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Quartz Mountain Lookout in Mount Spokane State Park - Washington

Quartz Mountain Fire Lookout - Washington   

For a unique and memorable vacation, spend the night in the fire lookout that sits atop the rocky summit of Quartz Mountain in Mount Spokane State Park. Perched at an elevation of 5,129 feet, the lookout provides stunning views of the Spokane valley, the north Idaho panhandle and the Selkirk Mountains. In the summer, the landscape is wildflowers and huckleberries.

The lookout is 14-by-14 feet in size. It is a wood-frame structure with wrap-around windows and deck and sleeps four comfortably. Visitors may take along their own food and a propane stove is available for cooking. There is no electricity in the lookout.



Quartz Mountain Lookout Rental in Washington

Capacity and Fees
Maximum capacity: Up to four people. Pets are not allowed.
2012 Rental fees: $88 (plus tax) per night June 15 to Sept. 15.
$77 (plus tax) per night Sept. 16 to Oct. 15 (closing date depends on weather).

Lookout amenities:
  Two single beds with mattresses
  Two additional mattresses
  Propane camp stove
  Table, four chairs, outside picnic table
  Cabinet with counter
  Cutting board, two dishwashing tubs
  Five gallon jugs of drinking water
  Water pump
  Fire extinguisher
  Campfire ring and firewood
  CXT concrete vault toilet
  Emergency lantern (seven watt D cells)
  Night light for steps
  Guest book


The fire lookout is approximately 30 miles North East of Spokane. From I–90 take exit 287, then drive north on North Argonne Road and drive approximately 13 miles to Highway 206. Turn right on Highway 206, and drive approximately 12 miles to Mount Spokane State Park entrance. Drive approximately 3.1 miles to the large gravel parking lot. From there turn right, drive 200 yards and turn right again. Park at the Selkirk Lodge parking lot or behind the lodge. The road is paved except for the last 200 yards, which are gravel. From there it is a 2.2 mile hike to the Quartz Mountain Fire Lookout. The hike has an elevation gain of 807 feet.
Quartz Mount Lookout in the SnowQuartz Mountain Fire Lookout Interior
Reservations and cancelations
Reservations are accepted up to nine months prior to arrival dates between June 15 and Oct. 15, depending on weather. To make a reservation, please call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
A maximum of five consecutive nights may be reserved.
To confirm a reservation, all fees must be paid in full when the reservation is made.
Cancelations: If you cancel a reservation eight or more days prior to your scheduled arrival date, the cancel fee is $10.50. If you cancel a reservation seven or fewer days prior to your scheduled arrival date, you pay for two nights. To cancel a reservation, please call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. 



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