Hamma Hamma Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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 propane heater, refrigerator and cook range. Dishes, pots, silverware and cooking utensils are also provided.

The plumbing into the cabin is for the toilet only and is not potable. Guests 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 *except Thursdays for cleaning.
  • 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


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.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for reservations, can be booked 6 months in advance.
Open Season: Open year-round.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No pets allowed
Closest Towns: Lilliwaup, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District

General Information


From Hoodsport, WA take Highway 101 north for 14 miles to Hamma Hamma River Road Take a left onto Hamma Hamma River Road/Forest Service Road 25 and travel 5.7 miles to the access road to the cabin.

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


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

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