Whisky Camp, built in the 1940s, was the summer home of a fireguard whose primary duties were to fight and prevent fires, serve as a relief lookout, and perform maintenance on phone lines and trails. 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. Please be aware that in winter months guests may need to snowmobile, ski or snowshoe up to five miles one-way to reach the cabin. Consider this winter travel advisory when making your reservations.
This two-room cabin is equipped with two single beds and two single roll-out beds, both 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. Provided outside, are picnic tables, a campfire ring, an outdoor grill (not propane) and a vault toilet. An area for pitching a tent is also on-site. Guests must bring several of their own supplies. The cabin does not have food, cooking utensils, sleeping bags, towels, dish soap, matches, cooking gear, toilet paper or garbage bags. Firewood may be available, but the supply cannot be guaranteed. There is no water available at the site. Guests must bring water necessary for drinking, cooking and washing. Potable water is available at a spigot in front of the Tiller Ranger Station office (45 minutes away).. Although propane lighting is available, bringing an additional light source is recommended.
Please leave the cabin cleaner than you found it. Due to the remote location of the cabin, it cannot be cleaned after every stay. Do not leave food, bottled water or cans/bottles (these can freeze and burst between guests) in the refrigerator or anywhere in the cabin when you leave. Do not leave food out where it can attract animals. Keep the building and grounds clean to deter squirrels, mice, rats, and bears.
Inclement weather can occur during any time of year, but during winter months it is common for snow to make the cabin unreachable by vehicle. Depending on snow-pack, the cabin can only be accessed during these time by snowshoeing, skiing, or snowmobiling 1 to 6 miles one-way to access the site. Refunds are generally not given for inclement weather.
It is recommended that you bring a map with you when trying to locate this site. Maps are available for purchase at Forest Service Ranger Stations, online, or you can download a Motor Vehicle Use Mapfor free by clicking on the link provided. Please note however that the Motor Vehicle Use Map has limited landmarks and can be difficult to navigate with unless used in conjunction with a more detailed map.
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. Large mammals such as elk, deer, black bear and cougar, as well as the smaller residents like squirrels, fox, raccoons and bats, are supported by the diverse forest habitat in the area. Learn more about bear safety.
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.
Guests might also enjoy a day of scenic driving along the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway, located within driving distance of the cabin. Landscapes unfold along the highway, showcasing everything from rolling oak-covered hills and towering coniferous forests to roaring white-water rapids and incised inter-canyon lava flows.
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 may be closed for public safety due to wildfire damage. Please call the Tiller Ranger Station for current updated information).
Refunds are not given for inclement weather.
27812 TILLER TRAIL HWY TILLER OR 97484
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-825-3100
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 Oregon and take a left onto Douglas County Road 46 just before the bridge crossing the South Umpqua River. From Tiller, take Douglas County Road 46 for 5 miles to the Jackson Creek/Forest Service Road 29 turn off. Turn right onto FS Road 29 and drive for 9.7 miles to the FS Road 2925 turn off. Take a right onto FS road 2925 where you will cross a bridge over Jackson Creek and follow FS Road 2925 for 6.4 miles to the FS Road 3114-600 spur turn off (note: do not take the left turn onto FS road 2925-600, which is about 1 mile before the 3114-600 turn off). Take a right onto FS Road 3114-600 and follow it for 1.4 miles where you will see a road with a locked gate on your left which leads to spur Road 3114-645 down to Whisky Camp Cabin. Use your combination to enter. Call Tiller Ranger Station if you have questions at (541) 825-3100, but note that depending on your cell phone carrier, reception is very limited to non-existent in the area.