Quartz Mountain Lookout in Mount Spokane State Park - Washington
Quartz Mountain Fire Lookout -
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.
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).
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
Campfire ring and firewood
CXT concrete vault toilet
Emergency lantern (seven watt D cells)
Night light for steps
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
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
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.