Indian Mountain Lookout
US 130, WA 15

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 130, WA 15 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered August 1, 1995
Nominated by Gary Weber, Idaho Registrar
Location Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Pend Oreille County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 39.800' W 117° 02.357' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 39' 48" W 117° 02' 21"
N 48.663330° W 117.039281°
Elevation 4,962 ft (1,512 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Priest Lake Ranger District


Indian Mountain Lookout has been staffed every season since the first tower was constructed in 1933. The current 40’ wooden tower (the second on the site) was built in 1953 and supports a 14’ x 14’ L-4 live-in cab with catwalk. When the Kaniksu National Forest had over a dozen active lookouts, Indian Mountain was ranked first for initial detection reports. Administered by the Priest Lake Ranger District, the lookout is located just west of the state line in Washington.


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Visit Reports

August 12, 2005: Dave Bula


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? Yes

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

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