Butts Creek Point Lookout
US 1011, ID 104

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1011, ID 104 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered September 2, 2014
Nominated by Luke Channer
Location Salmon-Challis National Forest
Idaho County, Idaho
Coordinates N 45° 21.699' W 114° 44.244' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 21' 42" W 114° 44' 15"
N 45.361650° W 114.737400°
Elevation 7,837 ft (2,389 m)
Built 1934
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators North Fork Ranger District, Salmon-Challis National Forest
Lookout Steward Dr. Phillip Krueger
Available for Rental Yes

Description

Built in 1934, this L-4 cab rests on a foundation made of log cribbing. Due to its remote location, requiring a boat to cross the Salmon River and a 6-mile hike with over 5,000 feet of elevation gain, this tower is rarely visited. It is believed to have been staffed during the 1960s and 1970s.

Twice a year, former lookout Dr. Phillip Krueger of Boise, Idaho, visits the lookout to open and close it for the season.

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Exterior decking

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Foundation

Foundation