JOHNSON CREEK GUARD STATION, ID

Johnson Creek Guard Station was built in 1922 and offers a charming mountain respite with modern conveniences. The cabin offers nearly everything needed for a pleasant and comfortable stay. Peak season for the cabin is typically early June through late September. It can be accessed...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Guests must bring the combination to the lock and directions to the cabin
  • Cabin is pack-it-in/pack-it-out
  • The campfire ring can be used, but no large bonfires please
  • Tents, RVs and motor homes are not allowed at this site
  • The cabin is accessible by most vehicles but trailers are not recommended
  • Guests should be aware that there may be air traffic overhead coming to and from a nearby airstrip.
  • Click here for more information about Boise National Forest
  • Livestock are not permitted at this site
  • 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.
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JOHNSON CREEK GUARD STATION CABIN ELECTRIC 4
Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Johnson Creek Guard Station was built in 1922 and offers a charming mountain respite with modern conveniences. The cabin offers nearly everything needed for a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Peak season for the cabin is typically early June through late September. It can be accessed by most vehicles via dirt and gravel roads, but trailers are not recommended.

Natural Features:

Johnson Creek sits in a pretty mountain meadow a stone's throw from scenic Johnson Creek, a tributary of the South Fork Salmon River. Mountain slopes covered in dense pine forest surround the cabin.

Wildlife watchers may see deer, elk, bear and moose. Bald eagles are often spotted soaring overhead.

Recreation:

The cabin is near several trailheads into the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness. These non-motorized trails are popular for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Off-road vehicle trails are also nearby. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.

The South Fork Salmon River and Johnson Creek offer opportunities for fishing. Berry picking and hunting are popular pastimes in season.

Facilities:

The rustic cabin has two twin beds with mattresses, two cots, a couch and a heater. The kitchen is equipped with a table and four chairs, an electric range and a refrigerator. Cookware and utensils are provided, including saucepans, pots and lids, plates, bowls, cups, mugs, utensils, knives, a cutting board, salad bowl and cookie sheet.

A modern bathroom with a flush toilet and shower is available. Two picnic tables, a campfire ring and two grills are located outside behind the cabin.

Guests must bring garbage bags to pack out their own trash. Bedding, lanterns or flashlights, towels and emergency drinking water are not provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The tiny community of Yellow Pine is just north of the cabin and offers limited services. The popular Yellow Pine Music & Harmonica Festival is held annually in August.

Booking Window
Mon Jul 14 2014 - Sat Jan 10 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sat Jun 07 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Wed Sep 16 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Berry Picking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Clothesline
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cot(s)
  • Couches
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Oven
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Showers
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
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:
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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
Jun 07 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
CABIN ELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 16 2015
CABIN ELECTRIC $50.00

*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):
44.92806, -115.4775
44°55'41"N, 115°28'39"W

From Cascade, ID, head north on ID-55/Main Street toward McCall, ID. Turn right/east on FH-22/Warm Lake Road. Stay on this road for about 35 miles. Turn left/north on Road 413/Johnson Creek Road. Stay on this road for about 22 miles. The cabin sits on the right/east side of the road. Look for the Forest Service sign.

This is good unpaved road, but there are a few narrow and steep sections with few pull-outs, and there may be some washboard sections. Use low gears. Some sections of the road are steep.

For additional information, the Cascade District Office is located in Cascade on the north end of town off Highway 55 on the right side of the road. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed on federal holidays. Please call the office at (208) 382-7400 for information on alternate routes.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

JOHNSON CREEK GUARD STATION
PO Box 696
Cascade  ID  83611

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)382-7400
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