Bald Mountain Lookout Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

The Lookout is accessible by all vehicles with fairly good ground clearance. The last mile of road is rough, and trailers are not recommended. This lookout sits 50 feet off the ground. A stairway leads to a catwalk that surrounds the lookout room. The lookout has four chairs, a table, one twin size beds, two cots, propane cooking stove, propane heater, and a propane refrigerator. There are no modern bathroom facilities or electricity. Visitors should plan to bring the lock combination, directions to the lookout, bedding/sleeping bags, air mattresses or cots, drinking water, flashlights and or lanterns, food and beverages, warm clothing and toiletries, binoculars, camera, insect repellant, garbage bags, and a sharp knife. A pit toilet is located just below the lookout. Bald Mountain Lookout offers a bird's eye view from its perch 5,334 feet above sea level. Bald Mountain Lookout, located on the northern edge of the Palouse Ranger District, offers incredible panoramic views, to the south the Palouse and on the north the St. Maries Ranger District. A photo album in the lookout identifies the prominent landmarks that surround you. The lookout is one room and sits at 50 feet off the ground. A stairway leads to a catwalk that surrounds the lookout room. The lookout was built in 1956 and retired from a fire detection lookout in 1984. It's wide enough to pull up a chair while you enjoy the view You may see, deer, elk, bear, moose, and the majestic eagle. Just to the southwest of the lookout is the trail to Strychnine Ridge Trail 319. This is a three mile trail that also junctions with trail 228, one half mile below the lookout. Trail 228 leads down to Giant White Pine Campground, and is eight miles long. These trails are open to hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists and horses.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Hiking Trails
  • Beds & Foam Pads
  • Berry Picking
  • Bike Riding
  • Biking
  • Cabin Rental
  • Catwalk
  • Dishes & Tableware
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Horse Trail
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off Road Vehicle Trail
  • Pots & Pans
  • Propane & Cooking Stove
  • Scenery
  • Sightseeing
  • Stove
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Wildlife Viewing

Fees

Peak Season
Jun 26 2010 -
Sep 30 2010
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

Alerts and Important Information We discourage bringing children to the lookout because of the inherent danger of such a facility. This lookout sits 50 feet off the ground. A stairway leads to a catwalk that surrounds the lookout room. The lookout has four chairs, a table, two twin size beds, two cots, propane cooking stove, propane heater, and a propane refrigerator. There are no modern bathroom facilities or electricity. Visitors should plan to bring the lock combination, directions to the lookout, bedding/sleeping bags, air mattresses or cots, drinking water, flashlights and or lanterns, food and beverages, warm clothing and toiletries, binoculars, camera, insect repellant, garbage bags, and a sharp knife. A pit toilet is located just below the lookout. Most lookouts have occasional visits from Forest Service employees or members of the public. These people may be looking at the views, from the peak or from the cabin walkway, or using the outhouse. You have rented the lookout, and have the use of the cabin. There is a 2 night minimum and 4 night maximum stay. Please "Pack it in, Pack it out" as there is no garbage service. On road 377 you may encounter delays, truck traffic, and dust associated with a logging operation. Cabin can only be reserved up to 180 days in advance.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Bald Mountain Lookout
Campground Phone: 208-875-1131
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Saint Maries, ID
208-875-1131

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More About Bald Mountain Lookout Campground

Bald Mountain Lookout is a campground located in Saint Maries, Idaho. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -116.5719 latitude, and -116.5719 longitude into your GPS device.

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