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FISH LAKE REMOUNT DEPOT CABINS, OR
part ofWillamette National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Sat Oct 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewThe Fish Lake Remount Depot Cabins sit at an altitude of 3,200 feet near the Santiam Pass Winter Recreation Area of the Willamette National Forest. These cabins were built in 1924 and are rustic, historic wood structures that include a dispatcher's cabin, a springhouse shed, a garage/woodshed and a fire hose shelter. The commissary cabin and a supervisor's cabin, known as the Hall House, are available as rentals either separately or together.
The compound was once used to house firefighters and corral horses. It is still used as a rest and resupply station by the Forest Service horsepacker heading in and out of Wilderness areas.
Guests must walk, cross-country ski or snowshoe approximately three-quarters of a mile to access the cabins from Lava Lake Sno-Park.
The compound is accessed by a trail that traverses through dense evergreen forest. From the cabins, guests can enjoy the view of Fish Lake and its forested shoreline. The lake is shallow in winter, but can dry up and turn into meadow in the summer.
Seven sno-parks constituting the Santiam Pass Winter Recreation Area are within a 15-minute drive of the cabins, including Lava Lake Sno-Park and Ray Benson Sno-Park. Areas around these Sno-Parks offer miles of non-motorized trail opportunities for skiers and snowshoers. Marked Nordic ski trails and snowmobile trails are found at the Lava Lake Sno-Park.
Two cabins are available for rental at this site from winter through early spring. The Hall House is a 3-room cabin featuring 2 bedrooms, a shared common room and a kitchen. The Commissary Cabin features a bedroom and kitchen.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Salem, take Highway 20 east through Sweet Home. Approximately 45 miles east of Sweet Home, Lava Lake Sno-Park will be on the north side of the highway.
From Eugene, take Highway 126 east to Highway 20 (approximately 70 miles). At the intersection, turn left (west) and drive about a quarter mile. You will see Lava Lake Sno-Park on the north side of the highway.
From Bend, take Highway 20 towards Sweet Home. Traveling west, a quarter mile past the intersection of Highways 20 and 126, Lava Lake Sno-Park will be on the north side of the highway.
You must park your vehicle(s) at Lava Lake Sno-Park. Parking permits are required. From Lava Lake Sno-Park, cross the highway and follow the blue diamond trail markers. You may hike, cross-country ski, or snowshoe (approximately one mile) to the cabin.
Mailing Address:FISH LAKE REMOUNT DEPOT CABINS
57600 McKenzie Highway
MCKENZIE BRIDGE OR 97413
Phone Number:Information: (541)822-3381