Swanholm Peak Lookout
US 1428, ID 120
Swanholm Peak Lookout - 2015

Swanholm Peak Lookout - 2015 - courtesy of www.obrianmccadventures.com

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1428, ID 120 (view other lookouts in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered September 27, 2020
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Boise National Forest
Elmore County, Idaho
Coordinates N 43° 53.560' W 115° 19.560' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 53' 34" W 115° 19' 34"
N 43.892672° W 115.326002°
Elevation 8,733 ft (2,662 m)
Built 1954
Administered by US Forest Service - Boise National Forest


Swanholm Peak has been a fire detection site since 1921. A log, ground cabin was built in 1922. It was replaced by the current Region 1 Plan cabin on a 10 foot concrete block tower in 1954.

The forest no longer staffs Swanholm Peak but it is kept in shape ready for emergency duty if needed.


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Photo courtesy of www.obrianmccadventures.com

Photo courtesy of www.obrianmccadventures.com