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PETERSON PRAIRIE GUARD STATION, WA
part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
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OverviewUnfortunately, due to a fire the cabin is no longer available for reservations. On September 19, 2012, the historic Peterson Prairie Cabin burned to the ground. The cabin was constructed in 1926 and was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The Mt. Adams Ranger District, in partnership with the Mt. Adams Institute, are proposing to garner outside funds (fundraise) to move an existing historic building to replace the burned cabin. To donate, go to http://www.mtadamsinstitute.com click on support, then land on Peterson Prairie Cabin.
There is no motor vehicle access from the road that leads to the cabin when snow is present on the road. Parking at the snow park is required, and requires a snow park pass. This pass can be purchased at local vendors.
A dense canopy of Douglas fir towers over the cabin and huckleberry bushes are thick in the understory.
Many recreational opportunities are within close proximity of the guard station. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting and mushroom and huckleberry picking are popular during the snow-free months. Guests can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing during winter.
Peterson Prairie Guard Station accommodates up to six guests. The 18'x24' rustic cabin has a bedroom with a double bed, a small kitchen area and living room with two futon couches and a fireplace/wood stove insert. Propane lighting and heating are provided throughout. The kitchen is equipped with a two-burner propane cook top, pots and pans, dishes and utensils, as well as a dining table and four chairs. An outdoor picnic table and vault toilet are on-site. Firewood is provided.
Guler Ice Cave is one mile west of the guard station. It is filled with spectacular ice formations that resemble stalactites, stalagmites, columns, fans and boxwork. The ice is believed to form because the cave acts as a trap, retaining the heavy cold air that settles into the cave in winter. As the snow melts above, moisture dripping into the cave forms into ice columns and masses. The cave is about 650 feet long, with four sections separated by three ceiling collapses.
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Peterson Prairie Guard Station is located 7 miles from Trout Lake, Washington, along Forest Road 24. During the snow-free months (typically June-October), guest can drive directly to the cabin. The road to the cabin is closed to wheeled vehicles December through April. Cabin renters park their vehicles at the Atkisson Sno-Park and ski, snowshoe or snowmobile an 2.5 miles to the Guard Station. A Sno-Park permit is required December 1 through April 1 for each parked vehicle.
Guests may call the Mt. Adams Ranger District at (509) 395- 3400 to obtain current conditions close to their reservation date. Refunds will not be given due to limited access caused by snow.
Mailing Address:PETERSON PRAIRIE GUARD STATION
2455 HWY 141
TROUT LAKE WA 98650
Phone Number:Information: (509)395-3400