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ANTLERS GUARD STATION CABIN, OR
part ofWallowa Whitman National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014 Season Dates
OverviewAntlers Guard Station was built in 1935 for the fire crews who patrolled Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The Forest Roads were not yet well developed, and it was impractical for crews to travel daily between the remote parts of the forest and the ranger station. The Civilian Conservation Corps built this structure to allow crews to stay where they worked. Antlers Guard Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
Guests who stay at Antlers Guard Station can still get away from it all while enjoying the basic comforts of home. The cabin is accessible by car. The road leading to the cabin is typically plowed in winter, but snow chains, shovels or high clearance vehicles may be required to get through the deep snow in the driveway.
Antlers Guard Station sits at an elevation of 4,107 feet on the west bank of the scenic North Fork of the Burnt River. The surrounding forest is ponderosa pine.
This cabin is popular with cross-country skiers and snowmobilers in winter, and groomed snowmobile routes are available nearby. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking down forest roads, hunting and riding OHVs. Anglers can fish for trout in the North Fork Burnt River. Panning for gold is also permitted.
Antlers Guard Station is a cozy, rustic cabin with 2 small rooms. The combined living room and bedroom is furnished with a double futon and 2 sets of bunk beds that sleep 6 people comfortably. The kitchen has a table and chairs, a propane range and refrigerator, and utensils for cooking and eating.
The town of Whitney is 2 miles from Antlers Guard Station. This ghost town, once the home of railway and sawmill workers, fell into decline around 1918. Several long-abandoned buildings are still standing.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Unity, Oregon: go northwest 2 miles toward John Day on Highway 26. Turn right (north) on State Road 245 and go past Unity Reservoir. Approximately 2 miles past the reservoir, turn left (north) on County Road 535 (which becomes County Road 529) and go 18 miles to the Antlers Guard Station on your right. Driving time from Unity is approximately 45 minutes.
From Baker City: take State Highway 7 south approximately 38 miles to County Road 529. Turn south at the old Whitney town site. Follow County 529 (approximately 2 miles) along the North Fork of the Burnt River to the Cabin on your left. Driving time from Baker City is one hour.
From John Day: take State Highway 26 east to Austin Jct., turn north on State Highway 7 to County Road 529. Drive approximately 15.5 miles, and then turn south at the old Whitney town site. Follow County Road 529 (approximately two miles) along the North Fork of the Burnt River to the cabin on your left. Driving time from John Day is approx. 1 hour.
Mailing Address:ANTLERS GUARD STATION CABIN
PO Box 947
Baker City OR 97814
Phone Number:Information: (541)523-1332