Peavy Cabin

  

A log cabin surrounded by a pine and fir tree forest

Peavy Cabin is located along the Wild and Scenic North Fork John Day River near stands of Douglas fir, white fir, western larch and lodgepole pine. This historic cabin was once used as a remote Forest Service guard station and has been available for public rental for over 20 years. The rustic, one-room log cabin contains a fireplace with a wood stove for heating, a large table and benches, and enough beds to sleep four. The kitchen is equipped with a gas range, refrigerator and sink, as well as some cooking and serving utensils. The grounds are partially fenced and include a horse corral and wood shed, as well as a large yard for additional tent camping. A vault toilet is located near the cabin. There is no potable water on site, and visitors must bring plenty for drinking, washing and cooking.

History

Built in 1934 by Dr. George Wilcox Peavy, Dean of the School of Forestry at Oregon Agricultural College (later Oregon State University), the facility was used as his outdoor laboratory to instruct forestry students. Since the cabin was turned over to the Forest Service, several restoration projects have kept the integrity and charm of this historic structure, which is now recorded in the Heritage Resource Inventory as a historic site.

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At a Glance

Reservations: This recreation rental is available for reservations from recreation.gov, under 'Park or Facility Name' type in 'Peavy Cabin (OR)'. Fees and other information about the facility is found on this recreation.gov website.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees A fee is required to use this site. See reservation section.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
  • No smoking inside of the cabin
  • Pets are welcome but must remain outside
  • Additonal use RVs, tents and trailers must be within the capcity of the cabin and site useage. Guest camping at the site is not allowed.
Other restrictions are found at www.recreation.gov
Closest Towns: Baker City, Oregon (49 miles) ; La Grande, Oregon (59 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Outside vault toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Whitman Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:
  • No smoking inside of the cabin
  • Pets are welcome but must remain outside
  • There is additional room for limited tent camping
  • Large undesignated parking area
Amenities
  • Outside Non-accessible Vault Toilet
  • Wood Stove
  • Propane Gas Range
  • Propane Gas Refrigerator
  • Propane Gas Lights
  • Horse Corral

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.


Directions:

From Baker City, OR head north on Highway 30 toward Haines approximately 10 miles; In Haines turn left and follow the Anthony Lake Highway signs (turns into Forest Road 73) for 25 miles to the Anthony Lake Recreation Area; Travel past the Anthony Lakes Ski Area and go about 11.5 miles more on Forest Road 73 to Forest Road 380; Turn left on Forest Road 380 and go about 3 miles to Peavy Cabin on the right side of the road.

From La Grande, OR head south on Interstate 84 for 25 mile to exit 285 inNorth Powder, Oregon; In North Powder follow the ski area signs on Highway 237 for 4 miles to Ellis Road; Turn left on Ellis Road and go about 1 mile to the Anthony Lake Highway; Turn right and follow the Anthony Lake Highway (becomes Forest Road 73) for 16 miles to the Anthony Lake Recreation Area; Travel past the Anthony Lakes Ski Area and go about 11.5 miles more on Forest Road 73 to Forest Road 380; Turn left on Forest Road 380 and go about 3 miles to Peavy Cabin on the right side of the road.

NOTE: Forest Road 380 road is an unpaved single lane road.
 


Accessibility:

The cabin is not accessible.


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Amenities

Picnic tables Near cabin
Toilets Outside vault toilet
Parking Large parking area near cabin
Fee charged for some activities Overnight rental cabin fee required
Tent camping Small tent camping with required cabin rental fee
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.91025056816176

  Longitude : 
-118.2641122820746

  Elevation : 
5880 feet

 

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