National Register of Historic Places in Jackson County

National Register #00000462: Big Elk Guard Station in Rogue River National Forest 17 September 2010
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National Register #00000462
Big Elk Guard Station
Big Elk Road at South Fork Little Butte Creek Road
Rogue River National Forest
Built 1929

An interpretative sign near the building reads:

Big Elk Guard Station

The Forest Service built this cabin in 1929. Forest guards and fire-fighting crews lived in it each summer for over half a century. The present log structure is located on the same spot as an earlier guard station, a small two room log cabin erected in 1907. The original Big Elk Guard Station was the first forest structure built in the Crater (now Rogue River) National Forest.

Because of its "rustic style" architecture and its link to the earliest days of the Forest Service, Big Elk Guard Station has been included on the National Register of Historic Places.

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