The Fish Lake Remount Depot Cabins sit at an altitude of 3,200 feet near the Santiam Pass Winter Recreation Area of the Willamette National Forest. These cabins were built in 1924 and are rustic, historic wood structures that include a dispatcher's cabin, a springhouse shed, a garage/woodshed and a fire hose shelter. The commissary cabin and a supervisor's cabin, known as the Hall House, are available as rentals either separately or together. The compound was once used to house firefighters and corral horses. It is still used as a rest and resupply station by the Forest Service horsepacker heading in and out of Wilderness areas. Guests must walk, cross-country ski or snowshoe approximately three-quarters of a mile to access the cabins from Lava Lake Sno-Park. Entry to cabin is by key. The key is located in a combination lock box mounted next to the door. The combination can be found in your confirmation letter under Security Alerts.Please call the McKenzie River Ranger District 72 hours prior to arrival at (541) 822-3381 (Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30) for updated information. There is no water at this site; guests must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing Sno-Park Permits are required between November 15 and April 30, <a href=” http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/vehicle/sno_park_permits.shtml”>click here to learn more New security infrastructure has been installed at Lava Lake Sno-Park Guests must pack out all trash and clean cabin before departure No tent, trailer or RV camping on this site Livestock and pets are not allowed Guests should contact the Ranger District prior to arriving to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms, etc., that may affect their visit Learn more about the <a href=” http://www.fs.usda.gov/willamette”>Willamette National Forest Fish Lake Day Use Area located at approximately mile post 1.5 on Highway 126 (approximately 1.5 miles South of Highway 126/20 junction) is available for unloading supplies for transport to the cabins. This pull out is approximately 1/8 mile from the cabins. Please note that overnight parking or long term parking is not permitted here and access to this parking area may vary depending on snow levels and plowing frequency. Overnight parking is provided at Lava Lake Sno-Park (see directions section). To access cabins from the Fish Lake Day Use parking area walk past the gate and into the day use area and continue north past the restrooms and through the wooden gate. Proceed north through a second wooden gate, go past the interpretive kiosk on the left and continue to the cabins. 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