Mowich Lake Patrol Cabin

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Mowich Lake Patrol Cabin
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Mowich Lake Patrol Cabin is located in Washington (state)
Mowich Lake Patrol Cabin
Nearest cityCarbonado, Washington
Coordinates46°56′5″N 121°51′40″W / 46.93472°N 121.86111°W / 46.93472; -121.86111Coordinates: 46°56′5″N 121°51′40″W / 46.93472°N 121.86111°W / 46.93472; -121.86111
Arealess than one acre
Architectural styleRustic style
MPSMt. Rainier National Park MPS
NRHP reference #91000183 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 13, 1991

The Mowich Lake Patrol Cabin is one of the oldest backcountry ranger stations in Mount Rainier National Park. Built in 1922, it is located in the western portion of the park. It was used by rangers on boundary patrol, and is located on the Wonderland Trail. The log cabin encloses a 15.5-foot (4.7 m) by 17.5-foot (5.3 m) area, with porch projecting 5.75 feet (1.75 m) to the front. The design was influential in the development of patrol cabin designs in the 1930s. The cabin serves as a cache point for hikers on the Wonderland Trail.[2]

The cabin was added to 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. ^ "Mount Rainier National Park Wonderland Trail". Retrieved 6 May 2019.