Square Mountain Lookout
US 542, ID 38

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 542, ID 38 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered February 12, 2004
Nominated by Gary Weber, Idaho Registrar
Location Nez Perce National Forest
Idaho County, Idaho
Coordinates N 45° 35.917' W 115° 51.817' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 35' 55" W 115° 51' 49"
N 45.598610° W 115.863610°
Elevation 7,957 ft (2,425 m)
Built 1931
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


There were only a few of the famed “Nez Perce L-5” log cabin lookouts built, and Square Mountain is one of the best of the last on the Nez Perce National Forest. Built in 1931 and in service until the 1970s, the cabin is being carefully restored by the regional Historic Preservation Team and a Pass Passport In Time project with lightning protection materials from the Idaho/Montana FFLA chapter.


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