Lochsa Historical Ranger Station, Lowell

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From 1925 to the late 1950s, the station was utilized as a backcountry Ranger Station by the Forest Service. It served as the administrative hub for a system of fire lookouts, smoke chaser cabins, and other remote Forest Service facilities linked together by a system of pack trails and telephone lines. In 1976, the station was formally dedicated as an interpretive site, as part of the nation's Bicentennial Celebration. The station is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The visitor center, located within the Alternate Ranger's cabin, is a shady oasis on a hot summer day. The mix of conifers and Locust trees provide a pleasant rest stop for the weary traveler.
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  • You will be provided with so much historical information about the region. Walking around the grounds to the different out buildings is a must do. Everything is so well preserved.  more »
  • I thoroughly enjoy history and this restored ranger station is beautifully historic! The old buildings, information of how life was back around 50 years ago, the scenery, and care taken to keep it an....  more »
  • LHRS is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day annually Sunday to Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM. Volunteer hosts, many forest service retirees, welcome you and you're free to take you time touring the site and assortment of historic buildings. This is a step back in time but there is fresh drinking water and clean running water bathrooms. This is a perfect stop when touring through the area. Depending on the time of year you visit, there are picnic tables, hummingbirds, wild berries, shade or sun, and a wood stove inside should you need.
  • Very well preserved cabins and period furnishings. Great all volunteer staff. Tables for lunch a enough parking for one or two RV`s.

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Duration: 2 hours