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INDIAN CREEK GUARD STATION, UT
part ofManti-La Sal National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Fri Jun 26 2015 Season Dates
OverviewIndian Creek Guard Station is located next to Ferron Reservoir, just below the Wasatch Plateau on the Manti-La Sal National Forest in central Utah. 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.
Guests enjoy year-round recreational activities, including fishing, hiking, off-roading, snowmobiling and skiing.
The guard station is situated facing Ferron Reservoir and the front porch offers partial lake views through the trees. Stands of Englemann spruce, fir and aspens cover the area.
Ferron Reservoir is adjacent, 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 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.
Ferron Campground is located less than a half-mile away from the guard station. Rush Pond and Willow Lake are a short drive east, both with additional fishing and scenic views.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Ferron, head west on West Canyon Road. Heading out of town, you will pass the golf course and Millsite Park. The pavement ends near the forest boundary. Stay on this road till you get to Ferron Reservoir, about 27 miles. Go to the left around the reservoir and you will see a sign for the guard station.
From Mayfield, head east through Twelve Mile Canyon, on Forest Development Road 022. Near the top of the plateau, you'll see Twelve Mile Flat Campground on the right. Across from the campground, make a left and continue on Forest Development Road 022, over the plateau and down the other side, about 3 miles. You'll see the guard station on the left before you pass the reservoir.
Mailing Address:INDIAN CREEK GUARD STATION
115 West Canyon Road, P.O. Box 310
Ferron UT 84523
Phone Number:Information: (435)384-2372
Ferron District Office: 435-384-2372 or Sanpete District Office: 435-283-4151