Graves Creek Ranger Station

Approx. 22 mi. NE of WA 101 on Quinault River Rd., Port Angeles, Washington. County/parish: Jefferson.

NRIS 07000717

Park name: Olympic. 1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places July 13, 2007.

Part of Olympic National Park MPS (NRIS 64500985).

Also known as:

  • Graves Creek Guard Station
  • Graves Creek Ranger Station Historic District

From Wikipedia:

Graves Creek Ranger Station

The Graves Creek Ranger Station is a small historic district in Olympic National Park, Washington, USA. It includes the first administrative buildings to be built by the National Park Service in the newly designated park. The district comprises two buildings built in 1939-41 by the National Park Service in the Graves Creek region of the western park. Labor from the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Public Works Administration was used for both the ranger station residence and the garage-woodshed, as well as for a generator building that no longer stands. The 1939 ranger station residence is a one-story frame structure, clad in cedar shingles. The garage is of similar construction, built in 1941. Both structures are examples of the late National Park Service Rustic style, featuring broad shingle courses and deep eaves.

Workers for the residence came from the Camp Elwha CCC camp in the northern portion of the park, the only CCC camp in the area in 1939. By 1941 another CCC camp was established near Lake Quinault at the Norwood Guard Station. The crew from the new camp went on in 1942 to construct a campground at Graves Creek.

The Graves Creek Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 2007.

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  • Civilian Conservation Corps
  • National Park Service

Architectural styles:

  • Other

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