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part ofOlympic National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates


The Hamma Hamma Cabin is a historic cabin that offers guests a tranquil setting to relax and recreate. Formerly a guard station, the cabin was built from 1936-1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The facility was used as an administrative site for Forest Service fire and trail crews. The site is nominated to the National Register of Historic Places for the skill and craftsmanship that went into its construction and architecture.

The cabin is open year-round and is typically accessible by car; however, snowy conditions require alternative transportation such as cross-country skis or snowshoes. Many amenities are offered, so guests only need to bring a few of their own supplies for an enjoyable stay.

Natural Features:

Hamma Hamma Cabin sits on a landscaped clearing surrounded by old-growth Douglas firs, dogwoods and rhododendrons. The scenic Hamma Hamma River flows nearby, which is fed by the Mildred Lakes within the Mt. Skokomish Wilderness and drops from the eastern slope of the Olympic Range into the Hood Canal. The name Hamma Hamma comes from a Twana village once located at the river's mouth and called Hab'hab, referring to a reed that grows along the river's banks.

Mt. Skokomish Wilderness, located in the southeast corner of Olympic National Forest, is accessible from the area. Bold rocky summits and numerous sharp spires dot the ridges at elevations ranging from 2,000 to over 6,000 feet.

Magnificent old-growth western hemlock, western red cedar and Douglas fir dominate the forest in the lower elevations, providing habitat for elk, black-tailed deer, black bears and mountain lions. Higher elevations display firs, pines, dwarf juniper and open rock faces that are home to marmots and mountain goats.


Hamma Hamma Cabin is conveniently located near The Brothers Wilderness, Mt. Skokomish Wilderness, Hood Canal and Olympic National Park. Numerous activities, such as hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, hunting and river walks are available in the area.

From Hamma Hamma Cabin, guests can wander the Living Legecy Trail, an interpretive trail that details the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. At only a quarter mile, the trail offers a scenic, open view of the Hamma Hamma River. In the spring, Harlequin ducks arrive from the sea to nest in this freshwater spot. Lena Lake Trail #810 offers a great hike a few miles west of the cabin.

Anglers will enjoy fishing the scenic Hamma Hamma River for chum, pink, chinook, coho and steelhead.

The scenic Hamma Hamma Falls are a popular recreational destination, cascading 75 feet into a spectacular gorge.


Hamma Hamma Cabin can accommodate up to six guests. The single-story cabin features a living room with a hexagonal bay window overlooking the Hamma Hamma River drainage, and is furnished with a futon that unfolds into a bed. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with bunk beds, all with mattresses. The kitchen is equipped with a table and chairs, stove, dishes, pots, silverware and cooking utensils. The bathroom has a flush toilet.

The cabin is equipped with a propane heater and propane lights. An outdoor picnic table, fire ring and pedestal barbeque grill are available for cooking and campfires.

Drinking water is not available. The indoor plumbing is for the toilet only and is not potable. During camping season (June through September), potable water is available from a hand pump at Lena Creek Campground, 2 miles west on Forest Service Road 25. Other months, guests must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing.

Guests need to provide their own sleeping bags, linens, towels, dish soap, matches, first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags. All food and garbage must be packed out, and guests are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

Nearby Attractions:

Take some time to visit Olympic National Park, known for its diverse and spectacular ecosystems.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Climbing
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Futon(s)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Stove
  • River Access
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
Know Before You Go
  • There is no potable water at this site
  • Entry to the cabin is by a key stored in a lock box; the required combination to gain access to the key pickup box must be obtained by calling the Hood Canal Ranger Station in Quilcene at (360) 765-2200 (office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on holidays)
  • Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect the quality of your visit
  • The maximum cabin capacity is 6 people
  • Pets are not allowed at this facility
  • Pack out all food and garbage and clean the facility before you leave
  • Doors and windows should be locked and all personal items removed upon departure
  • The cabin is a no-smoking facility
  • The nearest phone is 6.5 miles away at the Eldon Store
  • Learn more about Olympic National Forest

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.59333, -123.11361
47°35'36"N, 123°6'49"W

Hamma Hamma Cabin is located on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula near Hood Canal. Travel approximately 14 miles north of Hoodsport on US Highway 101 to Hamma Hamma Recreation Area. Turn west onto the Hamma Hamma River Road (Forest Service Road 25). Drive 6 miles to the entrance road on the right. Drive 300 feet up the road to a locked gate. The cabin is around the corner, 300 feet beyond the gate.

Automobile access may be limited in the winter months (usually mid-December through March), as Forest Service Road 25 is not plowed. Visitors may need to use alternative transportation such as cross-country skis or snowshoes.

Have your vehicle in good operating condition and carry extra food, clothing, a shovel, chains and a bag of sand.

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Information:  (360)765-2200
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