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TUCANNON GUARD STATION, WA
part ofUmatilla National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Sun Sep 14 2014 Season Dates
OverviewThe historic Tucannon Guard Station is a charming saltbox-style cabin constructed in 1909. It was inhabited by the first ranger in the Tucannon area, William Kendell, and his family. By 1916, the guard house became headquarters for the district for two years, and then continued on as a standard guard station.
Staying here is like stepping back in time. The rooms inside are nicely decorated and cozy. Touches like curtains on the windows and modern furniture add to the destination experience. Beyond the cabin is plenty of photogenic scenery, plus options for prime fishing and hiking.
The cabin is perched on a shady, gently rolling site at the base of a hillside in Tucannon Valley. The rugged landscape stretches across the northern Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon.
Just a few miles south are trailheads to wilderness hiking trails. Plus the road along the Tucannon River is a notable scenic drive, ideal for viewing flora and fauna.
Tucannon is a two-story wood frame structure with wood siding and a shake shingle roof. The upstairs is divided into two sleeping areas, one furnished with bunkbeds and the other with a double bed. The ground floor has one bedroom and a living room furnished with a futon that sleeps two. The downstairs bathroom is equipped with a flush toilet and shower with hot water.
A convenience store, gas station and RV park is located about 9 miles, or 15 minutes, north of the cabin.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Pomeroy, take Highway 12 west for about 4 miles. Turn left on Tatman Mt. Road and continue for about 6.5 miles (sharp right turn at top of hill) where pavement ends. Continue on gravel road (with hairpin turns) to stop sign. Turn left onto Tucannon Road and continue for about 10 miles. Guard station is on the right.
From Dayton, take Highway 12 east about 11.5 miles, and turn right on Tucannon Road. Continue about 24 miles. The guard station is on the right. This route is best for large RVs and is the best route in winter, especially for those with two-wheel drive vehicles. Please contact the Columbia County Road Department in Dayton for winter road condition reports.
Mailing Address:TUCANNON GUARD STATION
71 West Main St
Pomeroy WA 99347
Phone Number:Information: (509)843-1891