Activities and Amenities
Attention: Road construction affecting the route to Big Creek Baldy will take place on the Pipe Creek Rd 68, between mile marker 7 and mile marker 12 during the summer of 2013. Road overlay work will occur in August 2013 from mile marker 12-19. Visitors should expect delays not to exceed 30 minutes due to construction.
Alert: Road construction will take place on the Pipe Creek Rd 68. Construction will be between mile marker 7 and mile marker 12, during the summer of 2013. Overlay will also occur in August 2013 from the mile marker 12-19. Visitors should expect delays that aren't to exceed 30 minutes due to construction.
BIG CREEK BALDY. LOOKOUT RENTAL, MT
Status: Open through Mon Oct 07 2013 Season Dates
1 site(s) found
OverviewBig Creek Baldy Lookout sits atop its namesake mountain at an elevation of 5,780 feet in the Kootenai National Forest. The lookout has been used as an observation point for spotting forest fires for over 60 years.
The lookout is typically open from mid-June through late September. High clearance vehicles are recommended. This mountain hideaway offers some amenities, but guests should plan to pack in some of their own supplies. Cell service is available at the lookout.
The lookout is located in the Purcell Range of the Rocky Mountains and offers panoramic views of densely forested peaks. Lake Koocanusa and the Yaak River valley are prominent features of the landscape.
Hikers can find places to explore around the lookout, and the surrounding Libby Area offers more than 400 miles of summer use trails.
The lookout stands 52 feet tall and has a 225 square foot cabin, which is encircled by a catwalk. It sleeps four and comes furnished with one double bed and one twin bed, both with mattresses. Other amenities include propane lights, a two-burner cooktop, table and chairs, heater, fire extinguisher, cleaning supplies and some cooking utensils. Propane is provided.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Libby travel 1 mile north on Highway 37 to the Pipe Creek Road. Turn and follow for 19 miles, then turn east (right) onto East Fork Pipe Creek Road/Big Creek Baldy Road 336. Proceed about three quarters of a mile and then turn right onto Big Creek Baldy Mountain Road 309. Follow this road for 5 miles to the lookout. The last mile is fairly rough but can be negotiated with vehicles having high ground clearance.
Mailing Address:BIG CREEK BALDY. LOOKOUT RENTAL
12557 HWY. 37
LIBBY MT 59923-8212
Phone Number:Information: (406)293-7773