- Located 10 Miles from McCall in Meadow's Valley
- Protected under the Ponderosa State Park collection
- Use the trail system to hike or bike to the cabin using the Goose Creek Trail.
When John Welch, better known today as Packer John, built an 18-by-24 foot cabin along the pack train route he took between
The cabin, having fallen into disrepair from years of not being used, was first restored in 1909 by John Hailey and the Historical Society. The restored cabin stood at the original site until 1920, when it was ruined in a fire.
In 1951 Packer John's Cabin State Park was created, giving the notable site additional protection and preservation; the state park was later dissolved and attached to Ponderosa State Park. Today, the historic area has camping, complete with toilets and water, and hiking and biking on trails like the Goose Creek Trail, which takes users to the historical cabin.