April 2017 photo
|Registry Numbers||US 31, SD 4 (view other lookouts in United States, South Dakota)|
|Date Registered||November 15, 1991|
|Nominated by||Burns L. Davison, District Ranger, USFS, Elk Mountain Ranger District|
Black Hills National Forest
Pennington County, South Dakota
N 43° 51.236' W 104° 03.177' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 51' 14" W 104° 03' 11"
N 43.853940° W 104.052949°
|Elevation||6,082 ft (1,854 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Elk Mountain Ranger District|
|Available for Rental||Yes, learn more|
A sister tower to Elk Mountain, and located nine miles due north, Summit Ridge Lookout was built in 1942, also by the CCC. The 67.5' steel tower, with 7'x7' cab also has a log cabin living quarters. Last staffed in 1972, it is now used for emergency detection only. The Elk Mountain Ranger District has restored the facility.
The tower has a somewhat unusual roof style that is different than what was shown on its construction plans.