Oregon Butte Lookout
US 236, ID 22

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 236, ID 22 (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° 31.282' W 115° 40.112' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 31' 17" W 115° 40' 07"
N 45.521360° W 115.668529°
Elevation 8,373 ft (2,552 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Red River Ranger District


Oregon Butte Lookout received its name because of the clear view of Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains from its summit. The first lookout was a tent camp in the 1920s, soon replaced by a log cupola cabin in 1929. The current R6 flattop in a 7 concrete base was constructed in 1963. Located in the Gospel Hump Wilderness in the Nez Perce National Forest and reached by a five-mile trail, it remains a primary lookout and is staffed every season.


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