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LOUELLA CABIN, WA
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewLocated in the northeast portion of Olympic National Forest, Louella Cabin offers guests a unique lodging experience. It was built in 1912 by Forest Service employee, E. M. Cheney, who dedicated the structure to his wife, Louella. A fireguard was stationed at the cabin during the summer and fall.
During the Great Depression, a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp was built in the lower part of the meadow below the cabin and consisted of barracks, a bathhouse and mess hall. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the CCC worked on many projects in the area, including fire lookouts, trails, bridges, roads and planting trees after forest fires. After the CCC camp closed in 1939, the guard station was used by various agencies until 1976.
Today, the site offers guests year-round recreation and relaxation in Olympic National Forest. Access to the cabin is by vehicle; however, snow chains may be required in winter. The cabin offers several amenities, but guests will need to bring a few of their own supplies for a truly enjoyable stay.
Louella Cabin sits on a gentle slope overlooking a valley and flanked by a canopy of towering Douglas fir.
The cabin is conveniently located near the Buckhorn Wilderness, which offers excellent opportunities for backpacking, horseback riding, hunting, mountain climbing and hiking, with over 58 miles of trails.
The four-room cabin can accommodate six people. The living room has a futon. One bedroom has a double bed and the other has twin bunk beds. The kitchen has a table and chairs, cook stove, refrigerator, dishes, pots, silverware and cooking utensils. The cabin also has electricity, lights and a propane heater. Propane is furnished.
Take some time to visit Olympic National Park, known for its diverse and spectacular ecosystems.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Sequim, travel 4 miles east, across from Sequim Bay State Park. Turn southwest on Louella Road. Travel 1 mile, then turn left onto the Palo Alto Road and travel approximately 4 miles. The access drive to Louella Cabin is by the bulletin board on the right. Turn into the driveway, go past the first building, and Louella Cabin is on the right.
Access to the cabin by vehicle may require chains in the winter during periods of heavy snow; the last 1/8 mile of road is not plowed.
Mailing Address:LOUELLA CABIN
HOOD CANAL RNGR STA/PO BOX 280
QUILCENE WA 98376
Phone Number:Information: (360)765-2200