Area Status: Closed

CLOSED INDEFINITELY. This historic Forest Service Guard Station is located in an open dry meadow surrounded by conifer forest in the northeast portion of the McCloud Ranger District of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The guard station and garage were built in 1929 or 1930 and retains its original Craftsmen style character which was a popular style during that time period. Both buildings retain many of the original features including shiplap siding, tongue and groove interior walls and wood sash windows. The station was actively used by fire personnel until the late 1990's as both an office and remote fire station. The Shasta-McCloud Management Unit invites you to come and enjoy a quiet and peaceful vacation in the forest, check out the cabin, and stay in the primitive camprground adjacent to it.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: CLOSED INDEFINITELY You may camp at the CG
Rentals & Guides: CLOSED INDEFINITELY. The guard station has a one bedroom floor plan with a front hall/ sitting area, a kitchen, an attached cscreened porch, and a small bathroom. The bedroom has a double bed and two small dressers. There is also a kitchen table, wooden chairs, and cabinets for storage. There is no water or electricity. The front hallway and sitting area has a couch. There is a bathroom with an operating toilet, though no potable water is available for washing hands or cooking. No linens or bedding is provided. You will need to supply your own water, dishes, utensils, cookware and heat. Please bring garbage bags, facility is Pack it in, Pack it out. The garage is not available but there is outside parking and two picnic tables
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site, Toilets
Restrictions: Fire Restrictions: Special fire restrictions limit the use of campfires, charcoal fires, smoking, and operation of most internal combustion engines. The use of portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel is allowed with a valid California campfire permit.  Renter can obtain a free California campfire permit at any Forest Service, CalFire or Bureau of Land Management office. Smoking is prohibited within the lookout, smoke only in vehicles, or an area cleared of all flammable material. Fireworks are prohibited on all National Forest lands.
Closest Towns: McCloud, Mt. Shasta
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: US Forest Service


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