Johnson Creek Guard Station

Johnson Creek Guard Station

The Johnson Creek Guard Station location is in Cascade, Idaho
83611. 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 Johnson Creek Guard Station facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Po Box 696


Phone number


Campground information Cascade, Idaho


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


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.


The rustic cabin has two twin beds with mattresses in the loft, as well as two cots, a couch and a heater. A full size bed is in separate bedroom.  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.

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.

Nearby Attractions

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Po Box 696 Cascade, ID

How do I make a reservation with Johnson Creek Guard Station?

To make reservations at Johnson Creek Guard Station, you can call the office at 208-382-7400.

Where is Johnson Creek Guard Station located?

The Johnson Creek Guard Station is located at Po Box 696 in Cascade,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Johnson Creek Guard Station have tent or RV camping?

Johnson Creek Guard Station offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 208-382-7400 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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