The cabin can sleep two to four people on one twin-sized bunk bed. No linens, bedding or pillows are provided.
The kitchen contains basic amenities including a sink, propane stove, refrigerator, table and four chairs. DUE TO COVID-19, THE FOREST SERVICE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING COOKWARE OR SILVERWARE. GUESTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN AND ARE ASKED TO PLEASE NOT LEAVE ANY OF THESE ITEMS AFTER THEIR STAY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH REASONS.
The cabin remains locked; call the Vernal Ranger District office, at (435) 789-1181, three business days prior to arrival, to confirm the combination lock code. COMBINATION CODE REQUIRED to enter cabin. (Some combination locks used have off-set entry lines. If code is not working, try off-setting entry line).
The cabin has a wood stove inside for heat, and a campfire ring with a grill outside. A vault toilet is provided outside the cabin. Solar lights are provided, however, due to varying weather conditions, they are not reliable. Please be prepared with battery powered lanterns or flashlights.
From approximately mid-September to mid-June (winter), most amenities are shut off, including the refrigerator. The operable amenities during this time are an outdoor vault toilet, propane stove for cooking and a wood-burning stove for heat.
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Numerous scenic driving routes on maintained dirt roads crisscross the area, providing miles of trails for off-road enthusiasts, hikers and mountain bikers. Trails lead to Oaks Park, East Park and Long Park Reservoirs, as well as smaller lakes, overlooks, forests, meadows and historic sites.
The Ashley-Karst National Geologic Recreation Area offers dramatic canyons, densely forested backcountry areas, and vast networks of caves.