The Steliko Lookout sits at an elevation of 2,586 feet in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Built in 1947, the lookout was used by Forest Service personnel until the 1990’s. The peak is still used by staff during emergencies to get a view of the surrounding area. The lookout is accessible by SUV or four-wheel drive truck from mid-April to mid-November. The road is narrow and steep at the beginning, please use all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive to limit road damage. Mid-November – mid-April the lookout is accessible by walking, skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling the 1.5 miles up the road, depending on snow level it can be hazardous to drive. Recent upgrades to the building will make your stay comfortable, but are still primitive, guests should be prepared with their own supplies.
The 16x16 cabin sleeps four and is equipped with four single foam mattresses, two on regular frames and two on trundle style frames. Two foldable tables, a bench with two burner propane stove, a heater, refrigerator and broom and dust pan are provided. An outhouse with a vault toilet is located 40 yards from the lookout and a picnic table is outside. The lookout is heated by a propane heater that vents to the outside of the building, lighting instructions are provided. There are LED strip lights that provide a lot of light and a USB plug for devices. Guests must bring their own water for drinking, cooking and washing. As well as cookware, dishes, bedding, flashlight, first aid supplies, trash bags and maybe a game or two.
The last 1.5 miles on forest road 5310 are steep, bumpy and narrow and users must have four-wheel drive or all wheel drive SUV. Users should use caution in spring and fall as snow and ice can cover the road. Visitors are welcome to park at the FS barn and walk to the lookout.
Entry to the cabin is by key. The key is in a lock box on the lookout. The combination to the lockbox is provided in the reservation confirmation letter.
The lookout is managed under a GT permit by the non-profit TREAD. Guests can reach out to TREAD via the TREAD app – available on the App Store or Google play. The TREAD app allows visitors to share updates and experiences, feel free to use this social platform to get and post updates.
The Entiat Ranger District office is open Monday – Friday, 8-430. Guests are welcome to call 509-784-4700 for information at least 72 hours prior to arrival for updates or other information.
Steliko Lookout has a minimum 2 night stay on the weekends (Fri-Sunday), but is available for single nights Monday – Thursday.
There is no water at the lookout.
Although not the super high, a fall from the lookout would hurt and potentially kill, please use care at all times, especially when windy. If your bring your children, please make sure they are not climbing on the railing.
There is no tent, trailer of RV camping at the site.
This is a pack it out facility, guests must pass out all trash and clean the cabin before departure by wiping down all surfaces (wipes provided) and sweeping the floor. Guests are welcome to use the dumpster at the Entiat Ranger District for their garbage.
Guests must close all windows and doors and lock the lookout upon departure.
The lookout is equipped with vented windows, please leave them open.
No smoking in or around the lookout.
No pets or any animals allowed in the facility.
Guests should contact TREAD or check the TREAD app prior to arriving to check on any restrictions or conditions that may affect their visit; like wildfires; alien encounters
Learn more about the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest at https://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen/
Views from the lookout include Tyee Mountain, Stormy Mountain and east to the Waterville Plateau. The open hillsides are covered with balsam root and Lupine in the spring and guests can usually spot a mule deer or two as this is great winter range.
Numerous forest roads are adjacent to the lookout and ready to be explored by bike, dirt bike, foot or truck. The Steliko Ridge trail is also adjacent to the lookout and is open to dirt bikes, mountain bikes, horses and hikers. This trail travles for approximately four miles out the ridge to the north.
Nearby roads and the Steliko Ridge trail offer opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and dirt biking. Although you may still see the light of nearby houses from the top, the star gazing is still very good. A short drive up valley leads to other recreation sites like Silver Falls, Entiat Falls and many trails. Always check conditions before embarking on your next adventure.
2108 Entiat Way Entiat WA 98822
PO Box 476 Entiat WA 98822
For campground inquiries, please call: 509-784-4700
From Entiat, WA, travel 10.3 miles west on the Entiat River Road, also known as county road 19. Turn right on NF road 5310, drive past the forest service buildings and continue up the road (use four wheel drive) for 1.5 miles, stay straight on the 5310-110 at the 5310/5310-110 junction. Follow the 5310-110 to the lookout.