The shelter is the largest building and contains some unique elements. In addition to a beautiful Arts and Crafts Movement fireplace and wrought iron accents, it features a very impressive grill. Most park shelters contain a grill or even cooking facilities but this one has, not one, but three massive iron griddle cooking surfaces. At the base of the rock work are cool iron doors where wood would be piled into for cooking and for clearing ash. I can imagine how these were built for the crowds of hungry foresters and large numbers of Civilian Conservation Corps workers that lived and worked at Heyburn constructing trails, fighting forest fires, and other park tasks.
Can you imagine a breakfast cooked on one of these bad boys? Three red-hot iron slabs cooking the morning's fare with wood smoke pouring out of the central rock chimney would certainly be welcome before a long day's work!
Finishing it out is a pretty unique, rustic kitchen counter constructed entirely of logs!