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Attention: The RV trailer spot will be occupied by a USDA employee for the Month of July and unavailable for rent.
If you choose to rent the cabin it is with the understanding that you will have a neighbor adjacent to you in the RV Spot.


part ofPrescott National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


Sycamore Cabin provides a unique recreation opportunity and lodging experience for visitors to Prescott National Forest. In 1938, the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the cabin, which served as a residence for the district ranger and later, as housing for fire crews during fire season.

The cabin's capacity is up to eight people, however sleeping accommodations within the cabin are for six. A Recreational Vehicle (RV) is permitted for the additional two people. An extra vehicle fee will be charged for the RV.

Today, the cabin is available for reservation year round for guests seeking relaxation and recreation in central Arizona.

Natural Features:

Sycamore Cabin is located at an elevation of 4,000 feet and enjoys moderate climate and temperatures year round. The cabin sits on the edge of Sycamore Creek, providing an opportunity to explore a unique riparian area just outside the back door.

Dense populations of mule deer and javelina inhabit this area, along with a few mountain lions, bobcats, black bears, coyotes, rabbits, foxes, skunks, and badgers. Snakes and lizards live here, and numerous birds soar overhead, including doves, quail, hawks, owls, ravens, jays, and many smaller species.


Anglers will appreciate the streams and rivers near Sycamore Cabin. Many offer seasonal fishing with rainbow trout, channel catfish and bullhead found in the waters.

Hikers will have plenty of opportunities to explore the area on several local trails. A section of The Great Western Trail is accessible as well.

The area is rich in history, including that of several Native American tribes and the mining industry.


Sycamore Cabin is enclosed by a fenced yard and is equipped with running water, electricity, a wood stove, gas heating and air-conditioning. The cabin has a maximum capacity of up to eight people, however it is only furnished with beds for up to six, including one double bed and four twin bunk beds. The additional two people are permitted only if a Recreational Vehicle (RV) is used.There is an additional fee for the RV.

The kitchen has basic amenities including a sink, electric range, refrigerator, some cooking gear and a table with chairs. The bathroom has a flush toilet and shower.

Although the cabin has several amenities, guests must provide a few of their own supplies, including food, sleeping bags, linens, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags. It is recommended that guests bring an additional light source in case of emergencies.

There is room for up to four horses permitted on-site. A corral area and open space to tether or hobble horses is available. The renter must supply the feed for the horses and it must be certified weed free. The renter is responsible for cleaning up after the horses.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Biking
  • Bunkbed(s) With Mattresses
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Flush Toilets
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lights
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off Road Vehicle Trails
  • Oven
  • RV sites
  • Refrigerator
  • River Access
  • Showers
  • Stove
  • Table and Chairs
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • Access to the cabin is via a lock box that contains the cabin key; the lock combination will be included in the confirmation letter
  • Cell phone coverage is unreliable at this facility, and there is no phone at the cabin
  • Reservation dates subject to weather conditions
  • In wet weather the road may become impassable
  • Pets are not permitted in the cabin; the renter is responsible for any and all damages caused by animals
  • Please remember this is an historic building in a desert environment; be aware that scorpions, snakes and other insects may be present at any time
  • Pack out all food and garbage and clean the facility before you leave
  • The cabin is a no-smoking facility
  • Off-highway vehicles are only allowed on designated roads and trails
  • Learn more about Prescott National Forest.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
34.35194, -111.97028
34°21'7"N, 111°58'13"W

From Phoenix, take I-17 north about 80 miles to Exit 268, the Dugas/Orme Road exit. Go east toward Dugas. You will be on Forest Service Road 68. Travel east 8 miles continuing past Dugas for half a mile and then turn right (south) at the "Sycamore A.S." (Forest Service Road 68F) road sign. Continue 1 mile to the cabin.

Contact Information:

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Phone Number:

Information:  (928)443-8284
Phone Verde Ranger Station - for More Information: 928-567-4121 M-F 8:00-430PM.

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