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North Cascade Smokejumper Base

23 Intercity Airport Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862-9744
+1 509-997-9750
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Great tour

Our guide,Jared, was great. We all learned so much about the Northwest Smoke Jumpers. They are an... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
How cool is it that smoke jumping was developed in Washington in the Methow Valley?

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

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Seattle, Washington
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23 Intercity Airport Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862-9744
+1 509-997-9750
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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 18 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
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Four of us experienced a very educational and learning experience by visiting the Base. Our host was most helpful and did a great job of introducing us to the important role these persons perform.

Thank WALewisC
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had our own personal tour guide: a "rookie" jumper, but experienced hot shot firefighter! (This is clearly a highly elite group.) Friendly & very informative. We enjoyed the explanation of the process, the tour of the plane & the equipment hangar. We learned a...More

Thank ajoyce7
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

If you're a pilot or a skydiver, you'll especially find this base interesting. The jump plane is a Spanish made Casa often used by skydivers at drop zones. Earlier smoke jumper aircraft were Ford Tri-Motors, Twin Otters, Beech 18, or a large single engine Howard....More

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We had a wonderful rookie jumper guide, who took us in the hangar where they store all the gear, do the sewing, and inspect the parachutes, as well as going inside the plane, and the storage hangar.

Thank simivalley1699
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