Priscilla Peak Lookout
US 794, MT 50
Luke Channer photo

Luke Channer photo

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 794, MT 50 (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° 41.267' W 115° 09.600' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 41' 16" W 115° 09' 36"
N 47.687780° W 115.160000°
Elevation 7,005 ft (2,135 m)
Built 1929
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District

Description

Priscilla Peak Lookout is a shake-walled, gable roof L-2 cupola cabin built in 1929 on the Lolo National Forest and is one of only three remaining of this style in the North Region. Restored and placed on the lookout rental program in 1994, it was withdrawn because of lack of use. Priscilla scans the Thompson River drainage, and has views of the Cabinets, Missions, Swans, and Glacier Park on a clear day.

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Distant View

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Priscilla Peak Lookout

Priscilla Peak Lookout

Luke Channer photo

Luke Channer photo

Luke Channer photo

Luke Channer photo

Luke Channer photo

Luke Channer photo

Visit Reports

July 8, 2006: Rod Fosback

Condition

Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Comments: Appears to be out of the rental program. Packrats have chewed holes through the flooring gaining access to the interior. Same with the outhouse. Someone placed a piece of tin on the table and used it as a base for a campfire because there was no stove. Looked like there had been plans for a stove because of the recent chimney but never happened. Also, last persons there did not close up properly. Door wide open, shutters not fastend so several ripped off by wind. Made repairs while there.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? Trailhead not clearly signed.

Staffing

Staffed? Sometimes
Excellent reading found there of Gene Miller's summer of 1956.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response