Stuart Guard Station

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USDA Forest Service

The Historic Stuart Guard Station lies along the Huntington and Eccles Canyons National Scenic Byway. It was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the early 1930s and was afterward in regular use by the Forest Service for several decades. Later, as the Guard Station went into disuse, it was revitalized and since the mid-1990's has provided a place for visitors to get questions answered and to learn about early FS history and the immense contribu tions of the CCC to the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Volunteers have been pivotal in filling that niche! We call upon your aid as a volunteer to keep the station clean and tidy, and to provide information and interpretive services to visitors. The station is only open on weekends and holidays, so volunteers will have plenty of free time to explore the surrounding area during the week.

As volunteers, you will be entitled to reimbursement of your expenses, including $25.00 per day worked if you choose to stay on site. A FS uniform will be issued and must be worn during working hours. The Guard Station is a charming little structure, and is situated in a spectacular location for viewing wildlife and the surrounding landscape. So, we hope you’ll answer the call, and help us staff Historic Stuart Guard Station this year!

Number of openings: 1 individual or couple

Minimum Age: 18 years old

Facilities: RV host pad sites are available behind the GS; water and sewer hookups; no power available, so volunteers with camp trailers are encouraged to bring solar panels and/or a small portable generator to keep their batteries charged; tent camping is also an option; no cooking facilities, refrigerator, or shower facilities available; sink and toilet facilities located in the GS; Huntington is a limited-services community with a small grocery store, convenience stores, and other basic amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging (if opting to stay off-site), personal bedding/camping equipment, food, cook stove, solar showers, etc.

Nearest Towns: Project based at Historic Stuart Guard Station; Huntington, 20 miles; Castle Dale, 27 miles; Price, 45 miles

Start Date - 2022-05-29

End Date - 2022-09-06

Activities include: Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.

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  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+



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