South Baldy Lookout
US 143, WA 17

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 143, WA 17 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered January 10, 1996
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Colville National Forest
Pend Oreille County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 25.400' W 117° 08.248' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 25' 24" W 117° 08' 15"
N 48.423340° W 117.137471°
Elevation 5,944 ft (1,812 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Newport Ranger District and Priest Lake Ranger District


There are some places in the U.S. that receive more than their share of winter, and South Baldy Lookout is one of them. Located in the Colville National Forest in northeastern Washington, the 14’x14’ R-6 flatroof atop a 41’ wooden tower was constructed in 1960 and is the fourth lookout to occupy the site. The first was a one-room log cabin built in 1909, which was replaced by another log cabin in 1915 and a cupola lookout in 1929.


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