St. Mary Peak Lookout
US 47, MT 9

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 47, MT 9 (view other lookouts in United States, Montana)
Date Registered November 27, 1992
Nominated by Calvin N. Joyner, District Ranger, USFS, Bitterroot NF, Stevensville Ranger District
Location Bitterroot National Forest
Coordinates N 46° 30.661' W 114° 14.641' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 30' 40" W 114° 14' 38"
N 46.511020° W 114.244015°
Elevation 9,241 ft (2,817 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Stevensville Ranger District


St. Mary Lookout is the eighth tower to be listed in Montana and the first by the U.S. Forest Service. The Bitterroot National Forest structure was originally an L-4 on a 40' tower built in 1931, but it blew down in 1951. The current structure (1953 vintage) is a 14'x14' wooden cab with catwalk atop a 10' natural stone base.


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