Fish Lake Guard Station

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cfm
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Fish Lake Guard Station

Post by cfm » January 31st, 2018, 8:23 am

Last week, a group of us stayed at the Fish Lake Guard Station, near Santiam Pass.

This is the view of Fish Lake from the porch of our cabin. It sits on a porous lava bed, and drains in the summer into the McKenzie River.
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This is a historic site, a >100 year old remount waystation on the Santiam Wagon Road. A group of volunteers help renovate or maintain the structures, and the forest service rents out two of the cabins.
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During a snowstorm in January, there aren't many visitors, it felt like we were occupying a ghost town, or the last people remaining after the apocolypse. Delightful area!
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Re: Fish Lake Guard Station

Post by chiefWright » January 31st, 2018, 7:20 pm

Wow, how lovely. We snowshoed in last year and came away with the same impression. It's amazing how close the station is to hwys 20 & 126, yet it doesn't get a lot of attention. The setting for the cabin above the lake is just gorgeous.

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