Antlers Guard Station
This cozy, rustic cabin has two small rooms - a combined bedroom and living room and a kitchen. The combined living room and bedroom is furnished with a double futon and two sets of bunk beds. The kitchen is furnished with a table and chairs, and equipped with a propane appliances (cook stove, refrigerator and oven), as well as utensils for cooking and eating. The cabin has a propane fireplace for heating and propane lights. A vault toilet and garage are located near the cabin. Water is available from an outside hand pump, and there is a fire ring and picnic table for outdoor dining. Cell phone coverage is limited in the area.
The cabin is popular during the winter months with cross-country skiers and snowmobilers as designated groomed snowmobile routes are in the vicinity. Other activities include hiking, mountain biking down forest roads, fishing, and riding OHVs.
The Guard Station, a historical site constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), is located adjacent to the scenic North Fork Burnt River and is only a couple of miles from the historic Whitney area.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||This recreation rental is available for reservations from recreation.gov, under 'Park or Facility Name' type in 'Antlers Guard Station Cabin'. Fees and other information about the facility is found on this rec.gov website.|
|Area Amenities:||Fee charged for some activities, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking|
|Open Season:||May - October|
|Restrictions:||General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
|Closest Towns:||Baker City, Oregon (38 miles), John Day, Oregon (46 miles)|
|Water:||Seasonally available from hand well|
|Restroom:||Outside vault toilet|
|Information Center:||Whitman Ranger District|
From Baker City, OR, travel south on State Highway 7 to County Road 529 approximately 35 miles; Turn south at the old Whitney town site. Follow County 529 approximately 2 miles along the North Fork of the Burnt River.
From John Day, OR, travel east on State Highway 26 east to Austin Junction, and turn north on State Highway 7; On State Highway 7 go to County Road 529 approximately 15 miles. Turn south at the old Whitney town site. Follow County Road 529 approximately 2 miles along the North Fork of the Burnt River.
During the winter, County Road 529/535 is intermittently plowed. Snow can get deep in the driveway and high clearance vehicles, chains, or shovels are recommended.
No smoking inside of cabin
Pets are welcome but must remain outside
There is additional room for limited tent camping
Large undesignated parking area
Vault toilet installed in 2017
Hand pump for water
Propane cook stove with oven
Annual Accomplishments with Recreation Rentals Fees
The 2005 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) permits federal land management agencies to charge modest fees at campgrounds, trailheads, rental cabins and other high-impact recreation areas on federal lands. Similar to other national forests, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest re-invests over 95% of these funds to maintain, operate and enhance the facility where they were collected. These annual accomplishments make the facility safer and more enjoyable for our visitors.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
The cabin is popular during the winter months with cross-country skiers and snowmobilers as designated groomed snowmobile routes are in the vicinity.
Other activities include hiking, mountain biking down forest roads, hunting and fishing, and riding OHVs Also, watch for birds and wildlife, let children splash in nearby creeks, explore and relax!
River and Stream Fishing
Stream fishing along the North Fork Burnt River.
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing from cabin on forest roads
|Picnic tables:||In front of cabin|
|Fee charged for some activities:||Overnight fee required|
|Parking:||RV and trailer parking|
|Toilets:||Outside non-acessible vault toilet|
|Drinking water:||Seasonally available hand- pump well|