Green Ridge Lookout

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Green Ridge LookoutSet your camera on a tripod and sit back to watch nature’s stunning light show, both sunrise and sunset. Views of snow covered mountain peaks and dense forests of Douglas-fir, cedar, and Ponderosa pine stretch before you. As well as a stunning view, Green Ridge Lookout offers a bird watcher’s paradise. Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery, located just below the ridge, feeds the eagles every morning. Osprey also frequent the area. Keep binoculars handy. 

The cabin sits on a two-story tower hugging the side of Green Ridge. From the level parking area, there is a short boardwalk to the lower 20’ x 20’ wooden deck (with railings!). Follow a short, one story flight of steps to the catwalk of the upper deck surrounding the cabin. The one room cabin is furnished with a futon, a table and two chairs. It also features a propane refrigerator, an over-head light, a propane wall heater, and a three burner propane stove and oven, as well as miscellaneous basic cooking and eating utensils.  Visitors must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing.

  • Availability: Green Ridge Lookout is available for rent early May - June, and Mid September - Mid November. During the summer months, the lookout is staffed with Forest Service volunteers who help with forest fire detection.
  • Price and Capacity: $40 per night per group, with a maximum of four occupants.  Fees are used directly for the maintenance and preservation of the lookout.  
  • Reservations: The maximum length stay is fourteen consecutive nights.  Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit
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At a Glance

Open Season: Mid-April - Mid-June
Usage: Heavy
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District

General Information


From Sisters, OR: Travel 5.5 miles west on Highway 20 to Forest Service Road (FSR) 11 at Indian Ford Campground. Turn right on FSR 11 and travel approximately 10 miles to the end of pavement at the junction of FSR 1150. Take the left fork, FSR 1150, to the junction with FSR 1154. Turn left on FSR 1154 and continue to FSR 1140. Turn left on FSR 1140 and continue to spur road 600. Take a very sharp right on spur road 600, go approximately a half-mile to the locked gate on the right, spur road 650 (no signs). The cabin is at the end of the spur road.

General Notes:
  • No smoking
  • Pets are allowed outside only


  • Propane heat
  • Light
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove and oven
  • Vault toilet
  • Picnic table


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