Box Canyon Guard Station

  

Box Canyon Guard Station Exterior View

The guard station is located on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. It sits beneath a canopy of Douglas fir. The guard station was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933 and used as a dwelling for fire guards.

Trailheads into the Three Sisters Wilderness and the Chucksney Mountain Roadless Recreation Area are adjacent to the guard station. 

  • To rent this cabin, see "Fees" information below.
  • Looking for rentals on another Forest?
    Find out about Recreation Rentals on other National Forests across the Pacific Northwest from the Pacific Northwest Regional website.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Box Canyon Guard Station will be closed for renovations:
  • September 23 - October 10, 21013
  • October 17- 31, 2013
Operational Hours:
  • Check in at 2:00 p.m.
  • Check out at 1:00 p.m.
  • Day visitors - please respect the privacy of rental occupants.
Reservations: Visit Recreation.gov to make reservations.
Fees
  • $60.00 per night
  • Visit Recreation.gov to make reservations.
  • Reservations can be made for up to 6 nights.
Open Season: 5/1
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • Maximum 4 people
  • NO pets allowed in guard station.
Water: Bring all the water you think you will need or bring the means to treat the non-potable water.
Restroom: An outhouse is located outside the building.
Operated By: Willamette National Forest
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:

From Blue River, OR, travel 4 miles east on Highway 126 to Aufderheide Drive (Forest Service Road 19). 

Proceed south on Aufderheide Drive, taking the Y and climbing to the top of Cougar Reservoir.  Continue south on Aufderheide Drive past Cougar Reservoir for 31 miles to Box Canyon Horse Camp on the west site of the road a the top of the pass. 

General Notes:

Area Attractions

The cabin is located on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. Trailheads into the Three Sisters Wilderness and the Chucksney Mountain Roadless Recreation Area are adjacent to the Guard Station.

Close to:

Rental Information

FURNISHINGS: 2 twin beds, desk, 1 hide-a-bed, wood burning stove, table, chairs, and miscellaneous cleaning supplies. A horse corral (approximately 45 feet in diameter), located next to the guard station, is included in the rental. No electricity. 

BRING: Warm bedding or sleeping bags, cooking equipment, utensils, etc. are needed. Wood for stove. Propane lanterns or flashlights and extra batteries. (Propane stoves, heaters and lanterns are recommended since they create less fumes than liquid gas appliances). No drinking water in the cabin. Guests must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing.  There is stream located behind the horse camp, but flows are not reliable . All water needs treatment before using.

HEAT:  Wood stove.  Wood is NOT provided.


Activities


Bicycling

Show detail SHOW

Camping & Cabins

Show detail SHOW

Hiking

Hide detail HIDE

Day Hiking


Horse Riding & Camping

Show detail SHOW

Nature Viewing

Show detail SHOW