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part ofRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


The guard station at Lodgepole Meadow was built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps to replace the original station built in 1911. Lodgepole Meadow was used as a remote guard station for the early Forest Service crews working in the area.

During WWII, Herb and Zella Wright, a husband and wife lookout team, lived throughout the winter high up on the Blue Rock Lookout several miles away watching for enemy aircraft. Lodgepole Guard Station served as their base camp.

Today, Lodgepole Guard Station is a perfect destination for horse enthusiasts, families, couples or large groups looking for a unique camping experience in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Natural Features:

Lodgepole Guard Station is surrounded by 40 acres of cross-fenced pastures dotted with pines, and surrounded by forested rolling hills. The large grassy meadow has a long history of being a major grazing area for horses and cattle, and that tradition continues today.

Diverse landscapes of the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest provide habitat for a wide-range of wildlife in the area, including spotted owls and bull elk to salamanders and salmon. These species, along with many others, depend on the surrounding undeveloped wilderness, undisturbed wetlands, clean streams, and diverse forests to live.


The meadow offers plenty of room and even terrain for a large group of visitors to spread out, camp, horseback ride, hike, mountain bike or just relax.

Additional horseback riding trails are a short trailer ride away, and include the Alta Lake, Middle Fork and Seven Lakes Trails, all of which lead into the Sky Lakes Wilderness.


Considered to be an outstanding example of Civilian Conservation Corps construction in the Pacific Northwest, the one story cabin offers a large living room, kitchen and bathroom. The cabin is furnished with a full-sized bed with a mattress and a log style couch (with a fold-out bed). The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator and stove, powered by propane fuel, basic cooking utensils, a table and chairs. The bathroom has a flush toilet and shower.

A propane heater provides heat for the cabin. Lighting is not available at the site, so bringing an additional light source is necessary.

Guests will need to bring several of their own supplies, including food, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, towels, dish soap, matches, toilet paper and garbage bags.

A former bunkhouse, tool shed, barn and stable with several horse paddocks, are also on site. There is additional space for tent camping, as the existing yard can accommodate up to three, 4-person, family size (9' x 12') tents.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit Crater Lake National Park and learn about its unique natural and cultural history. At a depth of 1,943 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the 10 deepest lakes in the world.

Experience 172 miles of diverse river and mountain landscapes along the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway. Travel from rolling oak-covered hills and towering coniferous forests, to roaring white water rapids and incised inter-canyon lava flows. The highway travels alongside the Upper Rogue and North Umpqua Wild and Scenic Rivers that contain world-class fisheries.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Barn
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Cabin Rental
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Area
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fenced Pastures
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • No Lighting
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Showers
  • Table and Chairs
  • Water Troughs
Within 10 Miles
  • Horseback Riding Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Entry through the access gates and to the cabin is by combination lock. The combination will be included in your confirmation letter. LOCK OPERATIONS: Once the combination has been entered, the shank of the lock must be depressed into the body of the lock, and then released before the lock will open.
  • Please call the High Cascades Ranger District office at (541) 865-2700 four days prior to your arrival to confirm your combination; the office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on weekends and holidays
  • Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect the quality of your visit.
  • Due to the spread of invasive noxious weeds, feed for stock from non-certified sources are not allowed on National Forest System Lands. Please use certified weed free feed for your animals during your stay.
  • Cell phone service not available
  • Drinking water may not be available at all times
  • Pets are welcome at the cabin
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • The cabin is a no-smoking facility
  • Learn more about Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
42.654, -122.378
42°39'14"N, 122°22'41"W

Drive east from Butte Falls on the Butte Falls-Fish Lake Highway (County Road #821). Less than a mile from town, turn left onto the Butte Fall-Prospect Highway (County Road #992) and travel north on County Road #992. Go 9 miles on County Road #992 to Forest Service Road #34. Turn right, and travel 5 miles on Forest Service Road #34 until you reach the junction with Forest Service Road #3400-600. Unlock the gate and travel North/Northeast on Forest Service Road #3400-600 for 1 mile. Turn left through gate and proceed 200 yards to the guard station.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PO BOX 227

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)865-2700
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