Activities and Amenities
PINE VALLEY GUARD STATION, UT
part ofDixie National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewPine Valley Guard Station is located in scenic Pine Valley Recreation Area, about 45 minutes from St. George, Utah. Built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the station was used to house a recreation guard during the summer months to assist the visiting public.
The cabin is open year-round and is accessible by vehicle during good road conditions. Winter use of the cabin may require snowshoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing about 1.5 miles from the trailhead at the entrance to the Pine Valley Recreation Area.
Many modern amenities are offered, including electricity. Guests only need to bring a few of their own supplies to have a truly comfortable stay in this charming retreat within the Dixie National Forest.
The cabin is surrounded by ponderosa pine trees and offers scenic views of the Pine Valley Mountains. At an elevation of 6,800 feet, summer days are warm and nights are cool.
The cabin is centrally located within the Pine Valley Recreation Area, in close proximity to fishing at Pine Valley Reservoir. This small, quiet reservoir offers a scenic location to fish for rainbow trout.
The cabin retains most of the historical qualities of the original building, with the added feature of electricity. Six people can sleep comfortably on one futon and one set of double/twin bunk beds with mattresses. A wood burning stove is provided for heat, along with firewood. The kitchen is equipped with an electric range, refrigerator, lights, cookware, dishes and utensils. Indoor plumbing is available in the summer months, offering guests access to a shower and flush toilet.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Exit 6 in St. George, Utah, turn north onto Bluff Street, which turns into Utah Highway 18 North; continue to follow for 27 miles. Turn east onto Pine Valley Highway and travel 6.9 miles into Pine Valley. From the Pine Valley stop sign, turn east onto Main Street and follow 2 miles to the Pine Valley Recreation Area. The Guard Station is located a quarter mile past the reservoir parking lot on the north side of the road.
During winter months, there is a 1.5 mile cross-country ski, snowshoe or walk into the cabin from the winter trailhead at the entrance to the Pine Valley Recreation Area.
Mailing Address:PINE VALLEY GUARD STATION
North Pine Valley Road
Pine Valley UT 84781
Phone Number:Information: (435)652-3100