Whisky Camp Guard Station

  

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Experience the life of a Forest Service Fire Guard before the days of numerous roads leading to forest interiors and aerial fire detection.

This compact, red-planked, cedar-roofed two-room cabin is tucked beneath a dense forest canopy that lets though the occasional brilliant shaft of sunlight. The kitchen is furnished with a table and chairs, and the bedroom features a double bed and two single beds (all with foam pads). Amenities include a heater, lanterns, cooking stove with an oven and a refrigerator, all powered by propane (which is provided). A vault toilet is located nearby.

There is a metal outdoor fire ring and barbeque for cooking and campfires, as well as a picnic table. There is no water at the site, so visitors must bring plenty for drinking, cooking, and washing. Potable water is available at a spigot in front of the Tiller Ranger Station office. Although the site doesn’t have a corral, visitors may bring horses and stock (plan to highline tie them or electric fence them in).

  • Availability: Whisky Camp Guard Station is available for rent year round.
  • Price & Capacity: $40 per night per group, with a maximum of eight occupants. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the guard station.
  • Reservations: Reservations must be made at least two days in advance. The maximum-length stay is seven consecutive nights. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov.

History

Whisky Camp, built in the 1940s, was the summer home of a fireguard whose primary duties were smoke chaser, firefighter, relief lookout, phone line and trail maintenance, fire patrol and prevention. 

General Information

General Notes:
  • Pets are welcome
  • No smoking

Amenities

  • Vault toilet
  • Fire pit
  • Propane heat
  • Lights
  • Cook stove
  • Oven
  • There is an additional area for tent camping

Directions:

 

From Canyonville, OR  take West 1st Street and turn onto SE 3rd St/OR-227. Continue to follow OR-227 approximately 23 miles until you reach Tiller. From Tiller take the Douglas County Road #46, which becomes South Umpqua Road , Forest Service (FS) Road #28, 5 miles to Jackson Creek Forest Service Road #29. Follow FS Road #29 for 9.7 miles to Forest Service Road #2925. (On the right) Follow Forest Service Road # 2925 for 6.5 miles to the five-way junction. Take Forest Service Road 3114-600 for 1.5 miles to Forest Service Road #3114-645. Forest Service Road #3114-645 has a locked gate. This is the entrance to Whisky Camp. The roads are generally accessible to autos year round, but a 4 x 4 vehicle is recommended in the winter months.


General Notes:
  • Pets are welcome
  • No smoking

Amenities

  • Vault toilet
  • Fire pit
  • Propane heat
  • Lights
  • Cook stove
  • Oven
  • There is an additional area for tent camping

General Notes:
  • Pets are welcome
  • No smoking

Amenities

  • Vault toilet
  • Fire pit
  • Propane heat
  • Lights
  • Cook stove
  • Oven
  • There is an additional area for tent camping

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Whisky Camp is surrounded by a forest of Incense cedar, pine and fir trees. The Bunchgrass, Elkhorn and Beaver Creek trails leave from Whisky Camp for hiking or horseback riding. Additional activities include mountain biking, bird watching, wildlife viewing and photography. In the winter, enjoy snow shoeing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Visitors are within a short driving distance to historic Butler Butte Lookout, which is also a rental, and the scenic road along the Rogue-Umpqua Divide.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
42.912519
  Longitude : 
-122.7336
  Elevation : 
3,500 feet