Hamma Hamma Cabin

  

Hamma Hamma CabinFrom Hamma Hamma Cabin, stroll down the Living Legend Trail and read the interpretive signs that detail the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A quarter mile along, the trail offers a lovely, open view of the Hamma Hamma River. In the spring, Harlequin ducks come up from the sea to nest in this tranquil and serene fresh water spot. Once the eggs hatch, the male leaves and the female raises her young until they’re ready to make the trip down river to the Hood Canal.

The single story guard station sits on a beautifully landscaped clearing surrounded by Douglas-firs, dogwoods and rhododendrons. It features a living room with a hexagonal bay window overlooking Hamma Hamma river drainage, and is furnished with a futon couch that unfolds into a bed. There are two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with bunk beds, a kitchen with a table and chairs, and a bathroom with a flush toilet. The cabin is equipped with propane lights and a propane heater, a cook range and a refrigerator. Dishes, pots, silverware and cooking utensils are also provided.

The plumbing into the cabin is for the toilet only and is not potable. During camping season (June through September), potable water is available from a hand pump well at Lena Creek Campground, 2 miles west on Forest Service Road 25. Other months visitors must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing.

An outdoor picnic table, fire ring and pedestal barbeque are on site for cooking and campfires.

Automobile access may be limited in the winter months and require alternative transportation such as cross-country skis or snowshoes.

  • Availability: Hamma Hamma Cabin is available for rent year round.
  • Price and Capacity: $60 per night per group, with a maximum of six occupants. Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the cabin.
  • Reservations: The maximum length stay is seven consecutive nights.  Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov

History

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, a Civilian Conservation Corps side camp was stationed near the Hamma Hamma River. One of the CCC projects, between 1936-37, was the construction of the Hamma Hamma Guard Station, including the garage, register station and the fences that border the site. It was used as an administrative site for Forest Service fire and trail crews. The skill and craftsmanship that went into the construction have been recognized with this unique building being nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No pets allowed
Closest Towns: Lilliwaup, WA
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

Drive 14 miles north of Hoodsport on Hwy. 101, turn left on Hamma Hamma River Road, F.S. Rd. #25, go 6 miles to the access road to the cabin. The access road is gated; please respect the renter’s privacy. To view the cabin, walk the Living Legacy Nature Trail.


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

Amenities

  • Flush Toilet
  • No Potable Water
  • Propane Heater
  • Cook Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Lights
  • Fire Ring
  • Picnic Table

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