation opportunities include: hiking, biking, horseback riding, and OHV routes. The surrounding terrain features an abundance of trail access for the adventurous visitor. Three trails depart form the Kenally Creek Campground alone, just a few miles to the east.

  • The occupancy within the guard station cabin itself is 4 persons for sleeping quarters. However with two additional RV's as well as two additional tents on site---the occupancy for the entire site is 15 persons. 
  • Kitchen utensils such as a coffee pot, frying pans, and silverware are not provided, so please bring your own.
  • Firewood gathering is available in the forest areas surrounding the Paddy Flat Guard Station, although none is provided on site.
  • The Guard Station is a "Pack-It-In, Pack-It-Out" facility. All garbage/trash must leave with you. Please clean up after use.
  • Pets are allowed however please be sure to clean up after and maintain control of your animal.
  • Administrative buildings on site are not available for use.
  • Do not bring firewood that is not local to the area. Don't Move Firewood! Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our National Forests by obtaining firewood in proximity to your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit
  • Call the McCall Ranger District at: (208) 634-0400 to obtain the lock combination 24-48 hours in advance of arrival date. 

Up to four head of pack and saddle stock are permitted at this site. Parking is adequate for one four-horse stock trailer. Stock must remain contained within the provided corral. No pickets or high lines are permitted. All stock feed must be certifed weed free and transported by tenants. 


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At a Glance

Current Conditions: See availability and reserve up to six months in advance at:
Reservations: See availability and reserve up to six months in advance at:
Fees $75/night
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: 45 minutes from McCall, ID
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Information Center: Typically open July - September. Call the McCall Ranger District: 208-634-0400 for current information.

General Information


From McCall: Drive approximately nine miles south on State Highway 55. Make a left turn (east) on Paddy Flat Road. This is Forest Road #388. Continue for approximately five miles to Paddy Flat Summit. At the summit make a slight right onto Forest Road #389. Continue for approximately three miles to the Guard Station.

From Cascade: Watch for Paddy Flat Road approximately three miles north of Donnelly.

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