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The 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.
Address:71 West Main St
Directions: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.