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.
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and the check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
The guard station is intended for no more than four people
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).