Crescent Lake Guard Station
Trailhead in Deschutes National Forest
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