Duck Creek Point Lookout
US 886, ID 80

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 886, ID 80 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered July 22, 2010
Nominated by Luke Channer
Location Salmon-Challis National Forest
Lemhi County, Idaho
Coordinates N 44° 54.621' W 114° 29.844' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 54' 37" W 114° 29' 51"
N 44.910350° W 114.497400°
Elevation 9,130 ft (2,783 m)
Built 1935
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Salmon/Cobalt Ranger District


Built in 1935 on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, Duck Creek Point Lookout is a 10'x10' cab similar to an L-5. Originally a ground house, a 9' log base was added in 1944. No longer staffed, it received a new roof in 2004.


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Visit Reports

July 9, 2010: Luke Channer


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Missing one shutter. Several panes of glass missing. Appears water tight. No evidence of packrats! Door does not latch. Leftover shingles in log crib. No holes in roof. Stairs very shakey. 18 inch catwalk with little railings. Wood floor without holes.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? 60 miles from the nearest paved road. 1.7 mile hike. Road to lookout fairly rough. Best accessed by ATV or dirtbike.


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
Someone has replaced the roof at some point. In good shape for being abandoned.