Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that we do not answer, please email us.

  • Can I drive to Barr Camp?
  • What do I bring?
  • Do I need to make reservations to stay overnight, even in the winter?
    • Yes – It is very unpleasant for both you and us if you arrive and we do not have space. If you come without reservations please be prepared to tent camp in the National Forest.
  • How long will it take me to hike to Barr Camp?
    • Sorry, there is no simple answer and no average which would apply to everyone. The hike is uphill and long, and the altitude can be a factor. You need to be sure it is within your ability, or turn around if you are over your head. A wild guess would be between 4 – 7 hours, depending on fitness, experience, the weight of your pack and other individual factors. The weather and the trail conditions also factor in to the time estimate.
    • It really doesn’t matter how long it takes as long as you enjoy it, so take your time!
    • If you are having dinner with us you should plan to get here by 4:00 pm. Most people who attempt to get here right at 6:00 pm for dinner, don’t make it. It is not pleasant for you or for us when we have to tell you dinner is no longer served.
  • All of the following are answered on our accomodations page
    • Can I bring my dog to the camp?
    • When are you fully booked?
    • Can I store my gear?
    • Can I arrive late / depart early?
    • Can I stay with my infant/young child?
    • How much time before my stay should I submit my request?
    • Hey! I did not hear back from Barr Camp, what happened?
  • What is the weather like and what are your current temperatures?
    • See Barr Camp weather forecast and current weather at the summit on our Links page
    • Current trip reports, weather, photos, Q & A, and contacting us can all be done on our facebook page.
    • Email
  • Can I get drinking water at Barr Camp?
    • No – Water ready to drink is not available but there is a clear stream at the camp, you should filter/treat your water.
    • There is also stream water available three miles below Barr Camp at No Name Creek and three miles above, at timberline. See Hiking.
  • Are there outhouse’s at Barr Camp?
    • Yes.
  • Are there showers?
    • No
  • Can I wash my hands / face?
    • In the summer we normally have an outside sink with non-potable water available for washing. In the winter you must use the stream
    • We normally have hand sanitizer available
  • Is there electricity at Barr Camp?
    • No
  • Is there a phone at Barr Camp?
    • No – You MIGHT get a cell signal on your own phone. If you have an important contact to make you should do so before you arrive at the camp. There is not a reliable cell phone signal here.
  • Is there heat at Barr Camp?
    • Not in the summer.
    • In the winter we have the main cabin heated with wood fire. The open door to the bunk house allows heat to that area. At night there is no heat available. This is not as bad as it may sound as your sleeping bag will keep you plenty warm. As caretakers, we do not have heat where we are sleeping either.
      • Note: There is not an indefinite wood supply available to sustain Barr Camp for the future. This along with the tremendous amount of work it is to get the firewood to the camp makes it impossible and impractical to heat at night.
    • The upper cabin does have a wood stove in it. We ask that those in the upper cabin be very conservative with the wood in order to ensure future rental of the cabin in the winter,
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