Bald Butte Lookout (Ochoco NF)
US 425, OR 50

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 425, OR 50 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered July 16, 2002
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Ochoco National Forest
Harney County, Oregon
Coordinates N 43° 40.992' W 119° 22.014' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 40' 60" W 119° 22' 01"
N 43.683200° W 119.366900°
Elevation 5,867 ft (1,788 m)
Built 1959
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Emigrant Peak Ranger District


The first lookout at Bald Butte on the Ochoco National Forest was a 45' pole tower with a 8x8' cab and ground residence constructed in 1931. Built in 1959, the current 41' timber tower with a 14' x 14' R-6 wooden flattop cab with catwalk is staffed as needed.


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