American River Guard Station Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

American River Guard Station is located about 40 miles west of Naches, Washington on the banks of the American River in the eastern Cascade Mountains. The rustic cabin and outhouse were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941. Activities in the area include fishing, wildlife viewing, birding, hiking, and winter play. The guard station is near trails leading into the William O. Douglas Wilderness and just 10 miles from Bumping Lake. Summer temperatures are generally sunny and warm with little precipitation. The cabin is part of a group site with a capacity of 8 people and up to 4 passenger vehicles. The site includes a furnished cabin with a kitchen, living room, small bedroom, finished second story sleeping loft, outhouse, and outdoor picnic table and fire ring. The cabin has electricity and light fixtures, as well as a wood stove,range and refrigerator. The cabin DOES NOT have running water or indoor plumbing. There is a coffee pot, dishes and utensils, dining table and chairs, a full size bed, two twin beds, a queen size sleeper sofa, side tables, and a variety of cleaning supplies. A supply of firewood is not guaranteed, but is often available.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bbq Grills
  • Beds & Foam Pads
  • Bike Riding
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rental
  • Comfort Station
  • Covered Group Structure
  • Dishes & Tableware
  • Dumpster
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Rides
  • Horseback Riding
  • Iron Ranger
  • Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Photography
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pots & Pans
  • River Access
  • Sightseeing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • All Terrain Vehicle
  • Bait
  • Barrier-Free Facilities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campground Host
  • Convenience Store
  • Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water, Hand Well.
  • Fishing
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Grocery
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Trail
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Off Road Vehicle Trail
  • Pay Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Skiing
  • Trailhead
  • Trails
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Accessible Hiking Trails
  • Banking Services
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Medical Facility
  • Overlook


Peak Season
Jan 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
Dec 31 2011

Alerts and Important Information Security is provided by access through a locked gate and by locked cabin doors. The combination to the gate lock will be included in your confirmation letter. This same combination will open a security box by the main cabin door that contains a cabin key. Reservations must be made at least 1 day in advance. This rental site requires a 2 day minimum stay on weekends and 3 day minimum stay on holiday weekends. Wood for the wood stove may be available but is not guaranteed. Livestock is not allowed, but pets are welcome. There are no utility hookups. There is no potable water at this site. Visitors must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing. Water can be obtained from pitcher pumps at neighboring campgrounds (such as the nearby American Forks Campground) during the summer season only. Please bring your own garbage bags. This is a "Pack it in, Pack it out" site. Trash may be disposed of at the American Forks Campground during the summer. Visitors must clean the cabin prior to departure. 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. No charcoal stoves, candles, or other open flame devices are allowed in the cabin. 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.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 15 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: American River Guard Station
Campground Phone: 509- 653-1401
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
State Route 410
Yakima, WA
509- 653-1401

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More About American River Guard Station Campground

American River Guard Station is a campground located in Yakima, Washington. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -121.3 latitude, and -121.3 longitude into your GPS device.

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