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Kootenai Forest Service Cabins

Rent Kootenai forest service cabins or lookouts for an incredible experience.  If you have ever dreamed of having a log cabin in an isolated place in the mountains, then this could be what you have been looking for.  Take a step back in time and live like the early pioneers in our land did.  You will have a warm, comfortable place to sleep and hang out, but you won't have the conveniences that you live with from day to day - that is part of the fun, though!


Most of them fill up early, so be sure to get your reservation in for an experience you won't easily forget.




Kootenai Forest Service Cabins and Lookouts



Kootenai Forest Service Cabins in the
Clark Fork River Area



Bull River Guard Station

This cabin is located near the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and is close to the river.  It is very popular for those who like to go hiking, horseback riding, fishing or just watching the wildlife.  The cabin was home for a ranger for many years and still contains period furniture from their era - 3 double beds and 2 single beds with mattresses to sleep 8; sitting room chairs; table and chairs; electric stove and furnace, minimal cleaning supplies, outdoor toilet, no water.  The fee is $55 per night with a 7 night maximum stay.  To learn more or make reservations, click here: Bull River Guard Station.




Gem Peak Lookout

This lookout is located at the southern end of the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and is about 25 miles from Trout Creek.  It offers incredible views of the Clark Fork River area and offers an extensive trail system nearby.  You will find 2 beds for 4 people, table and chairs, wood stove, minimal cleaning supplies, outdoor toilet, no water.  The fee is $35 per night with a 14 day maximum stay and is available from July 1 to October 1.  To learn more and/or to make reservations, click here: Gem Peak Lookout.




Minton Peak Lookout

This lookout is located in the Bitterroot Mountains about 15 miles from Trout Creek.  It sits on a high peak surrounded by lush evergreens and offers unforgettable views.  You will find 2 beds with mattresses to sleep 4 - table and chairs - wood stove - propane cook stove - minimal cleaning supplies - outdoot toilet - no water or electricity.  Rents for $40 per night.  To learn more and/or make a reservation, click here: Minton Peak Lookout.




Sex Peak Lookout

This lookout sits atop a mound of rocks and is surrounded by lush evergreens.  It is approximately 35 miles from Trout Creek and is a great place to watch wildlife - elk, moose, bears, deer, mountain lions and wolves all live here.  You will find 2 beds with mattresses to sleep 4 - table and chairs, wood stove, minimal cleaning supplies - outdoor toilet - no water or electricity.  The fee is $35 a night with a 7 day maximum stay.  If you would like to know more about this lookout, or make a reservation, click here: Sex Peak Lookout.



Kootenai Forest Service Cabins in the
Fisher River District




Fairview Ranger Station

The cabin is located about 40 miles from Libby near Wolf Creek.  The 2 story cabin is available all year and you can drive right to it.  You will find bed with mattresses for 10 people - propane stove, refrigerator, heater and lights - table and chairs - eating and cooking utensils - minimal cleaning supplies - outdoor toilet - no water or electricity.  Fee is $50 per night with a 14 day maximum stay.  To learn more and/or make reservations, click here: Fairview Ranger Station.



Kootenai Forest Service Cabins in the
Koocanusa District


McGuire Mountain Lookout

This lookout is located in the Kookanusa area and is about 14 miles from Eureka.  There is about a 2.5 mile hike into the lookout, but after you get there you will be treated to outstanding views.  It is only available from June 1 through September 30.  You will find 2 twin bed boards without mattresses, wood stove, table and bench, minimal cleaning supplies, outdoor toilet, no water or electricity.  Fee is $25 per night.  If you would like to know more, or to make a reservation, click here: McGuire Mountain Lookout.




Webb Mountain Lookout

This fire lookout sits on top of the mountain and offers incredible views, as well as opportunities for watching the wildlife - bears, elk, deer, moose, wolves, mountain lions, bighorn sheep.  The last quarter-mile gets really steep and rocky, so you might have to walk and carry your gear.  You will find 1 twin bed with a mattress plus 4 additional mattresses so you can sleep 5 people - a table and benches - a wood stove for heating - minimal cleaning supplies - an outdoor toilet - no water or electricity.  The rent is $35 per night with a 14 day maximum stay.  If you would like to learn more or to make a reservation, click here: Webb Mountain Lookout.




