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Tamarack Cabin offers outdoor enthusiasts a cozy cabin with epic views atop Tamarack Mountain. The cabin can accommodate four guests, and awards a unique opportunity to view miles of the Umatilla National Forest from sunup to sundown. The site was originally used as a fire detection lookout. The original structure was a platform built on a high tree in 1925. It was replaced with a 96-foot Aermotor tower in 1933, and a neighboring cabin was built to house Forest Service employees. A utility shed was also built. When the cabin burnt down in 1966, the shed was converted into housing. That same shed is where guests can stay today. The tower is also still standing, and visitor are welcome to climb up and enjoy the view. Entry to the cabin is by combination lock, provided in reservation confirmation letter The cabin no longer has a working refrigerator. If needed ice can be purchased from nearby Morrow County OHV Park. Please call the district office at (541) 676-9187 prior to arrival to check on weather conditions and road access This is a high cliff area; please exercise caution, especially with children The last mile to the cabin is steep and rocky; a high clearance vehicle is strongly recommended Campfires are generally prohibited July – September; please check with ranger district for updated fire restrictions Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack in-pack out" facility Winter rentals are not guaranteed due to difficult accessibility For current fire restrictions and closures, click here 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.


  • BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table
  • Propane
  • Restroom

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