Thompson Peak Lookout
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Great views of the Clark Fork Valley and Superior townsite. This site is close enough to allow easy access from Superior, but remote enough to provide the quiet and solitude expected at a lookout. This site is a multi-story building with the cabin rental on the third story. This tower has an enclosed stairway making it more suitable for children with supervision. This is a very modern tower with many amenities not found in the usual lookout like electricity and a micowave. It is also an electronic site with radio and cellular equipment located on other floors. No drinking water. Vault toilet. $30/night fee.
This lookout is a multi-story building with the cabin rental on the third story. The rental includes electric lights, cell phone coverage, a stove, a heater, a small refrigerator, one twin bed and is carpeted. Pack out your own garbage. You can drive directly to the tower. CAUTION - There is no level parking area so set your parking brake and chock your wheels.
Directions: Thompson Peak is located 55 miles west of Missoula, Montana on Interstate 90 (I-90), From Interstate 90, take exit #46 at Superior. Turn south and at the T-intersection turn left (east) on Diamond Road (paved) and drive for 1.1 miles, then turn right on Cedar Creek Road #320 for 2.6 miles. Then turn right on forest road #7863 and travel 6.1 miles to the lookout.
Courtesy of USDA Forest Service
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