Ledgefork Guard Station is located just above Smith and Morehouse Reservoir on the western edge of the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and exploring the Smith and Morehouse Trail. This is a unique recreational experience of staying in a historic Forest Service cabin while providing funds for the ongoing maintenance and renovation of these historic buildings.
The maximum capacity of the complex is 8 people. There is one bedroom with queen beds. The bathroom is located on the main floor. The gathering area is located on the main floor, equipped with sofas and chairs Bring your linens, dishes, silverware, cups, and glasses, pots and pans are provided- fully equipped kitchen. There is electricity to appliances provided by a generator, running water, flush toilets, shower, electric lights/appliances, and propane heat. Utilities are included.
The basement is not accessible to the public. No pets are allowed.
The Guard Station is a historic structure. As such, the maximum person and vehicle limits are strictly enforced. The guard station cannot be reserved for large groups.
Guests are to check in and out with the Camp Host at the nearby Smith and Morhouse Campground for access to the site. Rules of use will be reviewed and the lock combination will be provided during check in.
Guests may bring their own firewood or purchase at Smith and Morehouse Campground. Firewood collecting at the Guard Station complex is not allowed.
Bring your own linens, plates, cups, and flatware.
No pets or animals allowed at or in the cabin to help ensure this historic structure is preserved.
For more information, please call Kamas Ranger District at 435-783-4338 or call Utah Recreation Company at 385-273-1100
To reserve a campsite call Recreation.gov reservation line 1-877-444-6777
Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org .
Please note: Utah Recreation Company is not responsible for accident or injury to any person or property resulting from the use of this facility and is not responsible for the loss of money or valuables of any kind. The user of this permit assumes full and complete responsibility for the conduct and actions of all members in his or her party.
The cabin is surrounded by a scenic conifer and aspen forest. A variety of wildlife makes its home around the reservoir, including moose and deer.
Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, Length 65 miles/104 km, Time to allow: 2 hours. Heading east from Kamas through the national forest, Mirror Lake Highway is one of the most popular mountain routes in the state. The road winds through farm and ranch lands and rises to heavily forested mountain terrain accented by the meadows and rugged peaks. There are numerous access points into the High Uinta Wilderness along this byway.
The Smith and Morehouse reservoir is open to motorized boats, though a wake-less speed is enforced, making it an excellent place for canoeing and kayaking. A boat ramp is located on the northwest shore. Anglers enjoy fishing for stocked rainbow trout and other native fish species.
The 12-mile round-trip Smith and Morehouse Trail is popular with hikers and backpackers. The trail begins in the campground and leads through forests, meadows and a marsh before spurring off to Erickson Basin and Island Lake.
564 W 700 S Ste.305, Box #5 Pleasant Grove UT 84062
UINTA WASATCH CACHE NATIONAL FOREST FR051 KAMAS UT 84036
For campground inquiries, please call: 385-273-1100
From Salt Lake City:
From I 15, take I 80E past Park City to either Hwy 189 or Wanship. On 189, travel SE to Kearns Blvd/SR 248. Continue east on SR 248 to Browns Canyon Rd. Travel E/NE on Browns Canyon until it connects with SR 32 just north of Peoa. Turn south onto SR32 and travel until it becomes North Bench and then Weber Canyon Rd. From Wanship, take SR 32 past Rockport State Park to Peoa. At Peoa, SR32 becomes North Bench Rd and then Weber Canyon Rd. Stay on Weber Canyon Rd to FR 33. Turn right (south) onto FR 33 and travel past Smith Morehouse Reservoir to Ledgefork. (FR33 distance ~16 miles)
From Utah County (Provo):
Follow US 189 (University Ave.) through Provo Canyon to Heber City. At the junction in Heber, turn left and stay on 189 going north until you reach SR32. Turn right (east) on SR32 and travel past Jordanelle State Park to Francis. At Francis, turn left (north) onto Main St. Stay on Main st. until it becomes New Lane Rd in Oakley. Stay on New Lane Rd to Weber Canyon Rs. Turn right (east) onto Weber Canyon Rd. Stay on Weber Canyon Rd to FR 33. Turn right (south) onto FR 33 and travel past Smith Morehouse Reservoir to Ledgefork. (FR33 distance ~16 miles)