Indian Henry's Patrol Cabin

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Indian Henry's Patrol Cabin
Indian Henry's Patrol Cabin is located in Washington (state)
Indian Henry's Patrol Cabin
Nearest city Longmire, Washington
Coordinates 46°47′39″N 121°50′20″W / 46.79417°N 121.83889°W / 46.79417; -121.83889Coordinates: 46°47′39″N 121°50′20″W / 46.79417°N 121.83889°W / 46.79417; -121.83889
Area less than one acre
Built 1916
Architectural style Rustic style
MPS Mt. Rainier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference # 91000180[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 1991

Indian Henry's Patrol Cabin is an early National Park Service patrol cabin in Mount Rainier National Park. The cabin was built in 1915-1916 at an elevation of 5,300 feet (1,600 m) in an area of the park known as "Indian Henry's Hunting Ground," which had been used in the 19th century by the Cowlitz and Nisqually tribes. "Indian Henry" was an Indian guide who accompanied James Longmire in his explorations of the area. The Indian Henry's area became a tourist destination with the 1908 establishment of the "Wigwam Camp," a tent camp which was abandoned in 1918. The area remained as a headquarters for backcountry patrols; the cabin was the first such facility in the park.[2]

The cabin is a one-story log structure with a broad front porch. The cabin measures 25 feet (7.6 m) by 15.5 feet (4.7 m). It was placed 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 Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Harvey, David (September 7, 1982). "Pacific Northwest Regional Office Inventory: Indian Henry's Patrol Cabin" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 10 March 2011.