FALL MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT CABIN, OR

Fall Mountain Lookout Tower is situated about 20 miles from John Day, in central Oregon. It provides 360-degree views of the surrounding Strawberry Mountain Wildness, as well as the towns of Seneca and Mt. Vernon. The lookout offers access to a variety of recreational activities. ...
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  • There is no water at the lookout tower; guests must bring their own water for drinking, cooking and washing
  • The tower remains locked; guests will need to have a combination lock code, which will be contained in the reservation confirmation letter
  • Weather conditions and snow may delay the opening of the access road to the lookout beyond the scheduled dates, as well as force early closures
  • This is bear country; use appropriate containers for food and garbage; learn more about bear safety
  • Contact the Ranger District prior to arrival to inquire about current conditions and possible restrictions, such as fire or road closures, weather and anything else that may affect the quality of a visit
  • Learn more about the The Malheur National Forest
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Fall Mountain Lookout Tower is situated about 20 miles from John Day, in central Oregon. It provides 360-degree views of the surrounding Strawberry Mountain Wildness, as well as the towns of Seneca and Mt. Vernon. The lookout offers access to a variety of recreational activities. In addition to sightseeing, visitors to the area enjoy hunting, hiking and viewing wildlife.

The lookout can accommodate just two people and provides few amenities. It can be accessed by vehicle. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring many of their own supplies.

Natural Features:

The tower was built in 1933 and sits at an elevation of 5,949 feet. Before satellite surveillance systems, lookout personnel monitored the forest from this 18-foot perch for signs of smoke, alerting fire guards when necessary. Today guests can watch the sun rise and set, spot wildlife from the catwalk and witness dramatic thunderstorms that traverse the territory during summer months.

The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness area includes approximately 69,350 acres of land, including mountain peaks and several lakes, as well as the headwaters of Pine, Indian, Strawberry, Canyon, Bear, Lake, Wall, Roberts and Big Creek streams. A variety of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, antelope, black bear, cougar, bighorn sheep, ruffed and blue grouse, pileated woodpecker, sharp-shinned hawk, bald eagle, pine marten, mink and beaver. A varieties of bird and fish can be seen in the area.

Recreation:

Recreational options include wildlife viewing, huckleberry picking, star gazing and hiking the area around the lookout. There is a multiple-use trailhead south of the tower, at Starr Springs. Designated hiking trails into the wilderness are located 30 minutes from the lookout tower by vehicle.

Facilities:

The one-room, 14-by-14 cabin sits atop an 18-foot tower and sleeps two. The cabin is furnished with a futon bed and a table and chairs. It has electricity and in the kitchen area, an electric stove and refrigerator. The kitchen also contains pots, pans, dishes and tableware.

A catwalk encircles the structure, allowing for unobstructed views of the surrounding area. A vault toilet is located near the base of the tower.

There is no water available on site. Guests must bring their own water for drinking, cooking and washing, as well as sleeping bags/bedding, a flashlight or lantern for emergencies, first aid kit, towels, garbage bags, toilet paper and dish soap.

Booking Window
Wed Apr 23 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 30 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Area
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Electric Stove
  • Futon(s)
  • Parking Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
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:
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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
May 30 2014 -
Oct 30 2014
CABIN ELECTRIC $40.00

*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):
44.28972, -119.13139
44°17'23"N, 119°7'53"W

From John Day, travel approximately 15.5 miles south on Highway 395. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 4920. Follow Forest Service Road 4920 approximately 5 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 607 and continue approximately 1 mile to the lookout.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FALL MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT CABIN
Prairie City Ranger District - 327 SW Front St.,P.O. Box 337
Prairie City OR 97869

Phone Number:

Information: (541)820-3800
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