Indian Hill was first used as a permanent lookout station after 1920. At first, it was a tent camp with several observation points along the ridge, then a cabin was built in 1928 (still used for storage), along with a 50' pole tower with 7x7' cab. The present 41' treated timber tower with L-4 cab was built in 1951, and is staffed every summer. It was threatened by the Slims fire in 2003. The tower was damaged during a 2015 forest fire.
Nez Perce National Forest
15 miles northeast of Elk City
Idaho County, Idaho
Elevation 6810'
USGS Benchmark RY0936

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Indian Hill 1928-1951 Indian Hill L.O. Indian Hill in 1998
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum and Gary Weber