Quillayute River Station Site

La Push, WA

Also known as Quillayute River

The Quillayute River Station Site site was established in 1929?


This site was closed (in) 1980


This is an active site from 1932-1980


This is the original site location


Designation number: 319 (331)

Station closed in 1980 at this site and moved to a new location. 1932 station house survives and was acquired by the Quileute Indian Tribe soon after the move. It is now the Quileute Tribal School Administration Building.

Station Site Notes:

Station Quillayute River is located on the Quillayute Indian Reservation in La Push, WA (Station Website). James Island and the village of LaPush also were important sites in World War II as part of the 13th Naval District's Coastal Lookout System. Both the LaPush Lifeboat Station and the LaPush Beach Patrol Station were located within the village adjacent to James Island. Because James Island obstructs a full view of the horizon from the village, a lookout tower next to the Lifeboat Station house was complemented by a second lookout structure on the island (Quileute Indian Tribe's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1932 station house is surviving at this site

View Buildings at this Station Site