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Glines Canyon

This 20 mile side trip follows the path of the Elwha River to the former dam site at Glines Canyon before continuing further into the mountains to the Olympic Hot Springs.

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A 1-story, log, Rustic Style open-air shelter with an octagonal hip roof. The wood shaked roof is supported by peeled logs, set on concrete piers on a concrete foundation. A central chimney is built of coursed stone set in mortar. The kitchen is located in the Olympic National Park Elwha Campground, a wooded area approximately 3 miles south of Highway 101, and approximately 15 miles southwest of Port Angeles. The...

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A rectangular, l-story, log, Rustic Style open-air shelter with a hip roof. The wood shake hip roof is supported by peeled logs, set on a concrete foundation. An end chimney is built of coursed stone set in mortar. The kitchen is in good condition and has had very little alteration since constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. The Elwha Ranger Station Historic District is comprised of fourteen buildings...

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The Glines Canyon Power Plant is historically significant for its association with the evolution of power plant design and contributed to the development of the automation of hydroelectric installations. In addition, as one of the last dams within the state to be constructed solely for the purpose of power generation, it marks the closing of an era which characterized early hydroelectric development within Washington State. In 1992, Congress passed the...

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Found by hunter Andrew Jacobsen in 1892 but forgotten until June 25, 1907 when William Everett, Thomas Farrel and Charles Anderson located them. These men gave the springs their present name because they were in the Olympic Mountains, were hot and were springs. The springs were acquired by the National Park Service in 1966 and all "developments" were removed. By the 1940s, a hotel and a group of cabins surround...

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