Tyee Lookout

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

The Tyee Lookout sits at an elevation of 6,654 feet in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Built in the 1950’s, 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 four-wheel drive truck from mid-June to mid-October. The last four miles of the road is narrow, steep, sandy and rocky; including two rock ledges. As an alternative the lookout is accessible by walking the last 4 miles up the road. 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. A bench with a camp style propane stove and propane, broom and dust pan are provided. A portable toilet is located 30 yards from the lookout behind a privacy screen. This is for poop not pee, please be prepared to pee behind a tree. The lookout has LED strip lights that provide a lot of light. 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.  

Need to Know

Natural Features

Views from the lookout include Stormy Mountain, numerous peaks in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and east to the Waterville Plateau. The rocky outcrop is home to whitebark pine, a species on decline, please respect and admire this tree.

Nearby Attractions

Billy Ridge and Tyee Ridge trails are adjacent to the lookout. 


Nearby roads, the Tyee Ridge trail and Billy Ridge trail offer opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and dirt biking. Although you may still see the light of a faraway house from the top, the star gazing is still very good.  

Contact Information


PO Box 467 Entiat WA 98822


2108 Entiat Way Entiat WA 98822

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 509-784-4700

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