A log cabin was first built 1/2 mile southeast of the present lookout in 1909, then a log cabin was built in 1915 on the summit. An R-3 cupola cabin was constructed in 1929, replaced by the present 41' treated timber tower with R-6 flat cab in 1960. Staffed during the summer until recently, the tower is on the National Historic Lookout Register. The tower, unstaffed in 2015, was completely surrounded by a forest fire but managed to survive.
Kaniksu/Colville National Forests
17 miles north of Newport
Pend Oreille County, Washington
Elevation 5961'
USGS Benchmark TO0827
USGS Benchmark TO0828

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South Baldy in 1930 South Baldy in 1938 South Baldy in 2000
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum, Dave Bula collection, and Rex Kamstra