Idaho Forest Fire Lookout sites, active and abandoned sites listed. Revised September 4, 2020.

Key to column headings: ID - A numerical count, County - The county the Lookout is in, Topo Map - The name of the 7.5 minute topographic map the Lookout is on, Year - Date of the map, Lookout Name - Name of active Lookout or inactive site, LO - Status of standing Lookout (see below), EL, ft. - Elevation in feet of the Lookout, EL - How elevation is determined. BM = benchmark survey disk nearby. Spot = spot elevation shown on the map. Inter. = No elevation shown so interpreted from contours. Latitude - Degrees/Minute/Seconds NAD83, Longitude - Degrees/Minutes/Seconds NAD83, Forest - Name of National Forest Lookout is in, Park or Other - Other Land status, Township - Legal description of Lookout location, given as Township, Range, then Section number. Sometimes section number is unknown.

Lookout Status Codes: A = structure in good condition, capable of being staffed. B = Dilapidated and needs work, but standing. C = Badly damaged or falling down. AS = usually staffed by Forest Service or CDF. AV = staffed by volunteers. AR = A rental Lookout. A (LO site) is where the building has been removed and there may be no evidence remaining, or it's status may be unknown.

 

   
       
ID County Topo Map Year Lookout Name LO EL, ft. EL Latitude Longitude Forest Park or other use Township
1 Adams,Valley Brundage Mountain 1963 Brundage AS 7552 BM 450010.1 1160805.0 Payette   T19N, R3E, SEC 7
2 Boise Harris Creek Summit 1976 Hawley Mountain B 7301 BM 435932.6 1160149.5 Boise   T8N, R4E, SEC 31
3 Boise Shafer Butte 1976 Shafer Butte A 7582 BM 434617.4 1160518.5 Boise   T5N, R3E, SEC 15
4 Boundary Grass Mountain 1996 Saddle Mountain A 6893 BM 485701.2 1164615.4 Kaniksu   T65N, R3W, SEC 30
5 Custer Twin Peaks 1989 Twin Peaks AS 10,340 BM 443535.7 1142835.1 Salmon-Challis   T15N, R17E, SEC 33
6 Elmore Trinity Mountain 1976 Trinity Mountain AS 9451 BM 433556.4 1152544.0 Boise   T3N, R9E, SEC 18
7 Idaho Heavens Gate 1995 Heavens Gate AS 8429 BM 452208.0 1162940.9 Nez Perce Hells Canyon NRA (on bdy.) T23N, R1W, SEC 5
8 Idaho John Day Mountain 1995 Slate Point AS 7291 Spot 453555.0 1160801.5 Nez Perce   T26N, R3E, SEC 7
9 Idaho John Day Mountain 1995 Nut Basin (LO site)   7741 Spot 453141.6 1161026.4 Nez Perce   T25N, R2E, SEC 11
10 Owyhee Cliffs 1973 South Mountain A 7801 BM 424424.0 1165450.6   BLM land T8S, R5W, SEC 10
11 Washington Sturgill Peak 1987 Sturgill Peak AS 7589 BM 443711.7 1165632.8 Payette   T15N, R5W, SEC 21