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Warner Mountain Lookout Tower

Southern Oregon Cascades, Oregon

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  • In snow season, you must snowshoe or ski in to the lookout. You know you're close when you've reached this sign.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
  • The lookout cabin sits atop a 40-foot tower.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
  • The stairs are beautifully covered in rime ice.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
  • The only bed in the lookout is surprisingly cozy.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
  • The kitchen area is well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, and silverware. There's even an oven.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
  • There is a nice pit toilet at the base of the lookout tower.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
  • The views from the deck are marvelous on a clear morning.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
  • Clear views from the Warner Mountain Lookout Tower the morning after a storm.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
  • In the summer you can drive up this road to the lookout tower.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
  • View of the Warner Mountain Lookout from Logger's Butte, which is just a few miles up the road.- Warner Mountain Lookout Tower
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Solitude. Beautiful scenery. Nearby options for exploration.
Cons: 
Up to a 12-mile snowshoe or ski to reach the tower.
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Region:
Southern Oregon Cascades, OR
Pets allowed: 
No
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
November 01 to May 15
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Price per night: 
$1-70/night
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ADA/Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Wood Stove: 
No
Electricity: 
No
Heating (forced air or radiant): 
Yes
Potable Water: 
No
Firewood Provided: 
No
Kitchen: 
Yes
Linens provided: 
Yes

Reservation Information

Managed by: 
Willamette National Forest
Reservation phone number: 
1 (877) 444-6777
Address: 
United States
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Property Description

Property Description

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The remoteness of the Warner Mountain Lookout almost guarantees solitude on a snowy winter day. But once you make it to the lookout, it is hard to leave.

The interior of the lookout tower is well organized with a sleeping area, a cooking area, and space to lay out gear or do a puzzle. The lookout also provides propane heat and a propane stove for cooking. There are several lights to brighten up the cabin during the long winter nights. A wraparound deck and windows all around offer panoramic views of the mountains when the skies are clear. There is no running water, but there are some large pots for melting snow. An outhouse is only a few steps away once you descend the staircase.

Unlike many lookout towers in the Forest Service rental program, the Warner Mountain Lookout is used as an active fire tower in the summer months. The upstairs portion of the cabin is where the fire spotting table and other equipment are housed in fire season.

From the lookout tower there are a few roads and trails leading to other backcountry destinations that are worthy of a day trip, including Logger's Butte and Moon Point.

 

 

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