Fall River Guard Station

Area Status: Open

Fall River Guard StationStep out the back door of Fall River Guard Station and you'll be at the spring-fed headwaters of the Fall River, a prime location for fly fishing. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Bend area attractions, such as the High Desert Museum and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, are just minutes away. Less adventurous? Enjoy a good book while relaxing in the cabin's screened front porch.  Or stretch your legs along the Fall River Trail.

This rustic, single story cabin is nestled in a lodgepole pine forest at the picturesque headwaters of Fall River. The cozy 600 square foot cabin has two bedrooms, a kitchen, and living room. Sleeping accommodations include one full bed, a twin bed, and a two person futon in the living room. The heater, refrigerator, lights and stove are all run off propane. The kitchen is furnished with basic cookware and cutlery. A picnic table is provided for outdoor dining.

Visitors need to bring their own bedding, towels, cleaning supplies, flash light and first aid kit for emergencies. There is no potable water at this site, and visitors must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing. A vault toilet is located on the premises.

  • Availability: Fall River Guard Station is available for rent May through October.
  • Price and Capacity: $90 per night per group, with a maximum of five occupants.  There is easy access and a level area for RV and tent camping on site.  Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the guard station.
  • Reservations: Reservations must be made three days in advance. The maximum length stay is seven consecutive nights. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov


The Fall River Guard Station was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Cascadia style of the Pacific Northwest Region. The cabin was originally used as an outpost to fight forest fires and is eligible for listing on the National Historic Register.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Reservation Only
Open Season: April 1 - November 30

General Information


From Bend, Oregon, take Highway #97 south, get off at the Sunriver exit and drive west. Go straight through the roundabout, and continue driving until you reach Century Drive, then turn left. Follow this road south for about three miles until you reach the junction with South Century Drive (also State Route #42). Turn right and head west for approximately eleven miles. Fall River Guard Station is on the left side of the road and is not easily seen until you are upon it.

General Notes:
  • No smoking
  • Pet are allowed outside only


  • Beds
  • Vault toilet
  • Dishes
  • Cookware and cutlery
  • Table and chairs
  • Propane stove
  • Propane lights
  • Propane refrigerator
  • Propane heater
  • There is easy access and a level area for RV and tent camping on site

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Cabin Rentals

The cabin is a half hour drive from the city of Bend and fifteen minutes from the town of Sunriver. There are endless opportunities for recreation nearby, including fly fishing, driving the Cascades Lake Scenic Byway, fishing and boating on Wickiup and Crane Prairie Reservoirs, and the geologic wonders at Newberry National Volcanic Monument.  Learn about the culture and wildlife on the high plateau at The High Desert Museum, explore the Three Sisters Wilderness, and hike along the Wild and Scenic Deschutes River.  

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at

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