Middle Sister Peak Lookout
US 151, ID 10

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 151, ID 10 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered October 2, 1995
Nominated by C. Rod Bacon, FFLA
Location Idaho Panhandle National Forest
Shoshone County, Idaho
Coordinates N 47° 10.069' W 115° 39.205' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 10' 04" W 115° 39' 12"
N 47.167820° W 115.653424°
Elevation 6,818 ft (2,078 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators St. Joe Ranger District


The first lookout on Middle Sister Peak located in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest was a log cupola cabin built in 1923. It was replaced in 1951 with a L-4 lookout atop a 35’ tower which accidentally burned two years later. The present 30’ L-4 cab atop a 30’ tower with dimension timber legs was built in 1954 and remained active until 1989. Since 1992 it has been staffed and restored by volunteers.


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