Summit Creek Guard Station – LaGrande OR

City:
LaGrande, OR

Site Type:
Federal Facilities, Forestry and Agriculture, CCC Camps, Ranger Stations

New Deal Agencies:
Conservation and Public Lands, Work Relief Programs, US Forest Service (USFS), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Started:
1933

Completed:
1938

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

Located in the Umatilla Forest of northeastern Oregon, the Summit Creek Guard Station provides an early example of the US Forest Service’s development of such forest management complexes. Overtime, guard stations replaced lookout towers.

Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees began construction of the complex in 1933. Other sources attribute development of the complex to work completed in 1938. The Depression-era bunkhouse and warehouse still stand. The bunkhouse is available for rental use.

 

 

Source notes

"Summit Creek Guard Station," Oregon State Historic Preservation Office Database (Viewed June 27, 2023). https://heritagedata.prd.state.or.us/historic/index.cfm?do=v.dsp_siteSummary&resultDisplay=658475

"Summit Creek Guard Station Bunkhouse," Recreation.gov website (Viewed July 5, 2023). https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/234461/availability

 

Site originally submitted by Judith T Kenny on July 5, 2023.

Location Info


Forest Service Road 3113
OR 97859
Umatilla County

Coordinates: 45.536629088478804, -118.31019364389502

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