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WILLOW PRAIRIE CABIN, OR
part ofRogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewWillow Prairie Cabin is located in the southwest portion of the magnificent volcanic Cascade Mountain Range at the foot of Mt. McLoughlin, at an elevation of 4,300 feet. The Willow Prairie Guard Station cabin was constructed on the edge of the meadow in 1924 by a Forest Service road crew. Its main purpose at that time was as a firefighter guard station.
In 1990, the cabin was converted to a horse camp and was recently restored by local volunteers and employees of the Butte Falls Ranger District. Today it is available for rent by groups with or without horses.
The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is composed of two distinct geological provinces - the Cascade Range and the Siskiyou Mountains.
The cabin is adjacent to the Willow Prairie Campground , and is surrounded by 19 plus miles of horse trails. In addition to horseback riding, enjoy camping, hunting and winter sports, such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
The one-room cabin can accommodate up to four people, however it is furnished with only two sleeping cots. It has two shutter-style windows without glass, a wood stove for heat, and rustic furnishings, including a table and chairs. There is counter space for meal preparation and places to hang lanterns. Water is available at the campground.
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Know Before You GoRoad Access to the cabin is NOT suitable for large vehicles. Visitors driving a motorhome, pulling a trailer or driving a low-clearance vehicle CANNOT access this cabin and cabin area from the service road off of Forest Road 3735. Users with these types of vehicles MUST use the overflow parking area and pack their camping gear approximately ¼ mile along the trail skirting the campground.
Access to the overflow parking areas, (see also - 'Getting There'):
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. Please visit http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/weeds/ for more information.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Butte Falls, take the Butte Falls-Fish Lake Highway (County Road 821) approximately 17 miles southeast to Forest Service Road 3738. Turn west on Forest Service Road 3738 and drive 1.3 miles to the intersection of Forest Service Road 3735. Continue west across the intersection, off the main road, and on to a little dirt road. At the next junction, turn left and the cabin will soon be in sight.
Wheeled-vehicle access is usually possible only from late spring through fall. Vehicle access in winter is subject to weather conditions. Winter parking along Highway 140 is permissible in designated areas with an Oregon State Sno-Park permit. Winter access on skis or snowmobiles can range from 2 to 6 miles, and the difficulty level will be moderate to difficult depending on snow conditions.
Mailing Address:WILLOW PRAIRIE CABIN
PO BOX 227
BUTTE FALLS OR 97522
Phone Number:Information: (541)865-2700