Several lookout structures have been built on Lookout Butte. The first was a log cabin and crude enclosed wooden tower in 1925, followed by a 50' L-4 tower in 1935. The present 53' treated timber tower with R-6 flat cab was built in 1962, and is currently on the Recreation Rental program.
Nez Perce National Forest
17 miles southeast of Kooskia
Idaho County, Idaho
Elevation 5869'
USGS Benchmark RY0959

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Lookout Butte 1925-1935 Lookout Butte 1925-1935 Lookout Butte 1935-1962 Lookout Butte in 1989 Lookout Butte in 2019 Lookout Butte in 2019
Photos courtesy of Gary Weber and Rex Kamstra