USDA Forest Service
Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland
Cold Springs Guard Station, constructed in 1934, is a historic site tucked into the Ochoco National Forest. It served a special role as the switchboard station connecting phone calls between various fire lookouts and guard stations during the summer months, as well as housing for the…
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Cold Springs Cabin - Ochoco Nf (OR) is located in Oregon
From Prineville, Oregon: Travel approximately 13 miles east on Highway 26. Turn right at the junction to Ochoco Ranger Station (County Road 123), and travel 8 miles to the junction of Forest Service Roads 22 and 42. Stay right to merge onto Forest Service Road 42 and then travel approximately 19 more miles. Just after crossing the North Fork of the Crooked River turn left onto Forest Service Road 30 and travel approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 100 at the signs to Cold Springs Guard Station. Turn right again just as the road forks and proceed through the gate. The route is easily accessible by car, with paved roads most of the way. The last 2 miles to the cabin are on a good dirt road. There is ample parking space for up to eight cars.