Rush Creek Point Lookout
US 337, ID 31

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 337, ID 31 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered March 1, 2000
Nominated by Gary Weber, Idaho Registrar
Location Payette National Forest
Valley County, Idaho
Coordinates N 45° 05.835' W 114° 56.044' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 05' 50" W 114° 56' 03"
N 45.097245° W 114.934065°
Elevation 7,139 ft (2,176 m)
Built 1937
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Krassel Ranger District


Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 in what is now designated as the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness within the Payette National Forest in central Idaho, Rush Creek Point Lookout is an unusual structure. Similar to an L4, it is actually an R4 plan #80 15' x 15' cab fitted with a pyramid roof. Rehabilitated once and used only by wilderness patrols since 1986, the lookout is still in reasonably good condition. But it does need maintenance. Access is only by trail.


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2009 photo (courtesy Luke Channer)

2009 photo (courtesy Luke Channer)