Frisco Peak (Blacktail) Lookout Site
US 1172, ID 11

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1172, ID 11 (view other lookout sites in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered December 11, 2011
Nominated by Dale Gaskill
Location Nez Perce National Forest
Idaho County, Idaho
Coordinates N 46° 12.497' W 115° 06.469' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 12' 30" W 115° 06' 28"
N 46.208290° W 115.107810°
Elevation 6,806 ft (2,074 m)
Administered by U.S.Forest Service


The first lookout here was a log cabin built in 1926 atop Blacktail Butte. Three platform towers followed in 1930. Then a 30' pole L-4 tower with 14'x14' cab was constructed from local timbers atop Frisco Peak one mile to the west in 1941. Last staffed in 1954 by Dale Gaskill, due to its remote location it was burned by the U.S. Forest Service in 1956 and remnants buried.


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