|ELK BUTTE LOOKOUT|
First used as a camp lookout in 1912, a platform tower and log cabin were built in 1918. The cabin was burned by hunters, and replaced in 1926 (this cabin is still there). A 30' wooden tower with live-in cab was built in 1933. An army-surplus 80' steel tower, with the original cab from the 1933 tower at the 30' level, was built in 1948. It had been staffed into the 1990's, and is presently on emergency status. The tower is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
|Clearwater-Potlatch Timber Protective Association|
|5 miles northeast of Elk River|
|Clearwater County, Idaho|
|USGS Benchmark RZ1740|
|USGS Benchmark RZ1741|