Jackson Guard Station

Jackson Guard Station

The Jackson Guard Station location is in Montrose, Colorado
81401. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Jackson Guard Station facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

2505 South Townsend Avenue


Phone number
(970) 240-5300


Campground information Montrose, Colorado


Jackson Guard Station is a great destination for anything from a weekend getaway to a week-long hunting trip. The cabin was originally used as a guard station that housed Forest Service work crews. The cabin’s access road is remarkably scenic, making for an impressive arrival.

In summer months, the cabin sets the stage for a wide array of activities. Recreation ranges from thrilling off-road vehicle riding to amazing scenery viewsing,hiking,and rewarding fishing.

Winter access is by snowmobile, cross country skiing or snowshoes,and fat bikes only along a 3.5-mile trail.


Activities abound, with hiking, technical single track dirtbiking, ATV/OTV riding, snowshoing, cross country skiing. Hunting and fishing are popular in the area


Visitors can expect a rustic cabin set back roughly 100 feet from the road, providing privacy and solitude. Amenities include wood stove. The kitchen includes cabinet space and some dishes are provided. The cabin has two bedrooms and four twin-size beds. A picnic table, campfire ring and vault toilet are located just outside the cabin.

No electricity or running water is available. Guests should bring drinking water, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, food, towels and toiletries.

In winter, kettles are provided to melt snow for water. A snow shovel and firewood is provided.

Natural Features

Situated near the southeast shores of Silver Jack Reservoir, Jackson Guard Station sits in a small aspen grove at 9,000 feet elevation. The cabin is at the base of High Mesa, near where the Cimarron River flows into the reservoir.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions include the San Juan Mountains, Alpine Plateau, Uncompahgre Wilderness, Silver Jack Reservoir and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

The cabin is about an hour’s drive from Montrose or Ridgway, and an hour and a half from Gunnison.

Frequently Asked Questions About 2505 South Townsend Avenue Montrose, CO

How do I make a reservation with Jackson Guard Station?

To make reservations at Jackson Guard Station, you can call the office at (970) 240-5300.

Where is Jackson Guard Station located?

The Jackson Guard Station is located at 2505 South Townsend Avenue in Montrose,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Jackson Guard Station have tent or RV camping?

Jackson Guard Station offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at (970) 240-5300 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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