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Overview of Summit Guard Station Bunkhouse Campground

The Summit Guard Station Bunkhouse Campground is a unique camping option located within the Umatilla National Forest in the state of Oregon, United States. It offers a more structured and sheltered camping experience compared to traditional tent camping.

Features and Amenities

  • Bunkhouse Facilities: Originally built in the 1930s, the bunkhouse has been renovated to provide modern comforts while retaining its historic charm.
  • Accommodation Capacity: The bunkhouse can typically accommodate around 4 to 8 people, with several beds available for use.
  • Utilities and Comforts: It includes basic utilities such as electricity, heating, and sometimes even a kitchen with appliances.
  • Outdoor Access: The location provides access to a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and exploring the scenic surroundings.

Reservation Information

  • Booking: The bunkhouse can be reserved in advance, often through the U.S. Forest Service or a designated reservation system.
  • Fees: There is usually a nightly fee for using the facility, which helps with the upkeep and maintenance.

Rules and Regulations

  • Capacity Limits: It's important to adhere to the capacity limits for both safety and resource protection.
  • Pets: Pets might be allowed, but it’s critical to check the specific rules and regulations of the site.
  • Leave No Trace: Like all natural areas, visitors are expected to follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the environment.
  • Fire Safety: Any use of fire, including campfires and stoves, must follow the forest's fire regulations, which can vary depending on the season and current conditions.

Access and Location

  • Directions: Accessing the bunkhouse usually requires driving on forest roads, which can range in condition from paved to gravel or dirt. Detailed directions should be obtained from the Forest Service.
  • Weather Considerations: The road conditions can be significantly affected by weather, including snow and rain, so planning according to the season is advised.

Activities in the Area

  • Hiking Trails: The Umatilla National Forest is filled with trails offering stunning vistas and opportunities to see local flora and fauna.
  • Fishing and Hunting: Depending on the season, visitors might engage in fishing in nearby streams or hunting in designated areas.
  • Winter Sports: In the winter, the area can be a great place for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and other snow-based activities.

Contact Information

For the most current information, including availability, pricing, and any restrictions, potential visitors should contact the local ranger district or visit the official Umatilla National Forest website. Contact information can usually be found through the forest service or government websites associated with recreational bookings.

Remember to always verify the latest updates and details prior to planning your trip, as conditions and policies can change with time.

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