WEBB MTN. LOOKOUT RENTAL, MT

Webb Mountain Lookout is perched at 5,988 feet atop its namesake mountain in Kootenai National Forest. The lookout was built in 1959 and used as an observation point for fighting forest fires for over 40 years. The structure rests on a concrete block basement and encompasses 196 ...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 28 2014   Season Dates

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  • The lookout is secured with a combination lock; please call the Ranger District at (406) 296-2536 prior to arrival to confirm the combination
  • There is no water. Guests must provide their own for drinking, cooking and washing
  • Access depends on weather conditions. The road is normally plowed within 15 miles of the cabin
  • Please pack out all trash and clean cabin before departure
  • Learn more about 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 dontmovefirewood.org.
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AREA WEBB MTN. LOOKOUT RENTAL CABIN NONELECTRIC 5 0
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

Webb Mountain Lookout is perched at 5,988 feet atop its namesake mountain in Kootenai National Forest. The lookout was built in 1959 and used as an observation point for fighting forest fires for over 40 years. The structure rests on a concrete block basement and encompasses 196 square feet.

The lookout is accessible by car and the roads are well maintained; however, the last quarter mile of the access road is steep and rocky and not suited for low clearance vehicles. This rustic cabin offers a few amenities, but guests should be prepared to pack in most of their own supplies and gear.

Natural Features:

This lookout has many nice locations to enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery, which includes views of Koocanusa Reservoir and Mount Henry. Mountain peaks stretch out as far as the eye can see, and the surrounding area is covered in mixed evergreen forest. From this altitude, guests can enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets and starry skies at night.

Kootenai National Forest supports populations of deer, elk, moose, grizzly and black bears, wolves and mountain lions (bear safety). A variety of smaller mammals and birds can also be found.

Recreation:

The lookout is located in the Koocanusa Area, which offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Koocanusa Reservoir is the major recreation attraction in this geographic area, providing ideal settings for large watercraft and sailing.

The reservoir contains a large and stable population of Kookanee salmon, rainbow trout, bull trout, West slope cutthroat trout and burbot. Big game hunting is also possible around the reservoir.

The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail is accessible from Webb Mountain. It descends the mountain and crosses Lake Koocanusa Bridge, meandering along the east side of the Koocanusa Reservoir.

Facilities:

The lookout cabin is surrounded by windows on all sides and is encircled by a catwalk. It can accommodate up to 5 people on 1 twin size bed with mattress and 4 additional mattresses. Other amenities include a wood stove, table, benches and cleaning gear.

An outhouse is located nearby and a campfire ring is provided at the base of the tower. Firewood is available.

Water and electricity are not available. Guests need to bring their own water supply for drinking, cooking and washing.

Items such as a cook stove, cooking gear, bedding, lanterns or flashlights, matches, extra toilet paper, first aid supplies, trash bags, dish soap, towels and an ice chest are not available. Guests are expected to pack out their trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

Booking Window
Mon Jul 14 2014 - Sun Jan 11 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 Mon Jun 23 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Peak Mon Jun 22 2015 Sun Sep 27 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Hiking
  • Lookout Tower
  • Mattress(es)
  • Star Gazing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Sailing
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 23 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Peak Season
Jun 22 2015 -
Sep 27 2015
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):
48.84583, -115.35833
48°50'45"N, 115°21'30"W

From Eureka, Montana, take Highway 37 south 15 miles to the Koocanusa Bridge. At the west side of the bridge, turn right on Road 92 and proceed to Boulder Creek Road 337. Turn left and follow approximately 8 miles to Webb Mountain on Road 7179. At the ridge crest, turn left. The gate to the lookout is visible at this point.

The lookout is about 1 mile beyond the gate, and the last quarter mile is rough; vehicles with good clearance are recommended. Combination opens both the gate and cabin door.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WEBB MTN. LOOKOUT RENTAL
949 US Hwy. 93 N
EUREKA  MT  59917

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)296-2536