Crescent Lake Guard Station, Oregon Hiking Trails Info, Map & More

Crescent Lake Guard Station, Oregon Hiking Trail Information

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Crescent Lake Guard Station

The Crescent Lake Guard Station, built in the early 1930s, is a one bedroom, one bath cabin on the eastern shore of Crescent Lake, managed by the Crescent Ranger District on the Deschutes National Forest.

Crescent Lake is in a naturally glaciated basin behind a moraine dam and lays just east of the summit of the Cascade Mountain Range in northern Klamath County. It is a popular recreation lake in a setting of wooded shorelines, sandy beaches and brilliant blue-green water. The Guard Station sits atop a small hill overlooking Crescent Lake in an open ponderosa stand.

The Guard Station is approximately 670 square feet with a full kitchen, a furnished living room that includes a couch (folds out to full bed), an original buffet, a desk and a newly installed gas wood stove’s heater. The kitchen includes a fridge, stove and sink. The bedroom has a full bed, and the restroom has a claw foot tub, a toilet and a pedestal sink. Outside amenities include a picnic table, a fire grill and a horseshoe pit.

This area is a typical Oregon summer recreation area which features Crescent Lake, Odell Lake, Waldo Lake and Gold Lake. The Diamond Peak Wilderness trail can be accessed nearby. A boat launch is nearby, and Crescent Lake Resort is within walking distance and offers a number of services including food, fishing supplies and boat rentals.

  • Availability: Crescent Lake Guard Station is available for rent Memorial Day through early October. The Guard Station has a 2 night minimum stay requirement.
  • Price and Capacity: $120 per night per group, with a maximum of four occupants. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the guard station. Dogs/pets are not allowed inside the guard station.
  • Reservations: Reservations must be made 1 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit

Please plan to bring your own specialized cooking utensils as only basic cooking utensils are supplied. You will need to provide your own garbage bags, linens, sleeping bags/bedding, dish soap, and toiletries. There are no utility hookups. RV and tent camping are prohibited on site. Pets are allowed outside only.

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