Public safety office in the King County, Washington
902 SE North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045
North Bend Ranger Station Building 2230, originally the fire warehouse building, is an element of a National Register thematic group entitled "USDA Forest Service Administrative Buildings in the States of Oregon and Washington, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps." Like other buildings in the group, Building 2230 typifies construction projects undertaken by the C.C.C. and signifies the aid to the local community provided by the work relief program. Building 2230 also exemplifies the rustic architectural style developed by the Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service to impart agency identity, and signifies the Service's particular expression of this early twentieth century American style.
The Forest Service continues to use the building as a visitor information center and an entrance pass sales outlet for Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and other federal lands.
The North Bend Ranger Station is a collection of buildings operated by the USDA Forest Service in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1936, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. The multiple buildings indicate the expansion of Forest Service responsibilities from custodial supervision to extensive resource management. North Bend Ranger Station is considered historic both for its distinctive rustic architecture and for its association with the federal New Deal programs.
The CCC was a federal emergency work program dedicated to the stewardship of America's natural resources which provided work for unemployed young men and used the enrollees to work on conservation projects. Managed by the United States Army, individual camps and work projects were directed by cooperating agencies. The men of Camp North Bend, directed by the National Forest Service, built the North Bend Ranger Station.
The warehouse building is now a visitor information center and an entrance pass sales outlet for Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and other federal lands. The conference hall is used for training, education, and public meetings.