LUNCH PEAK LOOKOUT, ID

Lunch Peak lookout offers breathtaking views of Cabinet Mountain Wilderness, the Selkirk Mountains and Lake Pend Oreille. Located in the Cabinet Mountains, 35 miles northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho, the lookout sits at 6, 414 ft. Guests can enjoy easy access to Pend Oreille Divide Trail...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 18 2014   Season Dates

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Bring the combination to the lock box with you. The lock box is located on the back door. Once you open the lock box, you will find a key to the front door of the lookout. Please note: the combination to the lock box will be in your confirmation letter. High clearance vehicles are recommended. The last 4 miles of the access road has some rough spots.
  • There is no heat, water or power. Bring everything you need to go camping except the tent. A small table and storage cabinet is provided.
  • No drinking water or water of any kind is available. Bring plenty of water for drinking and cooking.
  • This is a pack it in, pack it out facility. Bring garbage bags and pack out your trash.
  • No campfires or charcoal grills allowed at the lookout.
  • No smoking in the lookout.
  • Bear Habitat. Food must be properly stored in vehicles.
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    AREA LUNCH PEAK LOOKOUT CABIN NONELECTRIC 4 0
    Pets Allowed
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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

    Lunch Peak lookout offers breathtaking views of Cabinet Mountain Wilderness, the Selkirk Mountains and Lake Pend Oreille. Located in the Cabinet Mountains, 35 miles northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho, the lookout sits at 6, 414 ft. Guests can enjoy easy access to Pend Oreille Divide Trail.

    The lookout is remote and rustic with no heat, furnishings, water or cooking facilities. This basic structure lets visitors experience the feeling of "roughing it" while enjoying the cozy shelter and incredible views of the mountains and valleys below.

    Natural Features:

    The lookout is located northeast of Sandpoint, Idaho and Lake Pend Oreille at an elevation of 6,414 feet.

    Bear, deer, elk, and cougar are among the wildlife native to the area. Visitors are cautioned to be aware of and practice bear safety while staying at Lunch Peak Lookout.

    Recreation:

    The Pend Oreille Divide Trail #67 starts just below the lookout and is suitable for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. It follows ridge lines for much of its length and offers great views in all directions.

    Facilities:

    The 15'x15' cabin was remodeled in 2002 and sits atop a high cinder block foundation. No water or heat is provided. The lookout has limited furnishings which include a table and storage cabinet. A modern vault toilet is located at the Pend Oreille Divide trailhead, 300 feet away.

    The last four miles of the access road is rough in spots and high clearance vehicles are recommended.

    Nearby Attractions:

    The closest convenience store and fuel is located in Hope, Idaho, approximately 20 miles or a one hour drive.

    Booking Window
    Thu Sep 04 2014 - Sun Mar 01 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 Sat Jul 19 2014 Sat Oct 18 2014
    Peak Sat Jul 18 2015 Sat Oct 17 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Berry Picking
    • Birding
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Mountain Biking
    • Star Gazing
    • Table
    • Wildlife Viewing
    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
    Jul 19 2014 -
    Oct 18 2014
    CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
    Peak Season
    Jul 18 2015 -
    Oct 17 2015
    CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00

    *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):
    48.36806, -116.185
    48°22'5"N, 116°11'6"W

    From Sandpoint take Hwy 200 east 12 miles to Trestle Creek Road; turn left onto Trestle Creek Road #275 and go 12 miles to Lunch Peak Road #1091; turn left onto Road 1091 and go 4 miles to the lookout.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    LUNCH PEAK LOOKOUT
    1602 Ontario Street
    SANDPOINT  ID  83864

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (208)263-5111
    Office hours: M-F

    8:00am to 5:00pm. Closed weekends and holidays.

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