Fremont Point Cabin is located on top of the Winter Rim in North Central Lake County, Oregon. The newly constructed cabin, which was completed in the summer of 2015, sits on the same footprint as its predecessor, which was destroyed during a forest fire in 2002. Through numerous donations of funding, materials, and volunteer labor, the cabin has been rebuilt and is now ready for you to enjoy. While the cabin is available year-round, off season access may be limited to foot or snowmobile depending on weather conditions, as the roads are not maintained in the winter.
Recreational activities within close proximity of Fremont Point Cabin include horseback riding, wildlife viewing and photography, mountain biking, OHV riding, hunting, fishing, kayaking and boating. Numerous trails including the Fremont National Recreation Trail and Oregon Timber Trail are also nearby.
The large two-sided deck provides ample room to sit, relax and enjoy the vistas. Inside, the cabin contains one set of bunk beds (two twins) and one queen-size bed. There is room for additional sleeping arrangements, which guests must provide. Also included in the cabin are an LP Range Top, refrigerator, several LP lamps, and a wood stove for heat, firewood is available at the cabin. A newly constructed vault toilet is available next to the cabin. The closest convenience store is a 45 minute drive one-way; so visitors are reminded to bring their own water, bedding, and any other necessary items for their stay.
Poised on the edge of an escarpment at almost 3,000 feet above Summer Lake, Fremont Point Cabin offers a breathtaking view of the valley below. Due to the remoteness of this site, visitors can enjoy the opportunity for personal reflection while watching a variety of weather patterns across Summer Lake.
The panoramic view from the edge of the Winter Rim is amazing. And, the National Recreational Trail which skirts along the escarpment edge provides an endless number of opportunities to view the valley below. A short hike west from the cabin finds a totally different ecosystem, thriving with large ponderosa and lodge pole pine. Thirty minutes to the south are the headwaters for the Wild and Scenic Sycan River, which is an easy day hike on the historic Hanan Trail from the developed trailhead on FSR 28.Summer Travel:
From the Paisley Ranger District Office in Paisley, Oregon: Travel north on State Route 31 for 34.2 miles, between mile posts 64 and 65, turn left (west) onto the graveled Forest Service Road (FSR) 2901. Follow FSR 2901 for 16.1 miles. Turn left (east) on FSR 034 and continue for 2.3 miles to the Fremont National Recreation Trailhead. From the trailhead, continue .3 miles on the narrow access road to Fremont Cabin. If you are traveling with a large RV or pulling a trailer, the road should be scouted prior to driving to the cabin, as there is limited parking and turning space available.
From Silver Lake, travel south on County road 4-12 to the Forest Boundary where the road turns into Forest Service Road 28. Follow this road for approximately 16 miles to road 2916 and follow plowed roads 2916 and 3012-014 for 2.2 miles up to and past the Sycan Electrical Power Substation to the snow park (N42.51.044 W120.58.814). The snow park has a plowed out parking area where the trail starts for those using snowshoes or cross country skis, or snowmobiles..
For winter travelers the snow conditions are variable but generally drive in access is not possible and you must use snowshoes, skis, or snowmobiles to access Fremont Cabin. It is recommended that you check snowtel stations in the area for snow depth. The routes are very remote and navigation, although marked can become difficult in adverse weather conditions. Plan ahead and start your trip early in the morning to allow enough time to reach the cabin. The trail is not groomed and may need broken-in. Please be prepared for a strenuous winter backcountry trip and carry emergency winter camping materials, first aid, map/GPS, and extra food and water. Directions for the recommended marked route(s) are as follows:
The snowshoe/ski trail is marked with blue diamond shaped tags attached to trees, and it is approximately 10 miles to the Fremont Point Cabin, using forest roads 3012-014, 3012, 3012-015 and 2901-034. The snowmobile route is marked with orange diamond shaped tags and is approximately 15 miles following forest roads 3012, 2901 and 2901-034. There is a shelter with a wood stove and firewood as a halfway point to the cabin from the snowpark lot.
Contact phone: Silver Lake Ranger Station, 541-576-2107541-576-2107N