National Register of Historic Places

Squirrel Meadows Guard Station

Targhee National Forest

Date Added to Register

Thursday, October 04, 1990

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The Squirrel Meadows Guard Station consists of a log cabin and frame outhouse in the Yellowstone Plateau of northwest Wyoming. The Guard Station locality was first designated as a Forest Service Administrative site in 1907. It is not known whether any buildings were built at that time, but the existing guard station is a replacement for an earlier facility. Construction of the cabin began in 1934. The Guard Station is significant for its ability to represent the characteristics of Forest Service administrative architecture during the 1930s, for its association with a rapid expansion of administrative facilities at that time, and as a rare building plan in Wyoming.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources