Post Creek Guard Station

Hayfork, CA
National Campground
  • Cabins


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 guard station is eligible for inclusion to the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can drive to Post Creek Guard Station, though much of the trip is on gravel forest roads, depending upon which way you go. This charming cabin offers beautiful views of the nearby mountains and forest. Some amenities are provided, 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. Please call the Hayfork Ranger Station at (530) 628-5227 to confirm lock combination 2 days prior to arrival.

Guests should bring their own water for drinking, cooking and washing; there is no water inside or outside the cabin Post Creek Guard Station is very remote with no cell phone service. Visitors should be familiar with directions and carry a Shasta Trinity National Forest map with them. Do not rely on GPS devices as they are not accurate. Please call the ranger station for more information All smoking must be done outside of the building; during extreme fire conditions, smoking must be done within enclosed vehicles. Please keep cabin clean Guests should fuel up and purchase any needed food, water, and other supplies (including wood) on the way to the cabin as accessibility to stores and fuel is severely limited nearby the cabin. If coming from the east, supplies can be purchased in Red Bluff or the Redding area; if coming from the west, supplies can be purchased at Fortuna. A California campfire permit can be obtained at any Forest Service or California Department of Forestry Office or online at California Campfire Permit Guests should be aware that there is a risk of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins.

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  • BBQ
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Food Locker
  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom

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Post Creek Guard Station


P.O. Box 159, Hayfork, California, 96041