Anderson Butte Lookout
US 232, ID 18

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 232, ID 18 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered August 25, 1997
Nominated by Gary Weber, Idaho Registrar
Location Nez Perce National Forest
Idaho County, Idaho
Coordinates N 45° 53.230' W 115° 19.902' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 53' 14" W 115° 19' 54"
N 45.887160° W 115.331696°
Elevation 6,827 ft (2,081 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Elk City Ranger District


The first lookout was a tent camp posted on Idaho’s Anderson Butte in 1914. In the early 1930s, an L-4 lookout was placed on the summit on a short tower. The current structure, an L-4 with catwalk on a 53’ timber tower, was built in 1953 and is staffed on an emergency basis. It is the last lookout of its type on the Nez Perce National Forest.


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