Attention: We will be replacing a bridge on the access road to the lookout. The lookout will be closed for the month of August. It could possible open sooner, call the district for details.

GARVER MTN. LOOKOUT RENTAL, MT

Garver Mountain Lookout is perched on top of Garver Mountain at an elevation of 5,874 feet. The lookout is located in the Yaak area of the Kootenai National Forest, characterized by its minimal services and rugged beauty. This destination is ideal for visitors with an adventurous ...
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Know Before You Go
  • There is very limited water; Guests must provide their own for drinking, cooking and washing
  • Young children are discouraged from staying at this facility due to the height of the tower
  • To obtain the lock combination to the gate and to the tower, contact the Three Rivers Ranger District at 406-295-4693
  • Access depends on weather conditions
  • Visitors may leave up to 2 vehicles at the trailhead
  • Guests must bring their own trash bags and pack out all trash
  • This is bear country. Learn about bear and other outdoor safety precautions
  • Learn more about the the Kootenai National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
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AREA GARVER MTN. LOOKOUT RENTAL CABIN NONELECTRIC 4 0
Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Garver Mountain Lookout is perched on top of Garver Mountain at an elevation of 5,874 feet. The lookout is located in the Yaak area of the Kootenai National Forest, characterized by its minimal services and rugged beauty. This destination is ideal for visitors with an adventurous attitude, looking for a plethora of outdoor activities.

Garver Mountain Lookout has been used as an observation point for detecting forest fires since 1929. The first lookout was a one-story log cabin, which is still on the site. The current lookout was built in 1963 and is available for rent for up to four people.

Natural Features:

The Yaak area is home to grizzly bears, wolves, elk, deer and a variety of smaller mammals and birds. The Yaak River and its many tributaries provide habitat for cutthroat, rainbow, brook and bull trout. There are also several lakes scattered at varying elevations for hikers and fisherman to enjoy.

Recreation:

Garver Creek is located near the lookout and offers opportunities for trout fishing. Day hiking is another popular pastime in the area around the lookout.

Facilities:

The current lookout is 144 square feet and 40 feet tall. The lookout is equipped with two twin beds with 4 mattresses, a wood stove, table, chairs, shovel bucket and cleaning gear. Due to vandalism, however, these items are not guaranteed.

The lookout is not wired for electricity and water sources are limited. There is a pit toilet located outside.

Although there are a few amenities provided, guests will need to bring their own supplies such as drinking water, sleeping bags, pillows, toilet paper, matches, food and cooking utensils, to ensure a comfortable stay.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 4 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 Fri Jun 27 2014 Fri Sep 26 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Bird Watching
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mattress
  • Photography
  • Restroom
  • Sightseeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
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
Jun 27 2014 -
Sep 26 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

*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):
48.92778, -115.79583
48°55'40"N, 115°47'45"W

From Troy, Montana: Follow Highway 2 west for 9.5 miles to Yaak Highway 508. Follow Yaak Highway 508 north for 30 miles to the town of Yaak. Continue on Yaak Highway 92 to French Garver Road 276, turn right and follow road to junction with road 5857. Follow 5857 to the gate to Garver Mountain. The road continues beyond the gate for approximately 3 miles. There is a sign on the trail to the lookout.

Note: The trail to the lookout is approximately 1/4 mile and is steep for a short distance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

GARVER MTN. LOOKOUT RENTAL
Three Rivers Rd. 12858 US Hwy. 2
TROY MT 59935-8750

Phone Number:

Information: (406)295-4693