|Northern Lite camper at Camp 18 (Julianne G. Crane)|
There are hundreds of logging-related historic artifacts, tons of antique logging equipment, a logging museum, and generous servings of pretty darn good food--it is called Camp 18.
|Camp 18 has ample RV parking. (Julianne G. Crane)|
Construction began in the early '70s with Gordon's friends joining him in the project.
|Expansive interior of restaurant. (Julianne G. Crane)|
It features an 85-foot ridgepole (see ceiling) that’s the largest such piece in the United States. It weighs approximately 25 tons and if cut would have 5,600 board feet of lumber in it.
|Authentic logging equipment (Julianne G. Crane)|
|Logging Memorial (Julianne G. Crane)|
|Jimmy Smith in Loggers Memorial. (Julianne G. Crane)|
For complete information about the Loggers' Memorial project, click here.
If you go:Camp 18 Restaurant & Loggers Memorial
42362 Highway 26
Elsie, Oregon 97138
Hours of operation are:
Sunday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
There is plenty of large RV-size parking in the lot.
-- Julianne G. Crane
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Photos: (Chick on images to enlarge.) External and interior photos of Camp 18 Restaurant. Some of the authentic logging equipment on display. Jimmy Smith reading through brief bios of dozens of loggers, many of whom died working in the woods. (Julianne G. Crane)