Eddy Mountain Lookout
US 786, MT 47

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 786, MT 47 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered April 24, 2009
Nominated by Gary Weber
Location Lolo National Forest
Sanders County, Montana
Coordinates N 47° 32.516' W 115° 11.284' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 32' 31" W 115° 11' 17"
N 47.541940° W 115.188060°
Elevation 6,957 ft (2,120 m)
Built 1982
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District


The first station at Eddy Mountain Lookout on the Lolo National Forest was a standard gable-roof L-4 ground house built in 1931. The present R-6 flattop, 15’x15’ with catwalk on a 10’ concrete base was constructed in 1982 and is one of the newest lookout structures in the region. Eddy Peak (and the town of Eddy, Montana) was named after Richard Eddy, one of the owners of the Eddy-Hammond Company, later known as the Missoula Mercantile Company, in 1885. Eddy Peak has been a primary lookout for the district since the 1930's and is still staffed every season.


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