Historic Elk Lake Guard Station lies along the beautiful and popular Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway. It was originally built in 1929, and was afterward in regular use for almost seven decades. In the late 1990s, after the log cabin was "de-commissioned" as a full-time Forest Service guard station, it was in dire need of maintenance and repair. From 1998-2001, the Forest Service and Passport in Time volunteers worked to restore the landmark. In 2001, the guard station, eventually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, re-opened its doors as a Forest Service visitor's center and interpreted historic site. Since that time, PIT volunteers have been recruited and trained to staff the Elk Lake Guard Station, and serve as professional-caliber information/interpretation specialists for the site's thousands of annual visitors. Volunteers keep the station clean and tidy, and provide a full range of information and interpretive services to visitors. Continuing that tradition, we need your help as uniformed Forest Service representatives again this year!