Sycamore Cabin

Constructed by the CCC in 1938, this historic ranger’s residence sits on the edge of Sycamore Creek, providing an opportunity to explore a unique riparian area just outside the back door.  Enjoy serenity, spectacular views, hiking trails—including part of the Great Western Trail—and time "away from it all."  At an elevation of 4000 feet, Sycamore Cabin enjoys moderate climate and temperatures year-round.  Corrals, a water trough, and proximity to Pine Mountain Wilderness make this a favored vacation destination for horse riders.


The cabin is enclosed by a fenced yard and has hot water, a flush toilet, shower, and electricity.  Sleeping accommodations for eight: a double bed in one room, two sets of bunk beds in the second room, and a pull-out sofa bed in the living room. The large front porch is an inviting place to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. The kitchen has all the basic amenities including a sink, electric range, and refrigerator. There is a limited supply of pots, pans, plates, and silverware. The cabin has gas heating and air conditioning. It also has a functional wood stove. There are no phone or television services available. Cell phone service in the immediate area is very limited.

Things You'll Need:

  • Food
  • Bedding and towels
  • Spare clothing (rain gear suggested)
  • Trash bags
  • Dishes, utensils, and cookware
  • Dishwashing liquid and dish rag
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Compass and map
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight

Recreational opportunities in the surrounding area: Along with the starry nights, outdoor fire ring, and picnic facilities, visitors to Sycamore cabin enjoy fishing, hiking, horse riding, OHV riding, mountain biking, and more...

At a Glance

Fees: 1-6 people: $125/night; 7-8 people: $150/night
Restrictions: Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in the cabin. Obey seasonal fire restrictions for smoking in areas outside of the cabin. Fully extinguish and properly dispose of cigarette butts. Pets/Animals: Pets are not permitted in the cabin but are welcome outside on a leash.
Up to four horses are permitted. There is a corral area and open space to tether or hobble horses. You must supply feed for the horses and it must be certified weed-free. Children around the water must be supervised by adults at all times.

General Information


This is a historic building.  There are several steps leading up to the porch, and interior doorways are not of regulation width to be called "accessible."


From Phoenix, take I-17 north about 80 miles to Exit 268, the Dugas/Orme Road exit. Go east toward Dugas. You will be on Forest Service Road 68. Travel east 8 miles continuing past Dugas for half a mile and then turn right (south) at the "Sycamore A.S." (Forest Service Road 68F) road sign. Continue 1 mile to the cabin.


Parking for up to four vehicles, with ample turn around for horse trailers.


Cabin Rentals

A secluded, creekside get away with most modern amenities--except for phone and Internet service.  What more could you want?

Fees: $125.00/night for up to eight people; RV hook-up $25.00/night allows for two extra people
Reservation required?: Y

Horse Camping

Corrals at Sycamore Cabin accommodate up to four horses.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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