Hood Canal Ranger Station
Quilcene (near Silverdale), WA
Interrorem Cabin was built in 1907 as the first administrative sit of Olympic National Forest by Emery J. Finch, Ranger and Hoodsport Pioneer. A stay in the cabin takes visitors back to an era without electricity -- take the time to enjoy the quiet beauty of the area. The interpretive nature trail near the cabin and the historic pictures in the cabin add to the experience of everyday life when Ranger Finch brought his bride Mabel to live in the cabin in 1908.
The 24 by 20 foot log cabin has a kitchen, living room and bedroom. It sleeps four with a twin bunk bed and futon couch which opens to a full size bed. There is no electricity. The cabin is equipped with a propane heater, refrigerator, cook range and lights, and it is furnished with chairs, a dining table, dishes, pots, pans, silverware and utensils. Propane is provided. There is an outdoor vault toilet. Potable water is available at the hand-pump well near the trailhead parking.
Located in the Duckabush Recreation Area, Interrorem Cabin has nearby access to the Duckabush River, The Brothers Wilderness, Olympic National Park and Hood Canal. It is an excellent location for short family day hikes, fishing, bird watching, wildlife viewing and rain forest atmosphere.
Services & Amenities:
- Bird Watching
- Broom & Dust Pan
- Bunk Beds
- Dishes & Tableware
- Fire Ring
- Futon Couch
- Hand Pump
- Mountain Climbing
- Pots & Pans
- Table & Chairs
- Vault Toilet
- Wildlife Viewing
Alerts and Important Information
Entry to the cabin is by a key stored in a lock box. The required combination to gain access to the key pickup box MUST be obtained by calling the Hood Canal Ranger Station in Quilcene (360) 765-2200. Office hours are 8:00 AM. to 4:30 PM. Monday through Friday. The office is closed on holidays. There is a one day reservation window during peak season (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and a four day reservation window during the non-peak season (mid-December to March).
The cabin is available for rent year round. The road to the cabin is plowed in the winter.
The maximum cabin capacity is 4 people, although provisions can be made for extra people on a case by case basis with approval by the District Ranger. An extra $5.00 per person per night will be charged with payment and approval through the Quilcene Office. No large groups.
No pets are allowed.
No burning candles in the cabin.
Please bring your own garbage bags. This is a Pack it in, Pack it out site.
Please bring sleeping bags/bedding, as well as a flashlight or lantern for emergencies, first aid kit, washcloths and towels, and dish soap.
All Forest Service Cabin Rentals are No Smoking facilities.
Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin/lookout rental to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire closures, road, weather or storms, etc., that may affect the quality of your visit.
Jun 15 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Jun 01 2010 -
Aug 31 2010
|Non Peak Season
Sep 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
|Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
May 31 2011
Jun 01 2011 -
Aug 31 2011
Campground Phone: 360-765-2200
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Interrorem Cabin Campground Reservations