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HARRIS SPRINGS GUARD STATION (CA)



Created: 2010/09/28 05:35 AM        Last Updated: 2010/09/28 05:35 AM


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Camp Details Camp Name: HARRIS SPRINGS GUARD STATION (CA)
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Description: This historic Forest Service Guard Station is located in a open meadow surrounded by forest in the northeast portion of the McCloud Ranger District of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The guard station and garage were built in 1929 or 1930 and retain their Craftsmen style character which was a popular building style in the 1920 and 1930's. Both buildings retain many of their original features including shiplap siding, tongue and groove interior walls, and wood sash windows. Harris Springs Guard Station was used by fire personnel until the late 1990's as an office and remote fire station. (see 1.6-F Directions).
Access Conditions: The guard station is approximately a one hour drive northeast of McCloud on mostly paved roads. The last 1/2 mile is dirt, but is flat. The guard station is adjacent to the Harris Springs dispersed camping area. This rental has a combination lock. Renter must obtain combination from the McCloud Ranger Station during regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. call (530) 964-2184.
Facilities: The guard station has a one bedroom floor plan with a front hall/ sitting area, a kitchen, an attached screened porch and a small bathroom. The bedroom has a double bed and two small dressers. There are two portable twin cots with mattresses available inside the cabin. The kitchen has NO cooking facilities. The kitchen has a kitchen table, wooden chairs, and cabinets for storage. There is no water or electricity. The front hallway and sitting area has a couch. There is a bathroom with an operating toilet, though no potable water is available for washing hands or cooking. No linens or bedding is provided. You will need to supply your own water, dishes, utensils, cookware and heat. Please bring garbage bags, facility is Pack it in, Pack it out. The garage is not available but there is outside parking and two picnic tables.
Rental Capacity & Duration: The maximum capacity is six people. Check in time is 12:00 PM, checkout is 12:00 PM. Rental is for 1 day minimum and a 3 day maximum stay per year.
Fire Restrictions: A California campfire permit can be obtained at any Forest Service or California Dept of Forestry Office. Smoking is prohibited within the building; smoking must be within enclosed vehicles, or an area cleared of all flammable material. Fireworks are prohibited.
Pets: Pets are allowed. Owners must clean up after their pet.
Cautionary items: The Guard Station does not have running water, showers or electricity. Be aware that bees are sometimes abundant in the area. Golden Passports Discounts are not available.



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Latitude:41.2557119
Longitude:-122.1394487

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From McCloud travel east on highway 89 for approximately 16 miles to the Harris Springs Road (Road No. 15). Turn north and travel approximately 16.7 miles to Road 42N49. A sign says Harris Springs. Veer right onto this dirt road for 4 miles until you reach the guard station.


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P.O. BOX 1620 MCCLOUD CA USA

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