Deer Ridge Lookout

  

Photo of Deer Ridge Lookout courtesy of Gary WeberDeer Ridge Lookout is located 24 road miles Northeast of Bonners Ferry, atop Deer Ridge (4755 ft). The gravel road that leads right to the lookout is well maintained. The 14X14 foot cabin sits atop a 40 foot tall timber frame and affords excellent views of the Purcell mountain ranges of Northern Idaho and Montana, as well as the Moyie River Valley.

The lookout was refurbished in 2005 and is in excellent condition. There are 2 twin beds, two chairs, a dresser, and a table. A pit toilet is located 50 yards away. We discourage bringing children to the lookout.

At a Glance

Fees $25 per night, $175 per week
Restrictions: 4 people maximum / seating and sleeping accomodations for 1 person only. No open flames are permitted in the cabin. Due to the 40 foot tower, all visitors should use extreme caution while climbing stairs and walking around the catwalk. We discourage bringing children to the lookout.
Closest Towns: Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: This rental is part of NRRS. Reserve units by calling NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 or visit the website at www.recreation.gov

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Directions:

Take Hwy 95/2 North from the Bonners Ferry Ranger Station for 5 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 2 and head east for 2 miles. Turn Left onto County Road 34, head north and east for 10 miles until you cross the Moyie River. Turn Right onto road 2541, go east 1.5 miles. Go north on road 2540 for 6 miles until the road ends at Deer Ridge Lookout.


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Deer Ridge Lookout is located 24 road miles Northeast of Bonners Ferry, atop Deer Ridge (4755 ft). The gravel road that leads right to the lookout is well maintained. The 14X14 foot cabin sits atop a 40 foot tall timber frame and affords excellent views of the Purcell mountain ranges of Northern Idaho and Montana, as well as the Moyie River Valley. The Cabin was refurbished in 2005 and is in excellent condition. There are 2 twin beds, two chairs, a dresser, and a table. A pit toilet is located 50 yards away.
Fire Danger Level: Low

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  Latitude : 
48.847361
  Longitude : 
-116.101926
  Elevation : 
4755 feet