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Hager Mountain Fire Lookout

Fremont-Winema National Forest

Southeastern Oregon, Oregon

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Hager Mountain Fire Lookout

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  • The lookout sits directly on the butte at 7,195 feet.- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • The vault toilet and the wood shed are just down the hill from the lookout.- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • How about a picnic with a view?- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • The view southwest from Hager Mountain.- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • Hager Mountain Fire Lookout at 7,195 feet.- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • There is a deck on two sides of the lookout for sunbathing or stargazing. - Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • Most lookouts are stocked with games. Hager is no exception and offered decks of cards and a solid chess set. - Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • The 360-degree view at sunset is priceless.- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • The faint lights of Silver Lake in the distance. - Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • Hager Mountain is the perfect destination for stargazing.- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • The Milky Way over Hager Mountain Fire Lookout.- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • There are three beds, a wood stove, and a small kitchen area.- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
  • Morning coffee is best in a classic blue enamel cup.- Hager Mountain Fire Lookout
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Amazing views. Great stargazing. Solitude.
Cons: 
Steep and potentially long approach.
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Region:
Southeastern Oregon, OR
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
November 15 to May 15
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Price per night: 
$1-70/night
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Details

ADA/Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Wood Stove: 
No
Electricity: 
No
Heating (forced air or radiant): 
No
Potable Water: 
No
Firewood Provided: 
Yes
Kitchen: 
Yes
Wood stove: 
Yes
Historical: 
Yes
Linens provided: 
No

Reservation Information

Managed by: 
Forest Service
Reservation phone number: 
(541)576-210
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Property Description

Property Description

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Hager Mountain is one of many fire lookouts managed by the Forest Service, but it is one of the few that is still manned by fire tower operators in the summer months. Located in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, the Hager Mountain Fire Lookout is perched at 7,195 feet atop an 8 million-year-old dome of volcanic rock. The elevation of the lookout makes for amazing 360-degree views that encompasses Mount Hood to the north and Mount Shasta to the south. 

Hager Mountain is equipped with a small bed and a bunk bed, so the lookout can accommodate up to 4 people. In addition, there is a wood stove, a propane heater and lights, and a small refrigerator. There are a few kitchen items, but you should bring everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay. There is no water source at Hager Mountain, so be sure to pack in what you will need. Because this lookout is built on the ground, this is a good lookout for family adventures. It's a bit safer for children and pets as it's not swaying in the wind 40 feet in the air.

Depending on the time of year, the trail to Hager Mountain can be anywhere from a mile to 4 miles of hiking, skiing or snowshoeing. It's best to call the Silver Lake Ranger Station at 541.576.2107 to get updated conditions at Pole Butte Sno-Park to determine the best method of access. Weather conditions can change quickly in this area, and it's important to be prepared for heavy winds and winter storms.

Seeing as you'll be in the area, it's worth making the time to eat the the infamous Cowboy Dinner Tree. They are only open on the weekends, and you need to make reservations. After a night or two on the butte you'll be ready for a true cowboy cut of 30-ounce top sirloin steak or a whole roasted chicken.

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