Splinters Cabin Day Use Area

Area Status: Closed

Located adjacent to Deep Creek in the Lake Arrowhead area.

Splinters Cabin is an excellent starting point to visit Deep Creek in the Lake Arrowhead area.  The world renown Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a short walk from the parking lot, and the PCT traveling north from Splinter's follows Deep Creek for 14 miles.

Deep Creek is a popular native trout fishery and swimming is another favorite visitor activity in the area.

Splinters Cabin was built in 1922 by Le Roy Raymond.  Le Roy and his brother had visited the area in 1918 and applied for permits to build the cabin, completing it in 1922.  Ley Roy dedicated the cabin "Splinters", since his wife always stated everything he built seemed to be full of splinters.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Forest Road 3N34C access road was damaged in the Feb. 2019 storms. Visitors will have to park along Forest Road 3N34 and walk into the site. Please do not block access to the gate or to adjacent road.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
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Note: Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Restroom: Available
Information Center:
Mountain Top Ranger District | Big Bear Discovery Center
40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38
P.O. Box 69
Fawnskin, CA 92333
1-909-382-2790 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

General Information


From Lake Arrowhead:  Travel North on State Highway 173 and turn right (East) on Hook Creek Road.   At the end of Hook Creek Road, follow Forest Road 2N26Y to Forest Service Road 3N34C, and turn right, follow this road to the picnic area.

Note: the Forest Service road is a single lane and a portion of the road is dirt, exercise caution in blind corners.

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