Table Mountain A-Frame

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Table Mountain A-FrameSadly, 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 about 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 Mountain A-Frame after fire
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.

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At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District

General Information


From Highway 97 at Blewett Pass, travel south on Forest Service Road (FSR) 9716 for 3.8 miles. Turn left onto FSR 9712 and travel 1.5 miles to FSR 3500 and turn right. Follow FSR 3500 for 2.1 miles and turn left on FSR 3500 176. Watch closely for 3500 176 as it is easy to miss. FSR 3500 176 is gated and the cabin is at the end of this road, about one tenth mile beyond the gate.July through October the cabin 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 cabin 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 cabin is accessible via a six to eight mile snowmobile, 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.

General Notes:
  • No smoking
  • Pets are allowed
  • There is no additional camping on the site


  • Vault Toilet
  • Wood Stove
  • Wood (provided only during the winter)
  • Coleman Stove (no fuel)
  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table
  • No Water


During the winter, 12 to 24 inches of snow in a 24-hour period is not uncommon. Be prepared by having extra food, water and clothing. Travel times can be affected by weather, so allow plenty of time for travel to and from the cabin. Summertime can bring thunderstorms with little or no warning. Stay inside the cabin during these storms and remain inside until the storm has passed. 

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