Oregon Map

Central Eastern Desert

Grant and Baker Counties


Grant County, 97873

Seneca is located north of Burns on Hiway 395 at the intersection with the Logan Valley highway. In the early 20th century Seneca served as a railhead for logging operations in the area shipping ponderosa pine down to Hines, a small community near Burns. Seneca holds the record for the coldest temperature ever recorded in Oregon, a chilly -54 degrees recorded in 1933. In the 1930's the Hines lumber company built near Seneca a boarding lodge for its loggers. That structure has now been remodeled into the Bear Cat Lodge. They provide adventure tours, lodging and food.