Teanaway Guard Station

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Teanaway Guard StationTeanaway Guard Station is a cozy log cabin retreat for two. Looking for a rustic forest setting and a great jump-off location for a bounty of outdoor activities? This is it!

The rustic 12 x 18 foot, one room log cabin sits at 3,200 feet elevation in the Teanaway River drainage with the icy North Fork Teanaway River just across the road. The cabin is furnished with a set of bunk beds (bring your sleeping bags) a table and chairs, a wood burning stove, fire wood is provided during the winter months only.  The kitchen is equipped with a two burner Coleman propane stove. You supply the 16.4 ounce propane bottles. A lantern is in the cabin which uses 4 D cell batteries that you provide. There is no water on site, and visitors must bring plenty for drinking, cooking and washing.

A vault toilet is located near the cabin. A picnic table and fire pit are available for outdoor barbecuing, dining and campfires. Visitors are asked to check campfire restrictions prior to arrival.

  • Availability: Teanaway Guard Station is available for rent early May through mid-November and mid-December through early April.
  • Price and Capacity: $40 per night per group, with a maximum of two occupants. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the guard station.
  • Reservations: The maximum length stay is fourteen consecutive nights. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit recreation.gov


The cabin was originally constructed in 1950 by a miner. In 1978 the cabin came into Forest Service possession and was moved to its present location. From that point on it was used as a fire guard station intermittently until becoming available for rent the summer of 2004.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The cabin is available early May through mid-November and mid-December through early April.
Reservations: Reservations are required and can be made on-line at recreation.gov or by calling toll free: 877-444-6777  TDD 877-833-6777 International calls 518-885-3639
Fees $40.00 per night
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District

General Information


From I-90 east of Cle Elum, WA, take exit 85. Follow Highway 970 North approximately 6.5 miles to Teanaway Road. Turn left and drive 13 miles to end of pavement. Turn right onto Forest Road 9737. Continue 2.2 miles, and then turn right to the Guard Station.

From US Highway 2 (Leavenworth or Wenatchee area), follow Highway 97 South from its junction with Highway 2 for 38.5 miles to Teanaway Road. Turn right and drive 13 miles to the end of the pavement. Turn right onto Forest Road 9737. Continue 2.2 miles and turn right to the Guard Station. From early May through mid-November, the cabin is accessible by most passenger vehicles. Vehicles with extremely low clearance are not advised. Mid-December through early April, parking is 2.2 miles from the cabin. It is an easy ski or snowshoe trip over a groomed snowmobile route. The road and parking area are plowed by road crews.

General Notes:
  • No smoking
  • No pets allowed
  • There is no additional camping on site


  • Vault Toilet
  • Wood Stove
  • Firewood
  • Propane Cook Stove
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Pit
  • Propane Lights


During the winter months, snowfall of 12 to 24 inches in a 24-hour period is not uncommon in this area. It is possible that upon return to your vehicle, you will find it "plowed in." Please be prepared to dig it out by having a sturdy shovel. Make sure your vehicle is prepared for winter driving conditions. Carry tire chains, extra food, water and clothing.

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