Big Creek Baldy Lookout

This lookout tower is about 25 miles from Libby and offers outstanding views of Koocanusa Lake and the Yaak River Valley.  You can often spot some of the wildlife that live here - elk, moose, deer, bears, mountain lions or wolves.  You will find 1 double bed and 1 twin bed with mattresses that will sleep 4 people - propane cook stove, lights and heater - table and chairs and minimal cleaning supplies.  There is an outside toilet and no water or electricity.  The rent is $40 per night with a 14 day maximum stay.  To learn more and/or to make reservations, please click here: Big Creek Baldy Lookout.





Kootenai Forest Service Cabins in the
Tobacco Area




Mt Wam Lookout

This lookout sits way on top of the mountain and gives a panoramic view of lush evergreen mountains every direction you look.  It is about 25 miles from Eureka and then another 5 mile hike to get to the lookout.  Wildlife is plentiful and you will have plenty of opportunities to observe deer, elk, moose, mountain lions, black bears, wolves and grizzlies.  You will find 2 twin sized bed boards with 4 thin foam pads - wood stove - table and benches - minimal cooking utensils - outdoor toilet - no water or electricity.  It rents for $20 a night with a 14 day maximum stay.  To make a reservation and to learn more about the lookout, click here: Mt. Wam Lookout.





Kootenai Forest Service Cabins in the
Yaak Area



Mt. Garver Lookout

This lookout is about 50 miles from Troy and sits high on the mountain with views of rugged beauty all around.  The trail goes straight up to the top and is really steep.  Hiking is very popular in this area and the lookout is commonly used as a base.  You can observe wildlife here and even grizzly bears.  You will find 2 twin beds with 4 mattresses - table and chairs - wood stove - few cleaning supplies - outdoor toilet - no water or electricity.  Rent is $35 per night with a 14 day maximum stay.  To learn more or to make a reservation, click here: Mr. Garver Lookout.



Mt. Baldy - Buckhorn Mountain Lookout

This lookout sits on top of the mountain and gives a panoramic view of rugged and lush mountains whichever direction you look.  Lots of wildlife can be observed here also - black bears, elk, moose, deer, mountain lion, grizzly bears and wolves.  Many trails are in this area and are quite popular for hiking.  You will find 1 bunk bed plus 3 additional mattresses - table and chairs - propane cook stove, heater and refrigerator - outdoor toilet - no water or electricity.  The lookout is about 35 miles from Troy.  It rents for $35 a night with a 14 day maximum stay.  To learn more about the lookout and/or to make reservations, click here: Mt. Baldy-Buckhorn Mountain Lookout.




Upper Ford Cabin

This 2 story cabin is about 45 miles from Troy in a heavily forested area near the Yaak River.  The cabin is open all year and is quite popular for hunting and fishing activities.  Wildlife can commonly be observed here - moose, elk, deer, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, wolves.  You will find 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds, 2 double futons and a single futon - a propane stove, refrigerator and heater - table and benches and chairs - eating and cooking utensils - minimal cleaning supplies - outdoor toilet - no water or electricity.  Fee is $50 per night with a 14 day maximum stay.  To learn more and/or to make a reservation, click here: Upper Ford Cabin.




Yaak Mountain Lookout

The lookout sit on top of Yaak Mountain and overlooks dense evergreen forests.  Wildlife commonly wander around here and you can observe elk, moose, deer, black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions, and wolves.  You will find a twin bed plus 3 additional mattresses - propane stove, refrigerator, heater and lights - table and chairs - outdoor toilet - no water or electricity.  Fee is $35.00 per day with a 14 day maximum stay.  This lookout is about 12 miles from Troy.  To learn more and to make reservations, click here: Yaak Mountain Lookout.





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