Squaw Peak Lookout
US 178, MT 17

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 178, MT 17 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered August 20, 1996
Nominated by Gary Weber, FFLA
Location Kootenai National Forest
Sanders County, Montana
Coordinates N 48° 05.568' W 115° 55.617' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 05' 34" W 115° 55' 37"
N 48.092800° W 115.926956°
Elevation 6,014 ft (1,833 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Cabinet Ranger District

Description

In 1907 the first forest lookout on the old Cabinet National Forest (and the State of Montana) camped in a tent just below the summit of Squaw Peak. Three years later in 1910, the stone cabin was built just below the summit and still stands. The present L-4 on a stone base was built in 1952 and remains the only active lookout on the Cabinet Ranger District.

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Photo courtesy of Dave Kresek

Photo courtesy of Dave Kresek

Photo courtesy of Dave Kresek

Photo courtesy of Dave Kresek