McCart Lookout
US 85, MT 10

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 85, MT 10 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered May 1, 1994
Nominated by David Campbell, Sula District Ranger
Location Bitterroot National Forest
Ravalli County, Montana
Coordinates N 45° 52.788' W 113° 42.829' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 52' 47" W 113° 42' 50"
N 45.879805° W 113.713815°
Elevation 7,185 ft (2,190 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Sula Ranger District
Available for Rental Yes, learn more


Built by the U.S. Forest Service in 1939, McCart Lookout was completely restored in 1991-92 by the Sula Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana. The structure is an L-4, 14'x14' live-in cab with catwalk on a low wooden tower. It was used for fire detection until 1984 when it was replaced by TeePee Lookout to the north. Located on the edge of the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness and reached only by trail, McCart Lookout was placed in the cabin rental program in 1993 and has proven to be very popular with overnight hikers.


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