Crescent Lake Guard Station
Deschutes National Forest
The Crescent Lake Guard Station, built in the early 1930s, is a one bedroom, one bath cabin on the eastern shore of Crescent Lake, managed by the Crescent Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest.
The Guard Station is approximately 670 square feet with a full kitchen, a furnished living room that includes a couch (folds out to full bed), an original buffet, a desk and a newly installed gas wood stove's heater. The kitchen includes a fridge, stove and sink. The bedroom has a full bed, and the restroom has a claw foot tub, a toilet and a pedestal sink. Outside amenities include a picnic table, a fire grill and a horseshoe pit.
Need to Know
- Please contact the Ranger District at (541) 433-3200 prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect the quality of your visit
- Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. and the check-in time is 4:00 p.m.
- The guard station is intended for no more than four people
- There is no phone service and limited cell coverage
- No utility hookups
- No RV or tent camping allowed
- The cabin is a non-smoking facility
- Pets are allowed outside only
- Please plan to bring your own specialized cooking utensils as basic cooking utensils are supplied. You will need to provide your own garbage bags, linens, sleeping bags/bedding, dish soap, and toiletries.
- Cleaning supplies are provided and are located either under the sink or next to the refrigerator
- Sweep all floors and mop if necessary (broom, Swiffer mops are in the storage space on the right of the fridge). Swiffer wipes under kitchen sink
- Clean counter tops, stove/oven, and sink (cleaning supplies under kitchen sink)
- Please pack out all food and garbage
- Keep the building and grounds clean to deter squirrel, mice, rats, bears and other wildlife from area
- Doors and windows should be locked and all personal items removed upon departure
- MAKE SURE THAT YOU PUT THE KEY BACK IN THE LOCK-BOX
- Click here for more information about Deschutes National Forest.
- Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.orgfor further information.
Crescent Lake is in the Deschutes National Forest in a naturally glaciated basin behind a moraine dam and lays just east of the summit of the Cascade Mountain Range in northern Klamath County. It is a popular recreation lake in a setting of wooded shorelines, sandy beaches and brilliant blue-green water. The Guard Station sits atop a small hill overlooking Crescent Lake in an open ponderosa stand.
This area is a typical Oregon summer recreation area which features Crescent Lake, Odell Lake, Waldo Lake and Gold Lake. The Diamond Peak Wilderness trail can be accessed nearby.
Also nearby: beach, boat launch, resort, lodging, restaurants, boat rentals.
A boat launch is nearby, and Crescent Lake Resort is within walking distance and offers a number of services including food, fishing supplies and boat rentals.
PO Box 208 Crescent OR 97733
For campground inquiries, please call: (541) 433-3200 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. PST MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY- FEDERAL OFFICES ARE CLOSSED WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
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From Crescent, OR: Travel 12.2 miles west on County Road 61/Crescent Cut-off Road, then 3.5 miles north on Highway 58, then 2.2 miles west on Forest Road 60/OR-429 S.
Once you have reached the Sno-Park, stay straight and follow signs to the Resort on Forest Road 6005 (1,000ft). Still heading towards the Resort, turn right on Forest Road 6005-100 and then left on Forest Road 6005-105. The Guard Station will be on the right side of the road towards the lake. (See vicinity map located under the "Facility Map" tab).