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part ofOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Mon Sep 07 2015   Season Dates


The Taneum Cabin is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, approximately 20 miles from Ellensburg, Washington. The cabin is available for reservation from Memorial Day through Labor Day, offering guests a wonderful setting for recreation and relaxation.

The cabin is accessible by car and provides many of the same comforts of home. Guests only need to bring a few of their own amenities for an enjoyable stay.

Natural Features:

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.

Nestled in pine and cottonwood along Taneum Creek, the area surrounding the cabin is home to abundant wildlife, including deer, squirrels and migratory birds. Endangered and threatened species, including the northern spotted owl, gray wolf and grizzly bear, also find havens in nearby ecosystems.


Guests at Taneum Cabin will find that the cabin is in a prime location for hiking, fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking in summer. Off-road vehicles, particularly motorbikes, share nearby trails with hikers and mountain bikers.

Anglers will enjoy casting a line into Taneum Creek near the cabin. The creek is not particularly big, but flows through Forest Service lands, providing good opportunities for catching fair-sized trout in June and July.


The rustic four-room log cabin is furnished with a queen-sized bed with mattress and a standard pull-out sofa with mattress. Amenities include a heater, lights, refrigerator and range, all powered by propane fuel available at the cabin. The kitchen is supplied with cooking utensils and cookware. A wood stove provides heat for the cabin. An inside bathroom with a sink, flush toilet and shower are available.

Outdoors, guests can enjoy relaxing outside at a picnic table or around a campfire ring. Wood may be available, but the supply cannot be guaranteed. A small campground is located about a quarter mile from the cabin.

Guests should bring sleeping bags, towels, dish soap, matches, a first aid kit, toilet paper, garbage bags and an additional light source. All trash and food must be packed out, and trash can be disposed of at the nearby campground. Guests are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Birding
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Couches
  • Creek Access
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Lights
  • Propane Refrigerator
  • Propane Stove
  • Showers
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Host
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Paved Roads
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • The entrance key to the cabin may be obtained from camp host in RV at back of campground parking lot next to Taneum Cabin; the contact phone number for the host is (509) 649-3744
  • Keep the building and grounds clean to deter squirrel, mice, rats, bears and other wildlife from area
  • Please do not let pets roam freely, as they may endanger wildlife and plants
  • Pack out all food and garbage
  • Doors and windows should be locked and all personal items removed upon departure
  • The cabin is a no-smoking facility
  • No charcoal stoves, candles or other open flame devices are allowed in the cabin
  • Campfires may not be permitted during periods of high fire danger; please check out our fire information before you go
  • Learn more about Okanogan-Wenatchee 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):
47.10694, -120.85278
47°6'25"N, 120°51'10"W

From Ellensburg, take I-90 west for 4.9 miles. Take exit 101 for 0.2 miles toward Thorp Highway. Turn right onto South Thorp Highway and travel 2.2 miles. Turn left onto East Taneum Road and travel 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 33 West Taneum Road. Cabin will be on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

THORP  WA  98946

Phone Number:

Information:  (509)649-3744
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