The Ditch Creek Guard Station Cab location is in Heppner, Oregon
97836. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.
If you have any questions about the Ditch Creek Guard Station Cab facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.
P.O. Box 7
Campground information Heppner, Oregon
Ditch Creek Guard Station, located about 27 miles southeast of Heppner, Oregon, is a comfortable little cabin that accommodates six overnight guests, plus additional guests camped in a tent outside. Equestrian campers are welcome and a corral with trough is provided.
The guard station was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the mid-1930s. It is a classic example of forest building structures of that era and is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. It was used by forest fireguards who would ride their horse deep into the forest’s interior to look for wisps of smoke from lightning strikes or check on communications lines along the Forest Service roads. It became a recreation rental in 1997.
The route to the cabin is located off the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway, which boasts incredible views. Over 26 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, ranging between 4,100 and 5,300 elevation, traverse forests and meadows throughout the Heppner Ranger District. Fishing opportunities abound in nearby streams, Penland Lake and Bull Prairie Lake. Other activities include hunting for deer and elk, mushroom and berry picking, wildlife viewing and enjoying the scenic landscape.
The cabin is a one-story building containing a bedroom, living room, kitchen with nook and a bathroom. The cabin does not meet accessibility standards due to narrow doorways and halls. A picnic table, campfire ring and a 20′ X 20′ horse corral with water trough are located outside. Guests may pitch tents in the yard for additional sleeping options.
Two bunk beds, a dresser, and a chair are in the bedroom, and the living room has a futon, loveseat, side table, a dining table with four chairs, and a heating stove. A cook stove, fire extinguisher, cookware, silverware and dishes are included in the kitchen. All appliances and lighting are propane, which is provided by the Forest Service.
Potable water is available. Guests must bring food, bedding, toiletries, matches, a flashlight, first aid kit and similar camping gear. Cleaning supplies are provided in a closet by the door and guests are expected to clean the cabin before they leave. Click here for more cabin details.
The cabin sits near Ditch Creek on a large, flat lawn surrounded by a dense pine forest at an elevation of 4,800 feet. The creek is one of numerous small perennial streams that flow south into the North Fork John Day River. There is a small pond adjacent that is also stocked with fish.
Deer and elk are likely to be seen in the area, and as evening falls, guests can watch bats flit and swoop above the yard.
The nearest town with a general store is in Heppner, a 40-minute drive away, although ice and some food options are available at the Morrow County OHV park 14 miles away.
Frequently Asked Questions About P.O. Box 7 Heppner, OR
How do I make a reservation with Ditch Creek Guard Station Cab?
To make reservations at Ditch Creek Guard Station Cab, you can call the office at 541-676-9187.
Where is Ditch Creek Guard Station Cab located?
The Ditch Creek Guard Station Cab is located at P.O. Box 7 in Heppner,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.
Does Ditch Creek Guard Station Cab have tent or RV camping?
Ditch Creek Guard Station Cab offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 541-676-9187 to make sure things haven’t changed.