Rock Creek Guard Station

Ashley National Forest

Welcome to one of the gateways into the High Uintas Wilderness with multiple recreation opportunities. The Rock Creek cabin is located below the Upper Stillwater reservior in the Rock Creek Drainage on the southern slope of the beautiful Uinta Mountains. Visitors enjoy fishing, sightseeing and exploring the popular Stillwater trail.

The Guard Station cabin can sleep up to 8 overnight guest. The cabin contains 2 bunkbeds, one queen size bed and a sleeper couch, though no linens, bedding or pillows are provided. Level parking is provided for a maximum of three vehicles. The cabin has a flush toilet, running water, bathtub/shower, wood stove, electric heat and electric lights with modern appliances, including stove top and oven, full size refridgerator and a microwave. No tent or RV camping is allowed.

Guest are expected to clean cabin before leaving.

There is a phone on the front of the cabin that one can make free local calls on.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The cabin is situated below the Upper Stillwater Dam at an elevation of 7,945 feet. The Stillwater Dam is a rolled concrete gravity dam and was designed with a steep stepped spillway. It is an attraction for engineers. 

A forest of Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine and Aspen trees provides shade. Summer wildflowers and fall colors are abundant.

Nearby Attractions

Upper Stillwater Trailhead and Upper Stillwater Campground. Rock Creek Ranch, which is under a Special Use Permit with the Ashley National Forest is across the road from the cabin. They offer snacks, soda, beer and fishing supplies. They have spots for tents and RV's as well as assorted sizes of rustic cabins for rent.


The Upper Stillwater Trailhead is 0.6 miles up the road and provides access to the High Uintas Wilderness, where hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and backcountry fishing are very popular activities in this scenic region.

Upper Stillwater Reservior is 0.8 miles up the road and is 1.3 miles long and has rainbow, brown and brook trout. The reservior is accessible only to watercraft that can be carried in, as the boat ramp is closed to vehicle traffic.

Rock Creek offers rainbow and brook trout fishing.

Contact Information


Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 435-738-2482

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From Hwy 40 in Duchesne head north on Hwy 87 for 15.7 miles to the Mountain Home turnoff. Turn north on Hwy 134 and continue 2.8 miles toward Mountain Home. Turn left at the Rock Creek store, which is still Hwy 134, and proceed about 22.4 miles to the cabin which is on the left side of the road.

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