Black Mountain Lookout (Boundary County)
US 1464, ID 156
Black Mountain Lookout  - 2010

Black Mountain Lookout - 2010 - courtesy of Rex Kamstra

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1464, ID 156 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered December 2, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Boundary County, Idaho
Coordinates N 48° 36.810' W 116° 14.865' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 36' 49" W 116° 14' 52"
N 48.613497° W 116.247753°
Elevation 6,096 ft (1,858 m)
Built 1963, Relocated 1975
Administered by Idaho Department of Lands
Cooperators Kaniksu National Forest


Black Mountain's first lookout was constructed in 1921, a Region 5 Plan 4A cabin on a short open timber tower. It was replace in 1935 with an Region 1/L-4 cabin on a 40 foot pole tower.

The current structure, a Region 6 Flat Top on a 53 foot open timber tower, was constructed in 1963 at Faset Peak and moved to Black Mountain in 1975.

The lookout survived vandal damage to it's tower legs and was moved to a new location 1/2 mile ENE of the original site in 2019 with a plan to add it to the recreational rental program.


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Undated early photo

Undated early photo - courtesy of Gary Weber