Mud Lake Lookout
US 1496, MT 74

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1496, MT 74 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered January 9, 2021
Nominated by Kyle Stetler
Location Flathead National Forest - Spotted Bear RD
Flathead County, Montana
Coordinates N 47° 38.540' W 113° 18.835' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 38' 32" W 113° 18' 50"
N 47.642333° W 113.313921°
Elevation 6,335 ft (1,931 m)
Administered by US Forest Service


The Mud Lake Lookout was established in 1921 with the original gabled-roof design (instead of the later hipped roofs) L-4 built in 1932. The lookout is described as the only remaining “original” lookout left in the Bob Marshall. Abandoned in 1972, the lookout was threatened by a a forest fire in 2000, but has had ongoing restoration work being conducted by the Northwest Montana Fire Lookout Association.


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