Webb Mountain Lookout

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Webb Mountain Lookout

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Webb Mtn. Lookout sits at an elevation of 5988 feet. The lookout has been used as an observation point for fighting forest fires for over 40 years. Constructed in 1959, the structure rests on a concrete block basement and encompasses 196 square feet. The roads to the lookout are well maintained and mini-van worthy. The last 1/4 mile is steep, rocky and bumpy (not mini-van worthy). A high clearance vehicle is recommended if you want to park near the lookout. The cabin is equipped with a modern woodstove, one twin size bed frame and 5 mattresses, table, bench and cleaning gear. The building is not wired for electricity and has an outdoor toilet. Water sources are limited in the area and there is no water at the lookout. We recommend bringing your own drinking water, as all open water is considered contaminated. There is a nice firepit located at the base of the lookout, some firewood provided. This lookout has many nice locations to set your lawn chair and enjoy the awe inspiring scenery.

More information can be found at Recreatiion.gov.

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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.

Courtesy of USDA Forest Service

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