Description

Nestled high atop the trees in the Clark Fork River Area, Gem Peak Lookout the perfect place to get back to nature! Explore over 400 miles of trails, fish, or simply come in the springtime to take in the wildflowers that blanket the hills surrounding the cabin. Beds, firewood, a wood stove, and a restroom are already waiting for ya; water, food, cooking equipment, bedding, and lanterns will all need to be hauled in. But no worries—the lookout is car accessible, so getting your gear to the top of this pretty peak is no problem!
Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Gem Peak Lookout Cabin.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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December 15th, 2015

This is by far one of the coolest places I have stayed! Secluded on the top of Gem Peak, nothing beats the 360 degree view! Be prepared to climb many steps often, as the outhouse is located on the ground a ways away from the tower. Also, for the same purpose, don't forget headlamps and lanterns! The view of the night sky is unreal from the tower. I didn't want to leave! There are two separate single beds, table and chairs, and a counter space. Don't forget to sign the guestbook and to use the cleaning supplies to pick up after yourself for the next lucky person!

View of the deckGem Peak Lookout TowerLooking in from the doorwayView from Gem Peak Lookout
Park
Kootenai National Forest
State
Montana
Country
United States
Phone Number
(406) 293-6211
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
47.914° N, 115.907° W
Unknown price
Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site
(Up to 4 people per site)

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