The original lookout was constructed in the early 1920's and replaced by the current lookout in 1948. It measures 14'x14' and is based on a mound of rocks, it was last used a fire lookout in the 1970's.The peak was named by I.V. Anderson, an early forester, and Harry Baker, supervisor of the then Cabinet National Forest, ( the conversation at the time may have contributed to the name of the peak). It is equipped with two single beds and mattresses, chairs, bench, wood heating stove, bucket and cleaning gear. Firewood is stored in the basement of the structure. The lookout is not wired for electricity and has an outdoor toilet. There are no potable water sources at the lookout, we recommend bringing your own water as all open water is considered contaminated.
At a Glance
The lookout is open from July 1 to September 30 (weather permitting)
The lookout can be reserved 3 days in advance of your stay by contacting the Ranger Station or Contact the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov, the cabin can be reserved 180 days in advance of your stay.
The cabin rents for $35.00 a night with a 7 day stay limit.
4 adult campacity.
Pets are welcome, but must stay off the beds.
Lighting of fireworks is not allowed on National Forest System Lands.
Trout Creek, Montana
No developed water supply
Directions: From Trout Creek travel approximately 10 miles woutheast on State Hwy 200 to Beaver Creek road 152. Turn here and follow for 12 miles to the junction with road 2222. At this point there is a sign directing the traveler to the lookout which is approximately 8 miles north. Note that after 4.5 miles there is a confluence with the three roads; stay on the middle road 2222.