Sourdough Peak Lookout
US 167, ID 15

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 167, ID 15 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered November 25, 1996
Nominated by Gary Weber, Idaho Registrar
Location Nez Perce National Forest
Idaho County, Idaho
Coordinates N 45° 43.598' W 115° 48.907' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 43' 36" W 115° 48' 54"
N 45.726640° W 115.815114°
Elevation 6,755 ft (2,059 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Elk City Ranger District


Constructed in 1927 using the "Nez Perce Log Lookout House Plan,” Sourdough Peak Lookout is unique. Although the blueprints called for a 16’ x 14’ structure, the builder modified it to 15’x 15’ and added windows all around. In 1994 and 1995 the Nez Perce National Forest conducted a complete restoration as a Passport in Time Project using skilled volunteers and Forest Service personnel.


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