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TEANAWAY GUARD STATION, WA
part ofOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Sun Dec 21 2014 Season Dates
OverviewThe Teanaway Guard Station is located in the Wenatchee National Forest, north of Cle Elum, Washington. The cabin was originally constructed in 1950 by gold miner Archie Redding, who built the cabin near Mineral Springs, Washington. In 1978, Archie passed away and his cabin came into Forest Service possession. The cabin was then moved to its present location and used as a fire guard station intermittently until becoming available for reservation in 2004.
The guard station sits at 3,200 feet elevation in the Teanaway River drainage with the icy North Fork Teanaway River just across the road. It is available for rent early May through mid-November and mid-December through early April. In warmer months, the cabin is accessible by car, but winter access is by ski or snowshoe over a 2.2-mile groomed snowmobile route.
Several amenities are provided at the cabin, but guests should be prepared to bring some of their own supplies and gear for a comfortable stay.
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.
The nearby Ingalls Way Trail allows hikers to enjoy stunning views of Mt. Stuart and the Enchantments. Fishing is possible in nearby streams.
The rustic 12x18-foot log cabin can sleep two people on a set of bunk beds with mattresses. Other amenities include table and chairs, a Coleman propane cook stove and a D battery operated lantern. 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
Ranger station is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; the office is closed weekends and holidays.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From I-90, take exit 85 (Highway 970) and go north approximately 6.5 miles to Teanaway Road. Turn left and drive 13 miles to end of pavement. Veer right onto Forest Service Road (FSR) 9737. Continue 2.2 miles, and then turn right to the Guard Station.
From US Highway 2 (Leavenworth or Wenatchee area), follow Highway 97 South from its junction with Highway 2 for 38.5 miles to Teanaway Road. Turn right and drive 13 miles to the end of the pavement. Veer right onto FSR 9737. Continue 2.2 miles and turn right to the Guard Station.
From May to mid-November, most passenger vehicles can access the cabin. From mid-December to April, access to cabin is by snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile only. Parking is at Teanaway Sno-Park, 2.2 miles from the cabin. It is an easy ski or snowshoe trip over a groomed snowmobile route. The road and parking area are plowed by road crews. Parking is permitted only on the gravel parking pad.
Up to 24 inches of snow in a 24 hour period is not uncommon in this area. It is possible upon return to your vehicle you will find it "plowed in." Please be prepared to dig it out with a shovel. Make sure your vehicle is prepared for winter driving conditions. Carry tire chains, extra food, water and extra clothing.
Mailing Address:TEANAWAY GUARD STATION
Forest Service Road 9737
CLE ELUM WA 98922
Phone Number:Information: (509) 852-1100