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This how you can snag a fire lookout tower for $40 a night

Living and dead whitebark pine stand together at a U.S. Forest Service research and restoration site at the Snowbowl ski area in the Lolo National Forest September 19, 2019 in Missoula, Montana. The site has been studied since 1994 and many of the whitebark pine there were killed by blister rust and those that survived were later killed by the mountain pine beetle. According to the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment, the annual average temperatures in the state has increased 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1950 and is projected to increase by approximately 3.0 to 7.0 degrees by midcentury. As climate change makes summers hotter and drier in the Northern Rockies, forests are threatened with increasing wildfire activity, deadly pathogens and insect infestations, including the mountain pine beetle outbreak which has killed more than six million acres of forest across Montana since 2000.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Living and dead whitebark pine stand together at a U.S. Forest Service research and restoration site at the Snowbowl ski area in the Lolo National Forest September 19, 2019 in Missoula, Montana. The site has been studied since 1994 and many of the whitebark pine there were killed by blister rust and those that survived were later killed by the mountain pine beetle. According to the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment, the annual average temperatures in the state has increased 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1950 and is projected to increase by approximately 3.0 to 7.0 degrees by midcentury. As climate change makes summers hotter and drier in the Northern Rockies, forests are threatened with increasing wildfire activity, deadly pathogens and insect infestations, including the mountain pine beetle outbreak which has killed more than six million acres of forest across Montana since 2000. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Fire lookout towers are available for rent across the nation for around $40 per night, according to US Forest Service.

Pump your breaks: these hidden gems are always in high demand.

The fire towers, plus additional reactional cabins and lodgings, book up as soon as the US Forest Service makes them available each winter.

This year, like most things with COVID-19, things are different. Leaving many to cancel their reservations.

If you are interested in renting a fire lookout tower, you should check recreation.gov every week for cancellations.

According to CNN, Idaho and Montana are the states with the most fire lookout towers.


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