St. Joe Baldy Lookout
US 1466, ID 158
St. Joe Baldy Lookout - 1959

St. Joe Baldy Lookout - 1959 - courtesy of John Crumb

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1466, ID 158 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered December 5, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Benewah County, Idaho
Coordinates N 47° 21.821' W 116° 24.708' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 21' 49" W 116° 24' 42"
N 47.363676° W 116.411804°
Elevation 5,827 ft (1,776 m)
Built 1954
Administered by US Forest Service/Idaho Department of Lands
Cooperators Idaho Department of Lands


St. Joe Baldy was constructed in 1954 replacing an earlier lookout site about a mile away.

A Region 1/L-4 cabin was placed atop a 10 foot block tower.

The lookout has not been staffed since the 1980's. The catwalk, shutters and stairs have been removed. The structure is now used as a communications vault.


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2017 Catwalk removed - Communications vault

2017 Catwalk removed - Communications vault - courtesy of Luke Channer