Sunday, December 9, 2012


During the Civil War battle of Tebbs Bend, a log cabin was used as a makeshift dispensary and hospital. It was rescued, restored and moved to the USCOE visitor center at the Green River reservoir.


We have been trying to visit and look at it for three years now, with out being able to.


There are signs out on the highway that leads to the dam, that list the visitor center and the civil war cabin as tourist attractions. Yet, the gate is always closed and locked.

Oh, well, so much for getting information or touring the cabin. Corps of Engineers, what’s up with that ?



Here is a paste from the USCOE website about the cabin: Just outside, visitors can tour The Atkinson Griffon Log house which was used as a civil war hospital, have a picnic or take in one of the many hiking trails. The Center is also a one stop shop to get information and brochures on all there is to do at Green River Lake and the surrounding area. So, on your next visit to Green River Lake, make it a point to stop by the Visitor Center and learn all that Green River Lake has to offer.

Though the visitor center and cabin is touted on their website as being located at the heart of the Green River reservoir, in three different years of trying, I have yet to find it open.


mountainborn said...

Update: We ran into the USCOE resident Ranger at the Amazon / Heartland Camperforce job fair. So, naturally I asked about how to get to see the civil war cabin. He told me that it was kept locked up and the key could be checked out at the Corps office and that the gate was only open 0800 to 1700 hours, Monday through Friday.
So much for working folks and school kids being able to see the cabin.

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