Wild Basin Ranger Station

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Wild Basin Ranger Station and House
Wild Basin Ranger Station and House.jpg
Wild Basin Ranger Station is located in Colorado
Wild Basin Ranger Station
Wild Basin Ranger Station is located in the United States
Wild Basin Ranger Station
Nearest cityEstes Park, Colorado
Coordinates40°12′32″N 105°33′55″W / 40.20889°N 105.56528°W / 40.20889; -105.56528Coordinates: 40°12′32″N 105°33′55″W / 40.20889°N 105.56528°W / 40.20889; -105.56528
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectNational Park Service Branch of Plans and Design
Architectural styleOther, NPS Rustic Architecture
MPSRocky Mountain National Park MRA
NRHP reference #87001126[1]
CSRHP #5BL.2391
Added to NRHPJanuary 29, 1988

The Wild Basin Ranger Station is located in the southeastern portion of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Built in 1932, the ranger station is an example of National Park Service rustic architecture, built to plans by the National Park Service Branch of Plans and Design. The log structure is roofed with wood shingles and rests on a concrete foundation. The interior consists of three rooms, used for administrative and residential purposes.[2]

The station features a steeply-pitched gable roof, overhanging to form a porch at the front. The porch section of the roof is supported by corbeled logs at each end.[2] The ranger station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in January 29, 1988.[1] The Wild Basin House, also listed on the NRHP, is located nearby.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b McWilliams, Carl and Karen (August 20, 1985). "Classified Structure Field Inventory Report: Wild Basin Ranger Station and Residence". National Park Service. Retrieved 25 August 2011.