Thunder Lake Patrol Cabin
|Nearest city||Estes Park, Colorado|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||NPS Rustic, log cabin|
|MPS||Rocky Mountain National Park MRA|
|NRHP reference No.||87001124|
|Added to NRHP||January 29, 1988|
The Thunder Lake Patrol Cabin is a small structure in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Built in 1930, the 12-foot (3.7 m) by 16-foot (4.9 m) cabin may have been built as a simple shelter, but has more recently been used on an occasional basis as a backcountry patrol cabin in the Wild Basin area. The one story one-room log cabin is not used in the winter, but does have a stove with a stone fireplace. The main cabin is gable-roofed, with a small shed-roofed porch, and is a good example of the National Park Service rustic style. The logs are saddle-notched, projecting an increasing distance at their ends from top to bottom.
The Thunder Lake Cabin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 1988.
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