Blue Mountain Lookout (Kootenai NF)
US 342, MT 24

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 342, MT 24 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered May 12, 2000
Location Kootenai National Forest
Lincoln County, Montana
Coordinates N 48° 29.895' W 115° 27.165' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 29' 54" W 115° 27' 10"
N 48.498255° W 115.452743°
Elevation 5,978 ft (1,822 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Libby Ranger District


Located in the Purcell Mountains on the Kootenai National Forest, Blue Mountain Lookout was used as a lookout point in the early 1920s. In 1928 a one-room residence ground house was built, followed in 1935 with a 80' steel tower with 7' x 7' metal cab erected by the CCC. In 1940 a new ground house was constructed. The tower and ground living quarters remain in active service.


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