Whisky Camp Guard Station
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).
Renters are responsible for cleaning interior surfaces upon arrival and departure. The Forest Service will provide cleaning supplies but cannot guarantee their availability in the case that they have been used or taken by previous occupants. Renters are advised to bring extra cleaning supplies.
- 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: Whisky Camp Guard Station is open for reservations every day of the week. 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.
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.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||12/27/2022: Road is clear to the cabin, and there is currently no snow in the vicinity of the cabin. Due to an active timber sale in the area, please take the 3114 road when traveling to the cabin.|
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.
- Pets are welcome
- No smoking
- Whisky Cabin is cleaned on Tuesday mornings. Cleaning will not interfere with guests.
- Vault toilet
- Fire pit
- Propane heat
- Cook stove
- There is an additional area for tent camping
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
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.
Alerts & Warnings
- Forest Order 06-15-03-22-464 Rescinded 09/21/2022
- Forest Order 06-15-03-22-468 Dated 09/21/2022
- Forest Order 06-15-03-22-467 Rescinded 09/13/2022
- Road 4720 & 4720-005 Closed Starting 9/19/22
- Forest Order #06-18-00-22-14 Dated 08/04/2022
- Termination of Order No. 06-15-00-22-460 No PURS in Effect
- Stay Limit on the Umpqua National Forest