How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest Guide Book

by Tish McFadden & Tom Foley (Wilderness Press)
How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest  by Tish McFadden & Tom Foley

182 pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0899973841

Spend a weekend in a remote lookout tower, with a bird’s-eye view of the trees and clouds and a front-row seat for the sunset. This updated edition covers 65 cabins, guard stations, and fire look-outs available for rent in Oregon and Washington. Ranging from pleasant bungalows just off the road to 60-foot towers deep in the wilderness, these scenic, secluded, and historic structures can be your own private place in the woods.

© 2005 Tish McFadden and Tom Foley/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest" Guide Book
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... Preview: Originally constructed in 1928 atop Red Mountain, this lookout is a fine example of the cupola-style design common in the 1930s. It was moved here in the autumn of 1985. It is not for rent. 12 x 12- ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Tiller, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: The cabin is a 1930s-era log dwelling with three bedrooms, located on the northern shore of Anthony Lake. It provides a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding glacial peaks. Hiking trail oppo ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Gunsight Mountain, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: A very pleasant, rustic, furnished, and well-maintained two room cabin—with a yard enclosed by a charming split rail fence. It is legal to pan for gold in this section of the Burnt River, which flows ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Bates, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: Lovely, historic log cabin in a delightful setting with fenced yard, outdoor picnic table, and fire pit. Around you: Abert Rim, to the north, is 2000 feet high and more than 30 miles long, which makes ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Lakeview, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: Panoramic view of three western states. Furnished with period furniture. Listed on the National Historic Lookout Register. Overlooking the Gearhart Wilderness in south-central Oregon. On a clear day ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Paisley, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: This 16 x 16-foot flat top cabin sits atop a 20-foot tower. The cost is $35 per night. This money is used for maintenance and renovation of the lookout. The lookout is equipped with propane stove, hea ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Iron Mountain, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: Bolan Mountain Lookout is a 14 x 14-foot 1953 L-4 style cabin at ground level atop Bolan Mountain. Parking is just below the lookout. It sits atop a high peak with sharp cliffs all around. For safety ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Cave Juntion, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: An historic two-story rustic cabin adjacent to Boundary Creek. In the heart of snow country, you’ll have hundreds of miles of groomed trails to access, or strap on your skis or snowshoes and enjoy the ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Baker City, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: 21 x 15-foot, two-room log cabin, in need of some T.L.C. AROUND YOU Beside the cabin, in the yard, is the trailhead for the McBee Trail (3523), which takes you into the Three Sisters Wilderness, 5.2 m ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
McKenzie Bridge, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: A one-room cabin. AROUND YOU Activities in the area include hiking and horseback riding in the summer months and snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter. The cabin is within a short drivi ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Tiller, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: 14 x 14-foot cabin atop 40-foot tower. AROUND YOU This is a shared winter recreation area. You are likely to share the area with snow-mobilers and winter outdoor enthusiasts. From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Dufur, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: This is a two-story cabin, built in 1934. The first floor is 868 square feet and the second floor is 336 square feet. It has three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and a bathroom with hot shower. ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Pomeroy, WA - Campgrounds
... Preview: Single-story wood frame structure with 360 square feet of floor space. AROUND YOU Scenic drive along breaks of the Tucannon River (Sunset Point). Horse and/or hiking trail into Tucannon River offers g ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Pomeroy, WA - Campgrounds
... Preview: An historic cabin near Big Summit Prairie with easy access and many of the amenities of home, including three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and two bathrooms. Around you: Old growth ponderosa pines ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Prineville, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: The cabin is a two-story, wood frame structure, with three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and living room area. The cabin has wood siding, tin roofing, and a cement foundation. A concrete walkway lead ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Granite, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: The former Fire Guard Station is a two-room cabin with approximately 450 square feet of living space. The cabin offers guests a scenic, peaceful spot for relaxation and enjoyment of outdoor recreation ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Paisley, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: 20 x 14-foot, one-room cabin, with bathroom and shower. In the spring and summer enjoy wildflowers, wild horses, wildlife viewing, and splendid peace and quiet. Around you: We noticed a surprising num ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
John Day, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: The cabin is a one-story building containing a bedroom, living room, bathroom with shower, and kitchen with nook. It is not accessible to wheelchairs due to narrow doors and hallways. AROUND YOU The ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Heppner, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: The lookout is an “L-4 Aladdin ground house cabin” that is 14 x 14 feet. AROUND YOU From the Drake Peak Lookout, you are overlooking the Warner Mountains in south-central Oregon. On a clear day you ca ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Lakeview, OR - Campgrounds
... Preview: The Lookout is the ground-mounted L-4 model, 14 x 14 feet in size, with outside shutters and a hip roof design. There is no catwalk. It is perched on a rock overlooking the Evergreen and Beckler Drain ... From the guidebook "How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest"
Skykomish, WA - Campgrounds