WENATCHEE GUARD STATION, WA

Wenatchee Guard Station, located about 40 miles southeast of Pomeroy, offers a panoramic view of Wenatchee Creek and access to a scenic drive along Wenatchee Creek Canyon. The year-round cabin attracts cross country skiers and snowmobilers in winter and horseback riders and hikers...
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  • Entry to the cabin is by combination lock; please call the Pomeroy Ranger District one week prior to arrival at (509) 843-1891
  • This facility may have mice killing poison (Decon) around the perimeter; beware of exposure to children and pets
  • No water; visitors must bring their own supply
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack in-pack out" facility
  • No smoking allowed
  • Dogs are allowed; owners must clean up after them
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AREA WENATCHEE GUARD STATION CABIN NONELECTRIC 4 0 Pull-Through
Pets Allowed
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Overview

Overview

Wenatchee Guard Station, located about 40 miles southeast of Pomeroy, offers a panoramic view of Wenatchee Creek and access to a scenic drive along Wenatchee Creek Canyon. The year-round cabin attracts cross country skiers and snowmobilers in winter and horseback riders and hikers in summer. Dogs and horses are allowed at the cabin.

As early as the 1910s, the site was used as a Forest Guard Camp. In 1927, a log cabin was built and used until it was replaced with the current guard station, completed in 1935 by the Civil Conservation Corps.

Natural Features:

Wenatchee Guard Station sits in a grassy clearing on a high plateau dotted with mixed conifers, offering majestic views of the northern tip of the Blue Mountains. In the spring, wildflowers, such as yarrow, Piper's anemone, Big-leaf sandwort, Showy Aster, Camas pink fairy, daisy and sagebrush sweep color down the slopes into the valleys.

Campers enjoy the view of Grouse Flats and look for herds of Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. They can also listen for the call of geese, ducks, hawks, grouse, wild turkeys, screech owls and wrens.

Recreation:

Horseback riding and hiking trails can be accessed from the cabin. Another way to enjoy views along Wenatchee Creek is by taking a scenic drive. Berry and mushroom picking is possible, and in winter, trails are groomed for snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

Facilities:

The wood-framed, single story cabin accommodates up to four people. It features a kitchen, bedroom and living room that also serves as a bedroom. Furnishings include two single beds, a double bed, chairs and a table.

The cabin is equipped with propane for heat, a cook stove, refrigerator and propane lighting. Most cleaning supplies, limited dishes, pots, pans and utensils are provided. However, it is strongly suggested visitors bring their own. Water is not available on-site. An outhouse is located nearby. Though horses are allowed, there is no corral.

Things to bring include food, water, sleeping bags or bedding, a flashlight, matches, first aid kit, trash bags, towels and washcloths. Click here) for more cabin details.

Nearby Attractions:

The cabin is about an hour from any general store. The town of Pomeroy has a county museum, art gallery and antiques.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 06 2014 - Tue Mar 03 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Futon(s)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Pets Allowed
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Stove
  • Propane refrigerator
  • Table & Chairs
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.125, -117.375
46°7'30"N, 117°22'30"W

From Pomeroy, WA, take 15th Street south (which becomes Peola Road at the city limits) for approximately 15 miles to the forest boundary. The paved road will end here. Continue on Forest Road (FR) 40 for 17 miles to Misery Junction. Take FR 44 east for 3 miles, then FR 43 east for approximately 3 miles. The guard station will be on the left.

The site is accessible by automobile June 1 to November 1. Winter access requires skis, snowshoes or snowmobiles.

For winter use from Pomeroy, travel east on Highway 12 to Clarkston, Washington. From Clarkston, travel south on Highway 129 to Asotin, Washington. Just before entering Asotin, turn right at the bridge onto County Road 105 to Cloverland. Continue past Cloverland to the Sno-Park. Park here, then travel by snowmobile or cross country ski (beginning to intermediate level skiing) southwest on FR 43 to the junction with FR 4304, about 3 miles. Turn right and travel west on FR 43 for a quarter-mile to Wenatchee Guard Station.

A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required to park at the Sno-Park. Permits may be obtained from any Washington State Park.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WENATCHEE GUARD STATION
71 WEST MAIN ST
POMEROY  WA  99347

Phone Number:

Information:  (509)843-4629
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