YELLOWJACKET GUARD STATION, ID

Yellowjacket Guard Station is a historic Forest Service Ranger Station and work center. Originally constructed in 1925 and remodeled in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the structure is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.The guard station sits...
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 12 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • No walk-ins allowed; reservations must be made via this National Recreation Reservation Service website
  • Water is not available at the facility; guests will need to bring their own
  • Bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out facility
  • Hay brought in for horses must be certified weed-free
  • The guard station remains locked; the combination code for the back door can be found in the reservation confirmation letter
  • Fire restrictions may be in effect, prompting possible closures
  • Due to the remoteness of this rental and budget/personnel constraints, the Forest Service cannot guarantee all services and amenities including a supply of firewood
  • Guests should be aware of the risk of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins; click here to learn more
  • Click here for more information on the Salmon-Challis National Forest
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.
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YELLOWJACKET GUARD STATION CABIN NONELECTRIC 2 0
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Overview

Overview

Yellowjacket Guard Station is a historic Forest Service Ranger Station and work center. Originally constructed in 1925 and remodeled in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the structure is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Natural Features:

The guard station sits in the Yellowjacket Mountains within the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho. The sizable front porch awards views of the scenic mountain meadow surrounding the station. A dense conifer forest covers the mountains and a few aspens dot the landscape. Beagle Creek flows nearby.

Recreation:

Hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and off-road enthusiasts will find many trails in the surrounding area. Hunting is also a popular activity. Click here for an Idaho OHV safety message.

A 40-by-40 horse corral is located within the guard station complex.

Facilities:

The spacious guard station can sleep a maximum of four people in two bedrooms, with a double bed and one single bed. No linens or bedding are provided. The living room contains a couch, wood stove, table and chairs.

The small kitchen is equipped with a propane range and oven and sink, but no running water. Guests must bring their own drinking water, as well as dishes, utensils and cookware.

Other amenities include propane lights, a broom, axe, fire extinguisher and a shovel. A vault toilet is located outside.

Booking Window
Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

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 Fri Jun 13 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Axe
  • Bed(s)
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Circles
  • Couches
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Propane Stove
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
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
Jun 13 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $40.00

*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):
44.99472, -114.48278
44°59'41"N, 114°28'58"W

From Salmon, Idaho, take Highway 93 south 5 miles, to a right turn at Shoup Bridge onto Forest Road 021 and travel 44.5 miles to Cobalt Work Center facility on Panther Creek Road 055. Continue 8 miles south on Panther Creek Road, where you will come to Porphury Creek turnoff to the right, heading west. Continue approximately 11 miles along Porphury Creek Road/Forest Road 112 to Yellowjacket Guard Station.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

YELLOWJACKET GUARD STATION
311 MCPHERSON ST
SALMON ID 83467

Phone Number:

Information: (208)756-5205
Additional Information