Warner Mountain Lookout is the winter wonderland destination for avid winter sports enthusiasts looking for a challenge. This replica of an old cupola-style lookout sits on a high vantage point of Warner Ridge at an altitude of 5,300 feet in the Willamette National Forest approximately 75 miles southeast of Eugene, Oregon. This is a very remote location; the road to the lookout is not plowed or maintained for winter travel. The lookout can only be accessed by skis, snowmobiles or snowshoes, a distance of 2-10 miles. Conditions on the mountain change rapidly. You need to be evaluating conditions and weather throughout your stay. Sudden storms and high winds may make skiing and driving conditions difficult. Experience in cross-country skiing or snowshoe travel is highly recommended. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities. The reward is worth the effort of getting there. Guests will enjoy panoramic views of the pristine snow-covered landscape and starry skies on clear nights. It is highly recommended that visitors reserving the lookout follow the directions and the route shown below in "Getting There." Do not attempt to access the lookout from Forest Road 23. Experience in cross-country skiing or snowshoe travel is highly recommended; renters should plan an entire day of travel to reach the lookout Be prepared for extreme winter weather conditions; guests should be experienced in back country travel and survival skills Carry adequate clothing, food, water and equipment There is no water; guests must provide their own water for drinking, cooking and washing No open flames, including candles, are permitted Cabin access is on steep, narrow metal gripping stairs up the 41 foot tower. Guests should come prepared for driving in winter conditions and carry tire chains and a shovel; this is a high wind and storm area A high-clearance vehicle is recommended Check local weather forecasts and SNOTEL Sites Guests can contact the Ranger District prior to arrival to check on any restrictions or conditions, road closures, weather or storms, which might affect their visit. Refunds will not be granted due to weather or snow conditions which may make access extremely challenging Guests must pack out all trash and clean the cabin before departure Smoking is not permitted Learn more about the <a href=” http://www.fs.usda.gov/willamette”>Willamette National Forest Pets are not allowed. 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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