Cougar Peak Lookout is located 10 miles northwest of Thompson Falls, Montana. From Thompson Falls, Montana take U.S. Highway 200 west for approximately one mile. Turn right onto the Blue Slide Road before crossing the Clark Fork River bridge. Follow the Blue Slide Road about eight miles to the junction with Forest Road 403. Turn right and follow this road 14.3 miles to the lookout. There are two gates on the Cougar Peak Road. The first is located about two miles up from the Blue Slide Road. This gate is open for vehicular traffic form May 15 to October 15 annually. The upper gate is located about one mile below the lookout and is closed year round to prevent vandalism to the lookout. There is a large parking area before the end of the road and a very small parking spot at the end of the road.
7/10 - 9/15
Deer Hunting, Elk Hunting, Hiking