Storm King Ranger Station, Forks

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The Storm King Ranger Station, also known as the Storm King Guard Station and Morgenroth Cabin, is a historic building located southeast of Barnes Point, on south shore of Lake Crescent, about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Port Angeles, Washington. The ranger station is part of the Olympic National Park. The station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
The building was remodeled in 1937 and in 1979 the east wall and chimney were destroyed when a tractor loader broke loose and hit the building. In 1984 the building was relocated a short distance away from the Olympic Highway (SR-101) and the shore of Lake Crescent, and extensive deterioration was found in many of the exterior logs which were completely restored.
The building is significant also for its connection with Chris Morgenroth, an early Bogachiel River settler and one of the first Forest Service Rangers in Olympic Peninsula, who became district ranger of the Olympic National Forest and an advocate for the creation of the Olympic National Park.






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  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this ranger station offers information about the Lake Crescent area. Picnic tables offer a place for a snack before heading off trails.  more »
  • Traveling to find hidden gems of Olympic Peninsula and stop by ranger station. Good place to take trial, to see waterfall and to rest. There is good free parking and restroom and seats and good...  more »
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  • Many trails accessible from the parking lot. Plenty of RV parking and also a boat launch. Hike for a mile or do a 10-12 mile roundtrip excursion!
  • Good for a quick pit stop along Hwy 101 (especially during construction stoppages). Best part, it's a trailhead for two difficult and one easy hikes.

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