Burnt Knob Lookout
US 234, ID 20

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 234, ID 20 (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° 42.097' W 114° 59.415' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 42' 06" W 114° 59' 25"
N 45.701620° W 114.990258°
Elevation 8,011 ft (2,442 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Red River Ranger District


Burnt Knob Lookout’s name reflects the fire history of the area. Located on the edge of the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness in the Nez Perce National Forest, the site was first used in 1922 when an alidade was placed on the summit. The unique L-5 log lookout cabin was built in 1930 and staffed until the 1960s. It is maintained for emergency use.


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