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Attention: Anthony Lake Guard Station will be closed May 21, 2014 through June 12, 2014.

ANTHONY LAKE GUARD STATION, OR

part ofWallowa Whitman National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ANTHONY LAKE GUARD STATION
Status: Closed through Tue May 20 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Anthony Lake forms the source of Anthony Creek, named for William 'Doc' Anthony, an ambitious homesteader who came to Baker County in 1864. He was a farmer and a doctor, collected tolls on the Dealy Wagon Road for a time, and ran his ranch until he died in 1914 at age 85. Anthony Lake Guard Station is a historic Civilian Conservation Corps log cabin built in the 1930s - one of only a few Forest Service cabins built of logs.

Guests at Anthony Lake Guard Station will find many modern comforts to help make their stay enjoyable. It's located at a popular recreation area and adjacent to the Anthony Lake Campground, and is easily accessible by car.

Natural Features:

The guard station is situated on the north shore of Anthony Lake, providing a stunning view of the lake and the glacial peaks of the nearby Elkhorn Mountains. The most prominent of these peaks is 8,342-foot Gunsight Mountain. This area is known for conifer forests, wildflower meadows and the resident mountain goats.

The elevation is approximately 7,000 feet, and snow can be expected into July. Anthony Lake is sometimes frozen until mid-June.

Recreation:

A boat ramp is located on the lake. Activities include boating, canoeing and kayaking. Anglers can fly fish for trout. Trails in the area include the 22.6-mile Elkhorn Crest (foot and equestrian), 1-mile Black Lake (foot and equestrian) and the 1-mile Shoreline (foot).

Facilities:

This comfortable, rustic 2-story cabin features a kitchen, a full bathroom with a flush toilet and hot shower, one downstairs bedroom with a full size bed and a futon, two upstairs bedrooms with five twin beds, propane heater and electric lights.

The kitchen is well-equipped with an electric stove and refrigerator, as well as cookware, eating utensils and place settings. Cleaning supplies are provided. A picnic table and campfire ring are just outside the cabin.

Guests are required to bring garbage bags to pack out trash, and they are expected to clean the cabin before leaving. Bedding and towels are not provided, and guests may also wish to bring emergency items, such as flashlights and a first aid kit.

Nearby Attractions:

The Elkhorn Scenic Byway is a 106-mile drive through the Elkhorn Mountains. Along this drive are ghost towns and an abundance of lakes and rivers.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dining Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Futon(s)
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Oven
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Showers
  • Twin Bed(s) with Mattress
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Berry Picking
  • General Store
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum capacity is 8 people
  • Reservations are required for this facility
  • Cell phone reception is limited outside of the cabin
  • Entry to the cabin is by combination lock; call (541) 523-1332 two weeks prior to arrival to confirm the combination
  • No smoking inside of the cabin
  • Pets are welcome but must remain outside
  • There is no additional space for tent camping on-site
  • Click here for more information about Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

    Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.96222, -118.23056
44°57'44"N, 118°13'50"W

From Baker City: take Highway 30 to Haines, turn west on County Road 1146, and follow the Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway signs to Anthony Lakes. Turn left at the campground entrance. Anthony Lakes Guard Station is located adjacent to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ANTHONY LAKE GUARD STATION
PO Box 907
Baker City OR 97814

Phone Number:

Information: (541)523-1332
(541)523-6391
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