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
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


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

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Swimming hole
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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
Kootenai National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(406) 293-6211
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47.914° N, 115.907° W
Unknown price
Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site
(Up to 4 people per site)

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