Area Status: Closed
Sadly, the Table Mountain A-frame was lost during the Table Mountain Fire. The fire started on September 9, 2012 during a lightning storm and burned 42,000 acres. During fire suppression efforts the cabin received extra protection, but unfortunately the cabin was in an area of intense fire. Currently, there are no plans or funds to rebuild the cabin.
Remains of Table Mtn cabin after fire
The A-Frame, built in the mid-late 1960s, was under a Special Use Permit to the Boeing Company until about ten years ago. It was used for the testing of electronic gear when they needed some altitude. The structure came into Forest Service ownership when the Special Use Permit ended.
Table Mtn Cabin website
See and share photos and memories of the cabin at the Table Mtn Cabin website
At a Glance
Cle Elum, WA
Cle Elum Ranger District
From Highway 97 at Blewett Pass, travel south on Forest Road 9716 for 3.8 miles. Turn left onto Road 9712 and travel 1.5 miles to Road 3500 and turn right. Follow Road 3500 for 2.1 miles and turn left on Road 3500-176. Watch closely for 3500-176 as it is easy to miss. Road 3500-176 is gated and the cabin site is at the end of this road, about one tenth mile beyond the gate. July through October the former cabin site is accessible by passenger vehicles with reasonable clearance. The road is rutted and rocky. Visitors must use caution with low clearance vehicles. From December to April, parking for the site is at the Blewett Pass Sno-Park area (Highway 97), and a Washington State Sno-Park permit is required in each vehicle. Visitors arriving Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon may find parking difficult. From this point, the site is accessible via a six to eight mile snowmobile ride, cross-country ski or snowshoe trip. The route in is 7.6 miles over a groomed snowmobile route, with the exception of the last 0.25 mile which is not groomed. The route gains 2,000 feet of elevation, with 1,600 feet being gained in the first 5.3 miles.