The Heybrook Lookout sits atop its namesake ridge at 1,700 feet. The lookout itself rises 67 feet above the ridgeline and provides spectacular views of breathtaking glacial peaks surrounding the valley. The first Heybrook fire lookout was a simple tent platform built in 1925. The Forest Service replaced it seven years later with a 45-foot log leg tower, with a ground-level cabin intended as sleeping quarters for fire rangers; however, rampant rodents eventually drove the rangers up into the tower where they lived until a 67-foot lookout was built in 1964. Heybrook Lookout is one of only 106 lookouts left in Washington State. Reservations cannot be made for more than 7 days in a row. 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. Pets are not allowed on the lookout. 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. Once a reservation has been made, each party is responsible for contacting the ranger station to make arrangements to receive, complete, and turn in the required rental paperwork as well as to make arrangements to pick up their key. Click here for more information 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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