Meadow Peak Lookout
US 344, MT 26

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 344, MT 26 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered May 12, 2000
Location Kootenai National Forest
Flathead County, Montana
Coordinates N 48° 04.776' W 114° 59.356' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 04' 47" W 114° 59' 21"
N 48.079600° W 114.989270°
Elevation 6,651 ft (2,027 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Libby Ranger District


One of the few Active L-4 lookouts on the Kootenai National Forest, Meadow Mountain is now staffed by the Montana State Division Division of Forestry in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service which built the structure in 1957. The first people to staff the lookout when it went in service in 1958 were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Griffith. The 14' x 14' cab with catwalk on a 10' wood tower has been well maintained and remains active.


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Visit Reports

August 14, 2006: Edward Cope


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Weather beaten, some vandalism, but less than would be expected. Open but no longer staffed for at least 10 years. Challenging drive, 4WD highly recommended.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Other enroachments? Some type of weather station is on site, and survey stakes and lines are present for what appears to be further development

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Yes
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes