Northwest Peak Lookout
US 347, MT 29

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 347, MT 29 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered May 12, 2000
Location Kootenai National Forest
Lincoln County, Montana
Coordinates N 48° 57.778' W 115° 58.078' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 57' 47" W 115° 58' 05"
N 48.962960° W 115.967960°
Elevation 7,606 ft (2,318 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Three Rivers Ranger District


Northwest Peak Lookout on the Kootenai National Forest was first used as a patrol camp in 1921. Then in 1929 a prototype gable L-4 ground house was constructed, the forerunner of the classic L-4 model built throughout the west. Abandoned for fire detection in 1955, it survived the elements and was restored in the 1980s as a historic site. Few of the gable roof L-4s remain.


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