American Ridge Lodge is located approximately 38 miles west of Naches, Washington in the foothills of the eastern Cascades. The lodge is available for reservation year-round, offering visitors a glimpse into the unique ski history of the area. Larger groups and gatherings will find this spacious facility to be an ideal setting for recreation and relaxation. In the 1930s, the Yakima Valley Ski Club worked with the U.S. Forest Service to construct the American River Ski Bowl, one of the first downhill ski areas in Washington State. The rustic ski lodge and unique 20-seater outhouse were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in connection with the ski area, which was operated into the 1950s. By the late 1950s, White Pass Ski Area was built, offering deeper snow, a longer ski season and steeper slopes. American Ridge Ski Bowl lay vacant for years, until the lodge and outhouse were carefully restored and made available to the public for reservation. For questions directed toward Naches Ranger District please call 509-653-1401 between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. If you would like to leave a voicemail after hours please call 509-653-1449 Keep the building and grounds clean to deter squirrel, mice, rats, bears and other wildlife from area Please do not let pets roam freely, as they may endanger wildlife and plants Livestock is not allowed Pack out all food and garbage; Trash may be disposed of at neighboring campgrounds during the summer Visitors must clean the cabin prior to departure The cabin is a no-smoking facility There are no utility hookups Learn more about Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Don’t Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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- Picnic Table