Scott Mountain Lookout
US 14, NE 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 14, NE 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Nebraska)
Date Registered June 15, 1991
Nominated by Charles M. Deveraux, District Ranger, USFS, Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District
Location Nebraska National Forest
Thomas County, Nebraska
Coordinates N 41° 53.231' W 100° 20.397' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 53' 14" W 100° 20' 24"
N 41.887180° W 100.339950°
Elevation 2,907 ft (886 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Sand Hill Mutual Aid Association; Bessey Ranger District


The first tower was constructed in 1916. The present tower constructed in 1944 is the third, and it remains active today.

The tower's cab was destroyed in a 2022 forest fire.


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After October 2022 fire

After October 2022 fire - courtesy of Patrick J (TripAdvisor)

Tower before October 2022 fire

Tower before October 2022 fire