Scalplock Mountain Fire Lookout

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Scalplock Mountain Fire Lookout
Scalplock Mountain Fire Lookout is located in Montana
Scalplock Mountain Fire Lookout
Nearest city West Glacier, Montana
Coordinates 48°18′1″N 113°34′24″W / 48.30028°N 113.57333°W / 48.30028; -113.57333Coordinates: 48°18′1″N 113°34′24″W / 48.30028°N 113.57333°W / 48.30028; -113.57333
Built 1931
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
MPS Glacier National Park MRA
NRHP Reference # 86000363
Added to NRHP February 14, 1986[1]

The Scalplock Mountain Fire Lookout in Glacier National Park is significant as one of a chain of manned fire lookout posts within the park. The low two-story timber-construction structure with a pyramidal roof was built in 1931.[2] The lookout affords views into the Park Creek valley and the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, which was traversed by the Great Northern Railway (U.S.) and US 2, prolific sources of fires. The lookout was built to standard plans derived from U.S. Forest Service plans.[3]


  1. ^ Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Scalplock Mountain Fire Lookout". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ Historical Research Associates (June 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Scalplock Mountain Fire Lookout" (pdf). National Park Service. 

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