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.
ATTENTION: For the 2021 season, ensure the dates you are booking maintain a no-reservation gap day between the reservation you are making and those already booked. The Forest Service will be monitoring bookings. Reservations booked that do not maintain a gap day will be subject to cancellation of one or more days in order to create the gap.
This facility will be open with COVID-19 precautionary measures. The health and safety of visitors and employees are our top priority. If you or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19 (shortness of breath, cough, high temperature, etc.) please reschedule or cancel your reservation and stay home.
Be aware, this facility may not be cleaned or sanitized between visits. Please follow the recommended sanitation practices including:
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.
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).