Russell Mountain Lookout Site
US 2079, ID 30
Tower footings in 2006

Tower footings in 2006 - courtesy of Gary Weber

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 2079, ID 30 (view other lookout sites in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered May 22, 2022
Nominated by Gary Weber
Location Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Boundary County, Idaho
Coordinates N 48° 48.539' W 116° 32.722' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 48' 32" W 116° 32' 43"
N 48.808981° W 116.545371°
Elevation 6,618 ft (2,017 m)
Built 1930s
National Historic Lookout Register US 1471, ID 163
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


A camp with an alidade was established in 1927, a cabin built in the 1930's.

The site was not staffed after 1967. The tower was removed sometime after that point, although the lookout cabin was left.


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1983 photo

1983 photo - courtesy of Ray Kresek

Lookout cabin

Lookout cabin - courtesy of Kyle Cossairt