Canyon Creek Shelter

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Canyon Creek Shelter
Canyon Creek Shelter ONP1.jpg
Canyon Creek Shelter is located in Washington (state)
Canyon Creek Shelter
Location About 0.68 miles (1.09 km) from Sol Duc Trailhead, and about 21.3 miles (34.3 km) southwest of Port Angeles
Nearest city Port Angeles, Washington
Coordinates 47°57′08″N 123°49′15″W / 47.9521°N 123.82071°W / 47.9521; -123.82071Coordinates: 47°57′08″N 123°49′15″W / 47.9521°N 123.82071°W / 47.9521; -123.82071
Area less than one acre
Built 1939
Architect National Park Service; Civilian Conservation Corps
Architectural style Rustic
MPS Olympic National Park MPS
NRHP reference # 07000712[1]
Added to NRHP July 13, 2007

The Canyon Creek Shelter, also known as the Sol Duc Falls Shelter, is a rustic trail shelter in Olympic National Park. It is the last remaining trail shelter built in the park by the Civilian Conservation Corps from Camp Elwha. The shelter was built in 1939, shortly after Olympic National Park was established from the U.S. Forest Service-administered Mount Olympus National Monument. Two similar shelters were built at Moose Lake and Hoh Lake, neither of which survive. The one-story log structure is T-shaped, with a projecting front porch crowned by a small cupola. The shelter is open to the front porch.[2]

The shelter was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 2007.[1]