I do know which lookout I will be assigned to and I’m pretty familiar with the area. Hearing your positive experience with transferring jobs that’s definitely a plus. I have a year and a half left after this semester of school.How many years of college do you have left??
Once in the Federal employment system as a summer employee it is pretty simple to get other jobs. When I was in college I made a point of telling the National Forest that I wanted to get a different job and work elsewhere in the system. That worked out well. Did that three of four times.
Lookout is the one job I never did. Be sure you like being alone, and reading UNLESS you are close enough for tourists to visit. Then you became a visitor information person. Also being on a glass bottom chair in the middle of a lighting storm, must be an experience. Some pretty tough dudes, when I heard them on the radio after a lighting storm seemed a bit more humble.
As others mentioned, doing creel surveys is fun in that you get to speak to the public. And there is a lot to be said for the bikini hatch at lakes. I had a great job once on a NPS lake doing a carrying capacity study. It was fun and the bikini hatch was a great working environment.
I would go with the lookout. Something I tried to do for years and never got the chance. After be in there awhile be clear that you would like other experiences and jobs the following years. If it turns out to be a wet year....they might pull you off to do other things anyway.
Do you know what lookout you would be assigned to?? Look at it in Google earth.