Norris Peak Lookout Site
US 2091, SD 1
Stair base and tower anchors

Stair base and tower anchors - courtesy of Shawn Barrows

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 2091, SD 1 (view other lookout sites in United States, South Dakota)
Date Registered May 22, 2022
Nominated by Shawn Barrows
Location Black Hills National Forest
Pennington County, South Dakota
Coordinates N 44° 05.812' W 103° 25.590' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 05' 49" W 103° 25' 35"
N 44.096867° W 103.426500°
Elevation 4,990 ft (1,521 m)
Built 1932
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


This 35-foot Aermotor steel tower was built in 1932. It featured a 7'-by-7' enclosed cab. Prior to construction of this tower, the top of a pine tree was used as a lookout.

A small cabin with a porch was also located on-site to serve as a residence for the lookout.


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