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Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


This historic guard station offers a unique stay in the oldest Forest Service building on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This charming two-story structure was built in 1916 under the direction of John T. Grey, District Ranger of the Mad River Ranger District on the old Trinity National Forest.

Visitors can relax on the front porch and enjoy the tranquil surroundings year-round.

Natural Features:

Forest Glen Guard Station is located in the Hayfork Area, an area rich in natural beauty. One of its three major watersheds is the South Fork of the Trinity River, which is adjacent to the guard station and considered to be one of wildest and most scenic waterways in northern California. The surrounding area is forested with ponderosa pine.


Nearby Scotts Flat Campground features the trailhead for the South Fork National Recreational Trail. This 7.2-mile trail parallels the South Fork of the Trinity River and offers numerous scenic views.

Visitors can find a few excellent swimming holes on the South Fork of Trinity River.


The cabin has electricity. The lower level has a large kitchen area equipped with a cook stove and refrigerator, in addition to an oak table and chairs. There is an indoor bathroom with flush toilet. There are two twin beds and a double futon, but sleeping bags can be placed on the floor to accommodate a total of eight people in the cabin. A fire pit and picnic table are provided outside.

Visitors should plan to bring drinking water, eating utensils and bedding. The cabin is not heated.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Beach Access
  • Bed(s)
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Electric Hookups
  • Flush Toilets
  • Futon(s)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Swimming
  • Table & Chairs
  • Tubing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Please call the District Office at (530) 628-5227 to confirm lock combination 4 days prior to arrival
  • No water is available in the cabin
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the cabin; smoking must be done within enclosed vehicles during extreme fire conditions
  • Please keep cabin clean
  • Guests should be aware that there is a risk of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins; click here to learn more
  • Click here for more information about Shasta-Trinity National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.36694, -123.31694
40°22'1"N, 123°19'1"W

From Hayfork, California, take California State Highway 3 to the intersection of California State Highway 36. Turn west (right) on Highway 36 and to Forest Glen. Pass Forest Glen Campground, cross the Southfork Trinity River Bridge and turn South (left) after crossing the bridge on Forest Road 1S26. The Forest Glen Guard Station is the first cabin on the right.

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Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)628-5227
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