Crescent Lake Guard Station

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Crescent Lake Guard Station

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 on the Deschutes National Forest.

Crescent Lake is 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.

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.

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. 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.

  • Availability: Crescent Lake Guard Station is available for rent Memorial Day through early October. The Guard Station has a 2 night minimum stay requirement.
  • Price and Capacity: $120 per night per group, with a maximum of four occupants. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the guard station. Dogs/pets are not allowed inside the guard station.
  • Reservations: Reservations must be made 1 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit

Please plan to bring your own specialized cooking utensils as only basic cooking utensils are supplied. You will need to provide your own garbage bags, linens, sleeping bags/bedding, dish soap, and toiletries. There are no utility hookups. RV and tent camping are prohibited on site. Pets are allowed outside only.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made through
Rentals & Guides:
  • Please contact the Ranger District at (541) 433-3200 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 4:00 p.m.
  • The guard station is intended for no more than four people
  • There is no phone service and limited cell coverage
  • No utility hookups
  • No RV or tent camping allowed
  • The cabin is a non-smoking facility
  • Pets are allowed outside only
  • Please plan to bring your own specialized cooking utensils as basic cooking utensils are supplied. You will need to provide your own garbage bags, linens, sleeping bags/bedding, dish soap, and toiletries.
  • Cleaning supplies are provided and are located either under the sink or next to the refrigerator
  • Sweep all floors and mop if necessary (broom, Swiffer mops are in the storage space on the right of the fridge). Swiffer wipes under kitchen sink
  • Clean counter tops, stove/oven, and sink (cleaning supplies under kitchen sink)
  • Please pack out all food and garbage
  • Keep the building and grounds clean to deter squirrel, mice, rats, bears and other wildlife from area
  • Doors and windows should be locked and all personal items removed upon departure

Overview/Background Amenities
  • Beach Access
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Stove
  • Electricity
  • Flush Toilets
  • Heating Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Showers
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Water: Available
Restroom: Available
Operated By: Forest Service

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