Blacksmith Fork Guard Station is located in the Cache National Forest, approximately 11 miles east of Hyrum, in northern Utah. The Guard Station was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934 as part of the New Deal Program. Early Forest Service stations were typically spaced a "days ride by horseback" from each other. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests has decided to rent the cabin to the public so visitors can enjoy a rustic experience similar to that of early Forest Rangers and their families.
The Guard Station complex can sleep 5 people inside the cabin and no more than 4 tents outside. There is also room for a small travel trailer in the driveway. No vehicles are permitted on the grass.
Seasonal road is closed December 1st through April 15th. Motorized access to the Blacksmith Fork Guard Station is limited to over-snow vehicles during this time. The access gate at the winter trailhead is 45 inches in width.
Seasonal road is closed December 1-April 15. Access is limited to over-snow vehicles during this time.
2 day minimum stay is required for this facility. 3 day minimum stay is required for holiday weekends.
Check in 2:00 PM, check out 11:00 AM.
Please bring your own cleaning supplies! Sanitizing is the responsibility of those staying in the cabin.
There is no drinking water available at the cabin. The nearest water source is located in the city of Hyrum.
The area is common for rattlesnakes.
Firewood may not be available.
The small green and white cabin sits on the bank of the Left Hand Fork of the Blacksmith Fork River at an elevation of 5,400 feet. It is surrounded by box elder and oak trees with the steep canyon wall behind the cabin covered in Douglas fir trees.
Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area is approximately 5-miles southeast along the main fork of the Blacksmith Fork River and State Route 101.
A variety of hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle trails crisscross the surrounding area. The cabin is less than one mile from the Richards Hollow Trailhead and Friendship Campground.
1500 E Highway 89 Logan UT 84321
For campground inquiries, please call: 435-755-3620
From Logan, Utah, drive south on US 89 for approximately 1 mile then merge left onto State Route 165. Travel south for about 5.8 miles then turn left onto State Route 101 and follow it east up Blacksmith Fork Canyon for approximately 9 miles. Turn left into Left Hand Fork Canyon and travel approximately 3 miles on the improved gravel road to the Guard Station.