Yaak Mountain Lookout

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Yaak Mtn. Lookout has been used as an observation point for spotting forest fires since 1958 This lookout offers outstanding views of the town of Troy, ecspecially on 4th of July, the Kootenai River and surrounding area. The lookout is equipped with one twin size bunk with three mattresses, a propane stove,  heater, lights, table, chairs, shovel, bucket and cleaning gear. The lookout is not wired for electricity and has an outdoor toilet. Water sources are limited in the area and there is not water at the lookout. We recommend bringing your own drinking water as all open water is considered contaminated. Due to tower height we discourage bringing young children or pets. Open season late May.  $35/night fee.

Find more information at Recreation.gov

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GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):

48.5625, -115.91694

48°33'45"N, 115°55'1"W

From Troy, Montana, follow Highway 2 west for 3 miles to the East Side Road 176. Follow the East Side Road 176 for 2 miles north to the Kilbrennen Lake Road 2394. Follow Kilbrennen Lake Road 2394 approximately 2 miles to the Yaak Mountain Road 4407. 

You will find a gate on this road and need the combination code to enter. Keep gate locked after entry. Follow Road 4407 to the Yaak Mountain Lookout. Total distance from Highway 2 to the lookout gate is 4.15 miles. Access depends on weather conditions.

Courtesy of USDA Forest Service

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