Activities and Amenities
WHISKY CAMP GUARD STATION, OR
part ofUmpqua National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewWhisky Camp, built in the 1940s, was the summer home of a fireguard whose primary duties were firefighter, relief lookout, phone line and trail maintenance and fire prevention.
Located in the Tiller Ranger District in southwestern Oregon, the cabin now offers relaxation and recreation for visitors throughout the year. Four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended for travel to this site, and guests must bring several of their own supplies.
At an elevation of 3,800 feet, this quaint, red-planked, cedar-roofed cabin is tucked beneath a dense forest of cedar, pine and fir trees. Nicely shaded and secluded, an occasional brilliant shaft of sunlight breaks through the canopy.
The Bunchgrass, Elkhorn and Beaver Creek trails leave from Whisky Camp for hiking or horseback riding. Additional activities include mountain biking, birding, wildlife viewing and photography. In the winter guests enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling (trails closed due to wildfire damage and public safety, please call the Tiller Ranger Station for current updated information).
This two-room cabin is equipped with one double bed and two single beds with foam pad mattresses. Amenities inside the cabin include a wall heater, lights, a cook stove with oven and a refrigerator, all powered by propane, which is provided. Outdoors, picnic tables, campfire ring, outdoor grill (not propane) and vault toilet are provided. An area for pitching a tent is also on-site.
Visitors may want to take some time to visit nearby Crater Lake National Park for a glimpse into the area's fascinating geological and cultural history.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Whisky Camp Guard Station is at 3,800 feet elevation and does receive snow. The roads to the cabin are not plowed. Guests may have to snowshoe, cross-country ski or snowmobile up to 5 miles to reach the cabin in winter. A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended in the winter months. Please call the Tiller Ranger District at 541-825-3100 for current conditions.
Entry to the cabin is by combination number, provided in your emailed confirmation letter (under security alerts). The combination lock on the door has five black vertical buttons. The top button is number one and the bottom button is number five. Please call the Tiller Ranger District at (541) 825-3100 at least four days prior to your arrival at the cabin to confirm the combination.
From Canyonville take West 1st Street and turn onto SE 3rd St/OR-227. Continue to follow OR-227 approximately 23 miles until you reach Tiller. From Tiller take the Douglas County Road #46, which becomes South Umpqua Road, Forest Service Road #28, 5 miles to Jackson Creek Forest Service Road #29. Follow Road 29 for 9.7 miles to Forest Service Road #2925. (On the right) Follow Forest Service Road # 2925 for 6.5 miles to the five-way junction. Take Forest Service Road 3114-600 for 1.5 miles to Forest Service Road #3114-645. Forest Service Road #3114-645 has a locked gate. This is the entrance to Whisky Camp. The roads are generally accessible to autos year round, but a 4 x 4 vehicle is recommended in the winter months.
Mailing Address:WHISKY CAMP GUARD STATION
27812 TILLER TRAIL HWY
TILLER OR 97484
Phone Number:Information: (541)825-3100