Salmo Mountain Lookout
US 132, WA 16
August 2018 photo

August 2018 photo - courtesy of Nicholas Muto

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 132, WA 16 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered November 24, 1995
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Colville National Forest
Pend Oreille County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 58.094' W 117° 06.174' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 58' 06" W 117° 06' 10"
N 48.968240° W 117.102908°
Elevation 6,747 ft (2,056 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Sullivan Lake Ranger District


Salmo Mountain in the Colville National Forest is in the northeastern corner of Washington (three miles west of the Idaho line and two miles south of the Canadian border). It has been the site of four lookouts -- a pole tower with platform, a log cabin, a 30’ L-4 live-in, and the present 15’x 15’ R-6 flattop with catwalk on 10’ wooden tower built in 1964. The lookout was last staffed in 1976.


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Visit Reports

August 4, 2018: Nicholas Muto


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Not Applicable
Good condition? Yes
Comments: Needs paint really bad, but overall in decent condition.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? Good access for pickup truck or slightly higher than normal car clearance.


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Yes
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes