Summit Lake Ranger Station

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Summit Lake Ranger Station
Summit Lake Ranger Station Lassen NP.jpg
Summit Lake Ranger Station is located in California
Summit Lake Ranger Station
Nearest city Mineral, California
Coordinates 40°29′54″N 121°25′37″W / 40.49833°N 121.42694°W / 40.49833; -121.42694Coordinates: 40°29′54″N 121°25′37″W / 40.49833°N 121.42694°W / 40.49833; -121.42694
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1957
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 78000296[1]
Added to NRHP April 3, 1978

The Summit Lake Ranger Station, also known as the Summit Lake Patrol Cabin, is one of the first three buildings constructed by the National Park Service in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. Located near the center of the park on the main park road, the cabin was built in 1926. It is a log building measuring about 20 feet (6.1 m) by 30 feet (9.1 m) with an asymmetric gable roof that results in a long pitch to a low rear wall. The main portion of the station comprises a living area, kitchen, and two bedrooms. A former porch has been enclosed and houses a bathroom.[2]

The Summit Lake Ranger Station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 3, 1978.[1] It is a contributing structure on the Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway Historic District.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Chappell, Gordon (April 9, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Summit Lake Ranger Station" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Summit Lake Ranger Station". National Park Service. Retrieved 1 December 2011.