Hemlock Butte Cabin

Southern Oregon Cascades, Oregon

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  • From the Three Lakes Sno-Park, follow Forest Road 3703. Note, this road is shared with snowmobilers.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • Skinning in on Forest Road 3703 for about 2 miles. - Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • Make a right at this intersection of Forest Road 3703 and NF-300. Mount Bailey can be seen through the trees.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • Skier-only trail to the cabin (NF 380).- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • Skiing in on the non-motorized Forest Road 380.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • Arrival at the Hemlock Butte Cabin. - Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • Ground level of the cabin. No electricity or running water. Outhouse and wood storage are behind the clear plastic sheet.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • Festivities around the wood stove.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • The the second story platform for sleeping. There is one more smaller level above for additional people that is accessed by ladder.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • Snow was up to the second level, requiring snow stairs to enter.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • The Hemlock Butte cabin at night.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • A clear starry night over the Hemlock Butte cabin.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • A clear starry night over the Hemlock Butte cabin.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
  • The cabin without the snow pack.- Hemlock Butte Cabin
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Reservable and inexpensive. Sleeps 12. Rustic. Access to backcountry skiing.
Cons: 
Reservations fill quickly.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Cascades, OR
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Sno-Park Parking Permit
Open Dates: 
November 01 to April 17
Outhouse only: 
Yes
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Partly cloudy overnight.
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Light rain starting in the evening.
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Light rain starting in the afternoon.
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Foggy in the morning.
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Thu

Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
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Partly cloudy in the morning.
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Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
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Details

ADA/Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Pet Friendly (allowed inside): 
No
Wood Stove: 
Yes
Electricity: 
No
Heating (forced air or radiant): 
No
Potable Water: 
No
Showers: 
No
Firewood Provided: 
Yes
Kitchen: 
No
Outdoor Fire Pit/BBQ: 
No
Linens provided: 
No

Reservation Information

Managed by: 
Forest Service
Reservation phone #: 
(541)498-253
Address: 
United States
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Property Description

Property Description

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Situated in the Southern Oregon Cascades at the foot of Hemlock Butte lies this cozy, rustic, three-story, A-frame cabin. The cabin is popular with backcountry skiers due to its proximity to the base of Mount Bailey. 

The cabin was built by the Edelweiss Ski Club in 1990 before being handed over to the Forest Service for repairs and management. The cabin features a central wood stove for heating and melting snow for water as there is no potable water on site. There are a few benches and a small table on the ground floor next to the stove. Firewood is provided inside the cabin as well as in a rear room that also houses the privy. Remember to bring toilet paper and a lamp because there is no electricity! The second story is a sleeping area where people can lay their own bedding on the floor. An additional sleeping area can be found on the smaller third story. The cabin can accommodate up to 12 people, and reservations are possible through Recreation.gov. Note that if you do not reserve the entire 12 spots, other people can reserve the remaining spots.

The Hemlock Butte Trail begins about 2 miles up the Three Lakes Sno-Park (NF-3703, shared with snowmobiles). Take a right turn at the first intersection on the Bailey Connect Trail (NF-300). Ski east for about 0.2 miles to the beginning of the Hemlock Butte Trail (NF-380) on the left, which is marked by a skier symbol. The cabin is ahead after another 1.6 miles of backcountry skiing or snowshoeing.

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