The rectangular ranger station is a log structure measuring about 33 feet (10 m) by 23 feet (7.0 m), extended by front and back porches. The front porch is a gabled structure supported by peeled-log posts. The back porch has no roof. Split-pole chinking is used throughout. The interior comprises a large living room measuring 20 feet (6.1 m) by 13 feet (4.0 m), a kitchen and a bedroom. A former enclosed porch functions as a storeroom. An attic is used for storage, and floors are oiled wood. The living room and bedroom feature a stone fireplace.
Construction of what was then called the Horseshoe Lake Fireguard Station and Barn started in 1934 and was completed on October 22 of that year, to Park Service plan #3032. The Park Service designed an elaborately rustic barn for this location, but a more utilitarian barn was actually built.