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Attention: Sadly, the Table Mountain A-frame was lost during the Table Mountain Fire. The fire started on September 9, 2012 during a lightning storm and burned about 42,000 acres. During fire suppression efforts the cabin received extra protection, but unfortunately the cabin was in an area of intense fire. Currently, there are no plans or funds to rebuild the cabin. The area closure for Table Mountain is still in effect. For more information about the area closure, see the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest website Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest website or call the Cle Elum Ranger District at 509-852-1049.
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TABLE MOUNTAIN A-FRAME, WA
part ofOkanogan National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed Jun 19 2013 Season Dates
1 site(s) found
OverviewAt an elevation of over 6,000 feet, Table Mountain A-Frame is nestled in a forest of subalpine fir, lodgepole pine and Englemann spruce, offering guests a unique lodging opportunity in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Built in the 1960s, the cabin was originally used under permit by the Boeing Company to test electronic gear at higher elevations. The structure came into Forest Service ownership when the company's special permit ended.
The cabin is available July through mid-October, and is accessible by car at that time. It is also available from mid-December through early April, and guests must park at the Blewett Pass Sno-Park and snowmobile, ski or snowshoe 7.5 miles to the cabin with a 2,200 foot elevation gain. Some amenities are provided, but guests should be prepared to bring several of their own supplies.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is defined by its diverse landscapes, boasting high, glaciated alpine peaks, lush valleys of old-growth forest and rugged shrub-steppe country.
In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking in summer and early fall, guests can take advantage of skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months.
The two-story A-frame cabin features a large living room and kitchen area downstairs, and a loft upstairs. The cabin is suitable for groups up to ten, but there are only two bunk beds downstairs and two twin beds in the loft, all with mattresses. The cabin is equipped with a Coleman propane cook stove that uses 16.4 ounce propane cylinders and a lantern that uses 4 D batteries. Guests must provide their own fuel and batteries. The stove must be taken outside for use. No stove or open flames are allowed in the cabin.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Highway 97 at Blewett Pass summit, turn south off Highway 97 onto Forest Service Road (FSR) 9716. Follow FSR 9716 approximately 3 miles to the junction of FSR 9712. Turn left onto 9712 and follow it approx 1.5 miles to the junction with FSR 3500. Turn right onto FSR 3500 and follow it approximately 2.2 miles to the cabin. The gate is on the left side of road and the cabin is approximately 200 yards beyond gate.
Passenger vehicles with reasonable clearance should be able to access the cabin from July through October, though high clearance vehicles are recommended. The road has areas which are rutted and rocky.
From December through April, parking is at the Blewett Pass Sno-Park. A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required for each parked vehicle. If arriving Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, parking can be difficult.
The cabin is only accessible by ski, snowshoe or snowmobile from December through April. The route from the Sno-Park to the cabin is 7.5 miles over a groomed snowmobile route, with the exception of the last .25 miles, which is ungroomed. The route has a 2,200 foot elevation gain. Click here for weather and avalanche conditions prior to departure.
Mailing Address:TABLE MOUNTAIN A-FRAME
803 2ND STREET
CLE ELUM WA 98922
Phone Number:Information: (509) 852-1100