Austin Ridge Lookout
US 938, ID 97

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 938, ID 97 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered October 18, 2011
Nominated by Luke Channer
Location Clearwater National Forest
Idaho County, Idaho
Coordinates N 46° 21.044' W 115° 40.258' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 21' 03" W 115° 40' 15"
N 46.350740° W 115.670970°
Elevation 4,731 ft (1,442 m)
Built 1960
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Lochsa Ranger District


The original Austin Ridge Lookout on the Clearwater National Forest was an L-4 on 30' pole tower. It was replaced in 1960 with this 15'x15' R-6 cab with catwalk on a 53' timber tower. Staffed until the early 1990s, it was formerly in the rental program but is now inactive.


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