Big Creek Baldy Lookout
US 341, MT 23

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 341, MT 23 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered May 12, 2000
Location Kootenai National Forest
Lincoln County, Montana
Coordinates N 48° 38.092' W 115° 32.729' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 38' 06" W 115° 32' 44"
N 48.634865° W 115.545477°
Elevation 5,732 ft (1,747 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Libby Ranger District
Available for Rental Yes, learn more


As the U.S. Forest Service was developing a fire detection system on the Kootenai National Forest in the northwestern corner of Montana, Big Creek Baldy was an obvious location. The first structure was a log cabin built in 1929 which is still there (in need of repair). It was supplemented with a 30' wood tower with small 7' x 7' cab in 1934 to get a better view, and in 1966 a higher 41' timber live-in tower with 15' x 15' flattop cab was built. The lookout is available in the rental program.


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