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Murderers Creek Guard Station

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USDA Forest Service

Malheur National Forest

Murderer's Creek Guard Station is in the heart of the Malheur National Forest, in central Oregon. It makes an excellent base camp for back country recreating, and is a cozy retreat for a couple and a fun opportunity to imagine the life of the early day forest rangers. The historic guard station is…

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The nearest town, Dayville, is about 30 miles away.

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Reviewed Sep. 9, 2020

Great little spot

Small Gaurd station but its all you need. It makes for a treat central  point for camping  or RV, but no beds in side cabin. We have slept on the floor  but the tard is perfect  for a tent or 3. The area is beautiful  but the creek  is so very tiny and back behind the cabin. It has a vault toilet…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Juice B.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2019

Loved the isolation in the middle of the forest.

Wife and I stayed here in June 2019, and loved it. The building is quaint with gaslights, and gas fireplace. The fold out bed is old and worn out. I recommend putting an air mattress or at least sleeping pads on it. 

There's a big refrigerator and gas stove in the kitchen, along with some pots and…

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Month of VisitJuly
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KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2017

Murderer's Creek is Full of Surprises

The Cabin

Besides the pullout couch leaving a lot to be desired, this little guard station was wonderful. Perfect for two, this cabin comes with propane heat and powered appliances, so no need to sacrifice meal quality or comfort. We were here for Thanksgiving and it was great to be able to…

Month of VisitDecember
  • Warm propane powered wood stove to keep the cabin warm
  • Area behind the Murderer's Creek Guard Station
  • Small propane powered stove in cabin -- possible to cook Thanksgiving dinner on it
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Murderers Creek Guard Station is located in Oregon

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From Burns, travel North on Highway 395 approximately 55 miles to County Road 63. Turn left on County Road 63 to the junction of Forest Service Road 21. Take a right onto Forest Service Road 21 and travel approximately 16 miles to the guard station. From John Day, OR., travel approximately 18 miles west on US Highway 26 to the junction with Forest Road 21. Turn south (left) on Forest Road 21, travel 12 miles to the guard station.


44.26055586 N
119.27583328 W

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