FALL RIVER GUARD STATION, OR

Fall River Guard Station is situated beneath a canopy of lodgepole pine on the banks of the Fall River in Deschutes National Forest. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, the cabin was originally used as an outpost to fight forest fires. The cabin is an ideal...
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  • Please contact the Ranger District at (541) 383-4000 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 3:00 p.m.
  • Keep the building and grounds clean to deter squirrel, mice, rats, bears and other wildlife from area
  • Pets are allowed outside only
  • Pack out all food and garbage
  • Doors and windows should be locked and all personal items removed upon departure
  • The cabin is a non-smoking facility
  • No utility hookups
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FALL RIVER GUARD STATION CABIN NONELECTRIC 6 16 Pull-Through
Pets Allowed - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Fall River Guard Station is situated beneath a canopy of lodgepole pine on the banks of the Fall River in Deschutes National Forest. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's, the cabin was originally used as an outpost to fight forest fires.

The cabin is an ideal setting for relaxation and recreation, and is available for reservation from May through October.

Natural Features:

A forest of lodgepole pine provides the backdrop for this area, with the beautiful, spring-fed Fall River flowing adjacent to the cabin. Clear and cold, it originates two miles northwest of Pringle Falls and winds its way northeast to join the mighty Deschutes River.

Towering nearby peaks, designated wilderness and remnants of volcanic activity in the area showcase ecosystems typical of central Oregon.

Wildlife in the area abounds, including deer, native fish and migratory birds. These species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests to live.

Recreation:

Fall River Guard Station is a prime location for fishing, swimming and hiking in summer and early fall.

Anglers will enjoy casting a line into Fall River, located just steps from the cabin. The river is open only to fly-fishing, is an outstanding contributor of brown trout to the Deschutes River and provides excellent winter habitat for numerous species. Brook, brown and rainbow trout inhabit the river, and native whitefish can be found below the falls.

Access to Fall River Trail is available from the guard station, winding through lodgepole and ponderosa pine along the river.

Facilities:

This rustic, 600-square-foot, single story cabin was constructed in the Cascadia style of the Pacific Northwest Region. It has two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. The cabin is furnished with one full bed, a twin bed and a two-person futon in the living room. Cabin amenities include a heater, refrigerator, lights and stove, all powered by propane. The kitchen is furnished with cooking utensils, pots and pans. A picnic table is provided for outdoor dining.

Guests must bring several of their own amenities, including food, cooking utensils, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags.

There is no water available at the site. Guests must bring water for drinking, cooking and washing. A vault toilet is located on the premises.

RV and tent camping is allowed on-site. Access is easy and the ground outside the guard station is level.

Nearby Attractions:

Lava Lands Visitor Center in Bend, Oregon, and the unique geological landscape of Newberry National Volcanic Monument draw visitors to the region.

Visitors may also enjoy traveling the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, known as Oregon's Highway in the Sky. The 66-mile drive through the Cascade Mountain Range weaves through snow-capped peaks and alpine lakes, highlighting the beauty of central Oregon.

Booking Window
Sat Apr 26 2014 - Tue Oct 21 2014

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 180 Days(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bait Shop
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • River Access
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Auto Touring
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Historic Byway
  • Historic Sites
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $90.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.76833, -121.63306
43°46'6"N, 121°37'59"W

Entry to the cabin is by combination lock box. Please call the Forest Service office at 541-383-4000 for the combination. You can also stop by the office, located at 1230 Northeast 3rd Street, Suite A262, Bend, OR 97701.

From Bend, Oregon, take Highway 97 south. Exit at Sunriver and drive west. Go through the roundabout to Century Drive and turn left. Follow Century Drive south for 3 miles to the junction with South Century Drive (State Route 42). Turn right and head 11 miles west. Fall River Guard Station is on the left side of the road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FALL RIVER GUARD STATION
Deschutes National Forest, Bend & Fort Rock Ranger District, 1230 NE 3rd Street, Suite A262
Bend OR 97701

Phone Number:

Information: (541)383-4000
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