Weitas Butte Lookout

Area Status: Closed

Sleeping up to four guests, equipped with woodstove and propane heater, this historic lookout was originally constructed in 1931, and the timbered structure visitors see today was constructed in 1953.  Weitas Butte Lookout is positioned along the the famous and historic Lolo Motorway just 3 miles north of Rocky Ridge Lake. It's remote and peaceful location along the Nez Perce and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and its sweeping vistas of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness makes this lookout an ideal location to spend a unique night or two.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Currently not available for rental.
Closest Towns: 16 miles east of Pierce, ID
Restroom: 1 pit toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: North Fork Ranger District, 208-476-4541

General Information


38 miles east of Pierce Idaho off FS Road 500/557

Recreation Map

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Cabin Rentals

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Viewing Plants

During the right season this area is ideal for berry picking.

Viewing Scenery

OHV Road Riding

Scenic Driving

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