General Information

[PHOTO: Visitors Snow Shoeing - Clear Lake]Pets: Pets are allowed in many of the recreation rentals available to the public. Here are a few simple things to consider when bringing your family member on your trip to make your stay more enjoyable to you, your pet, other visitors, and wildlife:



  1. Keep your pet leashed when required. Some rentals require that your pet remain outside and leashed.
  2. Prevent your pet from harassing or chasing wildlife. Many animals maintain a small margin of energy reserves particularly in the winter for their survival.
  3. Clean up after your pet.
  4. Do not leave your pet unattended in the rental.

Storms: Storms are part of the thrill of staying at a lookout, but they are also extremely dangerous. If a lightning storm should occur while you are at the lookout, please follow these rules:

  1. Stay indoors or in your car.
  2. If you are trapped outside during a lightning storm, move
    to lower ground and stay low to the ground.
  3. Do not stand under trees or other high objects.
  4. If you are in the lookout building, close windows and
    doors. Lightning follows air currents.
  5. Turn off radios. Do not touch anything metal.

[PHOTO: View from Flag Point Lookout]

Safety: Many of the fire lookouts are difficult to access requiring the ability to scale ladders or climb steep steps. Catwalks around the towers are narrow. Modifications to these facilities are virtually impossible in order to maintain their historic integrity. These lookouts are not recommended for small children.