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Status: Open through Tue Nov 24 2015   Season Dates


Post Creek Guard Station was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps for use as a wildfire lookout. It is now available for recreational use. This historic station is eligible for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places.

Guests can drive to Post Creek Guard Station, although the last 10 miles of the trip are on gravel roads. This charming cabin offers some amenities, but guests will have to bring supplies and gear. Post Creek Guard Station offers the chance to relish the peace and quiet in a beautiful, secluded location.

Natural Features:

The guard station is located in the Hayfork Area of Shasta-Trinity National Park on a ridgeline above Beegum Gorge. Beegum Creek, which is just to the north of the cabin, is a major waterway in this area. The Yolla Bolla Mountains and Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness are to the south.


Post Creek Guard Station is an ideal location to relax and enjoy the view. Guests who want to do something a bit more active can find hiking and other recreational activities nearby. On hot days guests can take a dip in the swimming hole at Post Creek, located a quarter mile from the guard station.


This 19x30 cabin accommodates up to eight people and has two rooms. The kitchen is equipped with a table and chairs. Furnishings include two beds with mattresses and a couch. There is an indoor flush toilet. Cold running water is available inside the cabin, but it is unsafe for drinking. A fire pit and picnic table are located outside.

The cabin does not have electricity, heat, a stove or refrigerator. Guests should bring their own potable water for drinking, cooking and washing. Visitors should plan on bringing bedding, cookware, dishes, utensils and trash bags to pack out garbage. The use of portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel is allowed with a valid California campfire permit.

Nearby Attractions:

Guests may wish to explore the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness or paddle in the whitewater at Beegum Creek.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Birding
  • Creek Access
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Mattress(es)
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Swimming
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Guests should bring their own water; water inside cabin is unsafe for drinking
  • All smoking must be done outside of the building; during extreme fire conditions, smoking must be done within enclosed vehicles
  • A California campfire permit can be obtained at any Forest Service or California Department of Forestry Office
  • 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):
40.23333, -122.91694
40°14'0"N, 122°55'1"W

Turn left off California State Highway 36 onto Forest Road 45 (29N45). Continue to the intersection with Forest Road 28N36. Turn right on 28N36 and follow until you see the green gate on the right. Turn right at the green gate which states "Road Closed." Open gate, and drive through to the cabin.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


PLATINA  CA  96076

Phone Number:

Project Office: (530)628-5227
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