Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
West Fork Ranger Station
Built in 1900 alongside the West Fork of the San Gabriel River and north of Mt. Wilson, the historic cabin was the first ranger station built in California with federal government funds — $75. In the late 1920's, new roads into the mountains changed both the method of travel into the forest and the choice of main travel routes, leaving the cabin in relative isolation. The cabin was moved in 1983 to protect it from decay and vandalism.
Location. 34° 19.618′ N, 118° 0.368′ W. Marker is in Angeles National Forest, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Angeles Crest Highway (California Route 2) 26 miles north of Interstate 210. The marker is located behind the Chilao Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Moccasin Trail, Palmdale CA 93550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope (approx. 7.6 miles away); Michelson Pier on Mount Wilson (approx. 7.8 miles away); Harvard’s Mount Wilson Station (approx. 7.8 miles away); Benjamin Davis Wilson Adams Pack Station (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Angeles National Forest (approx. 10.1 miles away); Mount Lowe Railway (approx. 10.4 miles away); The Devil's Punchbowl (approx. 10.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Chilao Visitor Center. Open 10-4 most weekends during the summer, closed in winter. The historic Vetter Mountain Fire Lookout, rebuilt in 2019, is five miles from the Visitor Center. (Submitted on December 2, 2019.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas •
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.