Montana 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 Flathead McGee Meadow 1994 Apgar Lookout A 5236 Spot 483105.1 1140114.1   Glacier National Park T32N, R19W, SEC 22
2 Flathead Meadow Peak 1983 Meadow Peak AS 6709 BM 480446.7 1145920.6 Kootenai   T27N, R26W, SEC 20
3 Jefferson Bison Canyon 1985 Haystack Mountain (LO site)   8819 BM 460829.6 1121933.7 Beaverhead Deerlodge   T5N, R6W, SEC 35
4 Lewis & Clark Stonewall Mountain 1968 Red Mountain (LO site)   9411 BM 470659.8 1124419.5 Helena   T16N, R9W, SEC 28
5 Lincoln Vermiculite Canyon 1983 Blue Mountain A 6040 BM 482955.6 1152711.6 Kootenai   T32N, R30W, SEC 32
6 Lincoln Calx Mountain 1983 Calx Mountain AS 6500 Inter. 481232.2 1150802.5 Kootenai   T28N, R27 1/2W, SEC 10
7 Lincoln Kenelty Mountain 1983 Kenelty Mountain C 5931 BM 480513.6 1151847.2 Kootenai   T27N, R29W, SEC 22
8 Lincoln McGuire Mountain 1983 McGuire Mountain AR 6991 Spot 484100.4 1151209.5 Kootenai   T34N, R28W, SEC 27
9 Lincoln Northwest Peak 1983 Northwest Peak A 7705 Spot 485747.7 1155805.7 Kootenai, Kaniksu (on boundaries) Northwest Scenic Area T37N, R34W, SEC 24
10 Lincoln Turner Mountain 1963 Quartz Mountain C 6260 Inter. 483232.0 1154200.7 Kootenai   T32N, R32W, SEC 16
11 Lincoln Sylvanite 1963 Roderick Mountain (LO site)   6635 Inter. 484213.0 1154535.0 Kootenai   T34N, R32W, SEC 17
12 Ravalli Lost Trail Pass 1994 Saddle Mountain (LO site)   8460 BM 454304.3 1135902.3 Bitterroot   T1S, R19W, SEC 30
13 Ravalli Sula 1994 Sula Peak AS 6191 BM 455136.2 1135958.8     T1N, R19W, SEC 6
14 Sanders Baldy Lake 1964 Baldy Mountain (LO site)   7464 BM 473717.9 1144930.7 Lolo   T22N, R25W, SEC 32
15 Sanders Ibex Peak 1983 Berray Mountain A 6177 BM 480821.3 1154943.9 Kaniksu   T28N, R33W, SEC 34
16 Sanders Mount Headley 1988 Mount Headley (LO site)   7427 BM 474423.7 1151549.3 Lolo   T23N, R29W, SEC24

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Sanders McDonald 1964 Sonyok Mountain B 5660 Inter. 472225.8 1142417.0   Flathead Indian Res. T19N, R22W, SEC 28
18 Silver Bow Pipestone Pass 1996 Highland A 9701 Spot 454606.8 1122905.9 Beaverhead Deerlodge   T1S, R7W, SEC 8