CLEARWATER LOOKOUT CABIN, WA

Clearwater Lookout Cabin is a single story, wood frame structure constructed in 1935. It is tucked at the base of the Clearwater Lookout tower, a 94-foot steel tower constructed by the Civil Conservation Corps in 1933. Through the years, the tower has been used as a landmark by the...
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  • Entry to the cabin is by combination lock; please call the Pomeroy Ranger District at 509-843-1891 one week prior to arrival for the combination to the cabin
  • No potable water at this site; guests must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing
  • Please bring your own garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" site
  • All Forest Service cabin rentals prohibit smoking
  • Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire closures, road, weather or storms, etc., that may affect the quality of your stay
  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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AREA CLEARWATER LOOKOUT CABIN CABIN NONELECTRIC 4 0 Pull-Through
Pets Allowed - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Clearwater Lookout Cabin is a single story, wood frame structure constructed in 1935. It is tucked at the base of the Clearwater Lookout tower, a 94-foot steel tower constructed by the Civil Conservation Corps in 1933. Through the years, the tower has been used as a landmark by the public and employees of the Forest Service. The tower is no longer manned during fire season, but it is used on occasion during extreme fire conditions. The tower is closed to public access, but the rental cabin is open year-round.

The cabin is located about 25 miles south of Pomeroy, Washington in the Umatilla National Forest. Access by car is from June 1 to November 1. In winter, access is limited to cross country skis, snowshoes or snowmobile.

Natural Features:

Perched at 5,600 feet elevation, Clearwater Lookout Cabin offers panoramic views of the expansive Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, from sunrise to sunset.

The rugged landscape of the wilderness stretches across the northern Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon. The mountain slopes are carpeted with bunchgrass, lodgepole pine and subalpine fir.

An array of wildlife, including Rocky Mountain Elk, bighorn sheep, white-tailed and mule deer, black bears, cougars and coyotes may be spotted.

Recreation:

Horseback riding and hiking trails can be accessed from the cabin. During spring and summer, guests can enjoy a short and scenic drive along the Tucannon River to Sunset Point. Mushroom and berry picking may also entertain guests. At night, guests enjoy gazing up at the star-filled sky.

Winter brings avid snowmobilers and skiers to explore its groomed trails.

Facilities:

The cabin is divided into a kitchen and a bedroom, and is furnished with two double beds and two single beds. It is kept warm in the winter by a propane heater, and features propane lights, a cook stove and a refrigerator, as well as some cookware, dishes and utensils. It is suggested that visitors bring their own dishes, pots, pans and utensils, however. An outhouse is located nearby.

There is no water on-site, so visitors must bring plenty for drinking, cooking and washing. Other things to bring include bedding or sleeping bags, flashlights, dish soap and other basic camping gear. Click here for more cabin details.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearest general stores and gas stations are in Pomeroy, a 40-minute drive from the cabin.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 30 2014 - Fri Feb 27 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Historic Sites
  • Pets Allowed
  • Propane Heat
  • Propane Lights
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.25, -117.625
46°15'0"N, 117°37'30"W

From Pomeroy, take 15th Street south to the forest boundary. Continue on Forest Service Road 40 for about 7 miles to Clearwater Junction. The cabin is located to the right at the base of Clearwater Lookout Tower. Guests may park right beside the cabin, but not on the concrete helipad.

Automobile access to the site is from June 1 to November 1. In winter, visitors must park at the Rose Springs Sno-Park, about 1.5 miles inside the forest boundary. From this point, guests can either snowmobile or cross country ski about 5.5 miles on a beginner to intermediate-level trail.

A Washington State Sno-Park permit is required to park at the Sno-Park. Permits can be purchased from any Washington State Park office.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CLEARWATER LOOKOUT CABIN
71 WEST MAIN ST
POMEROY  WA  99347

Phone Number:

Information:  (509)843-4629
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