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LODGEPOLE GUARD STATION, OR
part ofRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Tue May 19 2015 Season Dates
OverviewThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Mailing Address:LODGEPOLE GUARD STATION
PO BOX 227
BUTTE FALLS OR 97522
Phone Number:Information: (541)865-2700