Diamond Creek Guard Station, ID

Diamond Creek Guard Station is located 30 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho. The current building was constructed in the early 1990’s as a snowmobile warming hut. The cabin is accessible by car in warmer months and by snowmobile in winter. The cabin provides a few conveniences...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Please call the district office at (208)847-0375 four days prior to confirm the security combination.
  • No water is available at the cabin.
  • Please leave the cabin clean for the next occupant.
  • This is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility.
  • Guests should be aware that there is a risk of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins; click here to learn more.
  • Click here to learn more about the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
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    Pets Allowed - no
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    Overview

    Overview

    Diamond Creek Guard Station is located 30 miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho. The current building was constructed in the early 1990’s as a snowmobile warming hut.

    The cabin is accessible by car in warmer months and by snowmobile in winter. The cabin provides a few conveniences; however, guests should be prepared to bring the supplies and equipment they need to make their stay more comfortable.

    Natural Features:

    The cabin sits in a meadow at an elevation of 6,900 feet surrounded by the peaks of Dry Ridge and the Webster sub-range in southeastern Idaho. Stands of aspen and lodgepole pine dot the landscape.

    Wildlife in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest includes black bears, wolves, elk, moose, mule deer, bison, grizzly bears , mountain lions and pronghorn.

    Recreation:

    The Bear Canyon OHV Trail is about two miles north of the guard station . Hikers and mountain bikers will also find trails nearby. The area surrounding the cabin is a playground for snowmobilers and skiers in the winter months.

    Anglers can fish in nearby Diamond Creek. The surrounding area also attracts big game and game bird hunters.

    Facilities:

    The guard station has a maximum capacity of 15 people. There are a total of four beds. Please bring your own sleeping pad and bedding. There are also two small lofts that provide an additional sleeping area. A wood stove heats the cabin. A vault toilet and picnic table is located outside.

    No water or electricity is available at the cabin. Guests will need to supply their own water for drinking, washing and cooking. Bedding, cookware, kitchen utensils and emergency supplies are not provided.

    Guests are required to bring garbage bags to pack out their trash. The cabin should be cleaned before leaving; guests should bring some cleaning supplies.

    Booking Window
    Sun Jul 13 2014 - Mon Jan 12 2015

    Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates
    Reservations: Taken from May 1st through November 30th each year.
    This facility is used as a warming hut from December 1st to April 30th each year.

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Thu May 01 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
    Peak Fri May 01 2015 Mon Nov 30 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Parking
    • Accessible Vault Toilets
    • Bunkbed(s)
    • Campfire Rings
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Firewood
    • Mountain Biking
    • RV Parking
    • Vault Toilets
    • Wood Stove
    Within 10 Miles
    • Accessible Trails
    • Biking
    • Birding
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Snowmobile Trails
    • Snowshoeing
    • Trailheads
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 01 2014 -
    Nov 30 2014
    CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
    Peak Season
    May 01 2015 -
    Nov 30 2015
    CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    42.70096, -111.1989
    42°42'3"N, 111°11'56"W

    From Soda Springs, take Highway 34 north approximately 12 miles to the China Hat turnoff (Blackfoot River Narrows). This road will follow Blackfoot River for another 11 miles to a junction; there is a Forest Service sign at this point. Take the right fork (Caribou National Forest Road 102) southeast for another 12 miles to the guard station. The road will turn into Diamond Creek Road. The guard station is about 1 mile south of the Johnson Guard Station. Maps are available upon request at the district office.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Diamond Creek Guard Station
    322 North 4th Street
    Montpelier  ID  83254

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (208)847-0375