Basin Butte Lookout
US 747, ID 49

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 747, ID 49 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered November 20, 2008
Nominated by Jill Osborn
Location Salmon-Challis National Forest
Custer County, Idaho
Coordinates N 44° 20.294' W 114° 58.671' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 20' 18" W 114° 58' 40"
N 44.338230° W 114.977850°
Elevation 8,854 ft (2,699 m)
Built 1934
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District


Perched high in the Salmon River Mountains on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, Basin Butte Lookout was built in 1934. In emergency only status for a number of years, this 14’x14’ L-4 groundhouse with catwalk was completely restored in 2008 with a volunteer Passport in Time project by the USFS.


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1932 photo

1932 photo