Perched atop its namesake mountain at an elevation of 5,587 feet, Evergreen Mountain Lookout was built in 1935 for detecting wildfires. During fire season, lookouts stayed in the cabin, watching for lightning strikes and forest fires in the Skykomish drainage. Once the lookout located a fire or smoke, he or she would radio to the Skykomish Ranger Station and give local landmarks to help firefighters locate the fire quickly. During World War II, Evergreen Mountain Lookout was used as an Aircraft Warning Station, and then remained an active fire tower until the early 1980s. During volunteer restoration efforts in the 1990s, the lookout was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lookout tower must be accessed via a steep, scenic hike on the Evergreen Lookout Trail . Some amenities are provided, but guests should be prepared to pack in many of their own supplies. Entry to the lookout is by key, which must be obtained from the Skykomish Ranger Station A $100.00 damage/key deposit is required at the time or prior to picking up the key at the ranger station Water is not available; guests must bring their own supply of water All parties must sign a release form prior to using the lookout; it can be mailed or brought in to the Ranger District Extreme caution must be taken when using lanterns, cook stoves or any other appliances with open flame (candles and incense is prohibited) Keep the building and grounds clean to deter squirrel, mice, rats, bears and other wildlife from area Please do not let pets roam freely, as they may endanger wildlife and plants or themselves Pack out all food and garbage and clean the facility before you leave Doors and windows should be locked and all personal items removed upon departure. Leave the shutters up. The cabin is a no-smoking facility Contact the Skykomish Ranger District at (360) 677-2414 prior to arrival to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect your visit Learn more about Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Don’t Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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