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Basic Information

Location: Tucannon Guard Station Campground is located in the Umatilla National Forest in Southeastern Washington State.

Coordinates: To plan your trip accurately, make sure to obtain the most up-to-date GPS coordinates, as this can help in navigating remote forest roads.

Reservations and Access

Reservations: Depending on the time of year and policies, reservations may be required to stay at Tucannon Guard Station Campground. Typically, these can be made through a centralized reservation system provided by the U.S. Forest Service or a partner organization.

Accessibility: Check the access conditions before your visit, especially during winter or wet seasons as roads can be impassable due to snow or mud.

Campground Facilities

Camp Sites: The campground usually offers a number of sites, but it is essential to verify the number and types of sites available (e.g., tent, RV, trailer).

Amenities: Basic amenities may include:

  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings
  • Potable water
  • Vault toilets

Higher-demand or more developed campgrounds might also offer:

  • Electrical hookups
  • Dump stations
  • Showers

Fees: There is often a fee associated with camping, so make sure to check the price and what is included in your payment.

Rules and Regulations

Campfires: Information on fire regulations is critical, as conditions can vary seasonally. Sometimes, campfires may be prohibited due to a high fire danger level.

Pets: Most campgrounds are pet-friendly, but pets usually need to be on a leash and under control at all times.

Alcohol: Alcohol rules vary by location, so check if there are any restrictions on consuming alcohol within the campground.

Quiet Hours: Respect quiet hours. This is generally enforced to ensure all campers have an enjoyable experience.

Activities

Hiking: Umatilla National Forest offers trails for various experience levels, so bring a map and research your routes.

Fishing and Hunting: If these activities are allowed, you'll need to adhere to state regulations and secure any necessary licenses or permits.

Wildlife Watching: The area may be home to diverse wildlife, so bring binoculars and keep a safe distance from any animals you encounter.

Safety Considerations

Wildlife: Store food securely and be aware of bears and other local wildlife to avoid unwanted encounters.

Weather: Prepare for sudden weather changes by bringing suitable clothing and gear.

Emergency Services: Know how to contact rangers and the nearest location for medical assistance. Cell phone reception may be poor or nonexistent.

Environmental Protection

Leave No Trace Principles: Follow the Leave No Trace principles by packing out all trash, leaving natural features undisturbed, and staying on designated trails.

Protect Water Sources: Use biodegradable soap and keep a safe distance from water sources when washing or using detergents.

Additional Information

Local Attractions: Research local attractions and scenic spots in the area for sightseeing.

Contact Information: For the most current information, contact the local Umatilla National Forest ranger district office.

Please remember that specific details about Tucannon Guard Station Campground can change from season to season. Always check the current conditions, regulations, and access information before setting out on your trip.

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