Summerland Trail Shelter

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Summerland Trail Shelter
Summerland Trail Shelter is located in Washington (state)
Summerland Trail Shelter
Nearest city Sunrise, Washington
Coordinates 46°51′55″N 121°39′28″W / 46.86528°N 121.65778°W / 46.86528; -121.65778Coordinates: 46°51′55″N 121°39′28″W / 46.86528°N 121.65778°W / 46.86528; -121.65778
Area less than one acre
Built 1934
Architectural style Rustic style
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Mt. Rainier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 13, 1991

The Summerland Trail Shelter in Mount Rainier National Park is a rustic shelter on the Wonderland Trail, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934. The shelter features stone walls and a log roof structure, in a saltbox shape, to a design by the National Park Service Branch of Plans and Design, under the supervision of Edwin A. Nickel. Measuring about 15 feet (4.6 m) by 16 feet (4.9 m), it is one of two CCC shelters remaining on the trail, with the Indian Bar Trail Shelter. According to the supervising landscape architect, "The workmen were inexperienced in stone work and the shelter was not too good in appearance, but it was in harmony with its location."[2]

The shelter was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 1991. It is part of the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District, which encompasses the entire park and which recognizes the park's inventory of Park Service-designed rustic architecture.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Harvey, David (September 7, 1982). "Pacific Northwest Regional Office Inventory: Summerland Trail Shelter". National Park Service.