Cold Springs Guard Station, constructed in 1934, is a historic site tucked into the Ochoco National Forest. It served a special role as the switchboard station connecting phone calls between various fire lookouts and guard stations during the summer months, as well as housing for the fire guard and his family. The current cabin replaced an earlier one that was destroyed by fire. Cold Springs Guard Station continued to be used by Forest Service employees into the 1990s, and remnants of its past can still be seen today. This is the perfect destination for guests wanting the creature comforts of a home while in a rustic, natural setting. This cabin is can be reserved from mid-May through mid-October, and it accommodates up to eight people. This cabin is not available the first Tuesday of each month for water testing, cleaning and maintenance. Entry to the guard station is by combination lock; the combination code is included with confirmation letter No RVs or camp trailers are allowed at this site The maximum number of people is eight No domestic livestock allowed at this site Smoking is prohibited inside cabin Several old and fragile items, such as a map of Cold Springs, are left for visitor interest; please treat them with care Visitors are expected to clean cabin before leaving Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire closures, road, weather or storms Guests should be aware that there is a risk of exposure to hantavirus when visiting remote cabins; click here to learn more Click here for more information about Ochoco National Forest Don’t Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
- Fire Pit
- Picnic Table