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Mckee Bridge Community Kitchen

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

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Summary

McKee Bridge Community Kitchen is a registered National Historic Site featuring large pine timber and CCC masonry stone fireplace, situated in Oregon's Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Visitors can explore nearby volcanic peaks, rivers, old-growth forests, and popular outdoor activities like fishing, swimming, skiing and more. The area is home to diverse wildlife, and nearby attractions such as the Red Buttes Wilderness and surrounding lakes.

Overview

Situated along the rocky banks of the Applegate River, the McKee Bridge Community Kitchen is a fantastic day-use picnic shelter and registered National Historic Site. The shelter is constructed with large pine timber and features Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) masonry, including a beautiful stone fireplace. Groups often reserve McKee Community Kitchen when holding a wedding ceremony on the neighboring historic covered bridge. Located in southwest Oregon in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest at an elevation of 1,600 feet, this day-use area boasts nearby volcanic peaks, scenic rivers and fantastic old-growth forests.

Recreation

The area surrounding this day-use area offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to hike, fish, swim, ski and enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities throughout the year.

Nearby Applegate Lake is a recreation lake located north of the spectacular Red Buttes Wilderness Area. The lake is popular for swimming, cycling, boating, canoeing, fishing and hiking the various trails.

Mule Mountain Trail offers visitors a special opportunity to access the hillsides above the Applegate Valley and witness the seasonal changes in wildlife activity. It is a long distance hike winding up and around the arid ridges of the Oregon Siskiyou Range. In the spring time, dwarf star tulips, lilies, shooting stars, larkspurs and buttercups puncture the needle and leaf mat and adorn the grass floor.

Facilities

The McKee Bridge Community Kitchen is a covered group site. Reservation is for Community Kitchen shelter. The nearby picnic area is separate and not included in the reservation.

Natural Features

The unique character of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is composed of two distinct geological provinces; the Cascade Range and the Siskiyou Mountains.

The Cascade Range is dominated by snow-capped volcanic peaks, such as 9,495 foot Mt. McLoughlin, located within the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

The Siskiyou area embodies the most complex and treasured plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. World-class wild rivers, biological diversity, remarkable fisheries resources and complex watersheds define the Siskiyou.

Diverse landscapes provide habitat for a wide-range of wildlife, from spotted owls and bull elk to salamanders and sandhill cranes.

Nearby Attractions

The United States Congress designated the Red Buttes Wilderness in 1984 and it now includes a total of 19,940 acres. Management of the Red Buttes Wilderness, located on the California/Oregon border, is shared by the Klamath National Forest and the Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest.

Several, nearby lakes are close to McKee. Acorn Woman Peak looks south to Acorn Woman Lakes, a semi-primitive developed recreation area that accepts camping reservations from May through October. Applegate lake is a large reservoir with boat ramps, campgrounds, viewpoints and a developed recreation area named Hart tish. Both Acorn Woman Lakes and Applegate Lake are open for fishing year-round.

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Flumet Flat Group
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
1.0mi
Jackson On The Applegate River
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
1.1mi
Beaver Sulphur
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
2.2mi
Squaw Lakes
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
2.7mi
Squaw Peak Lookout
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
5.0mi 45%
Hart-Tish Park At Applegate Lake
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
5.4mi
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