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North Cascade Smokejumper Base

23 Intercity Airport Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862-9744
+1 509-997-9750
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Amazing is not enough

This was an amazing experience to visit and tour the facilities. The smoke-jumper that showed us... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Dick M
Auburn, Washington
Most Interesting Place

A most interesting place to visit, particularly since the valley was filled with smoke drifting... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Bellevue, Washington
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“forest fires” (5 reviews)
23 Intercity Airport Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862-9744
+1 509-997-9750
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was an amazing experience to visit and tour the facilities. The smoke-jumper that showed us around was superb (to say the least). He was very informative and was very good at showing all aspects of what goes into getting ready for jumping. I would...More

Thank Dick M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A most interesting place to visit, particularly since the valley was filled with smoke drifting down from Canadian forest fires. The tours are most informal as you are guided by one of the smoke jumpers who are on site, on standby waiting to jump at...More

Thank freelancesteve
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This place was a great activity and more satisfying than any shopping in town. We learned a lot and had a very engaging smokejumper as our guide. It's pretty incredible what these guys do.

Thank Teri J
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had a very interesting personal tour of the smokejumper base and learned a lot. We were fortunate to be there when a group of them were leaving to go to another state, so we got to see them suit up and then take off....More

Thank wecanoe
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Our guide,Jared, was great. We all learned so much about the Northwest Smoke Jumpers. They are an amazing group. We were surprised to find out they actually sew all of their jumpsuits.

Thank Karol64
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Go by for the tours and learn some history of a really awesome profession. The folks here are friendly and helpful.

Thank cbarnes199
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I guess the smoke jumpers go home in September, but we were lucky enough to find someone left behind who did show us the equipment room and advise us to come back for a tour in the summer.

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 3 October 2016

90 minutes of insight into the risk and reward of saving the forests of Washington. First hand conversation with the people who jump out of airplanes to prevent the fires in remote locations from spreading. Sit in the airplane that they use to get to...More

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We visited the town of Winthrop which is a real western town with several nice shops. Just a short distance from town Anders, a rookie smokejumper gave us a great tour of the North Cascade Smokejumpers base. These fir fighter/jumpers are a phenomenal tough and...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Located about 10 minutes south of Winthrop - follow signs. My wife and I found the North Cascade Smokejumper Base very interesting. Leo, a rookie smokejumper gave us a personal tour. He is extremely knowledgeable and you could tell he really enjoyed his job. Before...More

Thank EdKIssaquah
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