Bald Mountain Lookout
US 480, OR 73

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 480, OR 73 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 31, 2003
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Fremont National Forest
Klamath County, Oregon
Coordinates N 43° 16.468' W 121° 21.322' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 16' 28" W 121° 21' 19"
N 43.274470° W 121.355370°
Elevation 7,377 ft (2,249 m)
Built 1941
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Silver Lake Ranger District


A telephone line was strung from the Oatman Ranger Station to Bald Mountain in 1917. In 1918 fire-finding equipment was installed. In 1928, a steel tower under 30' with an Aermotor 12'x12' live-in cab was constructed. This was a new design for Aermotor and only a few were ever erected. In 1941 the Fremont National Forest constructed the present lookout, a classic L-4, hip-roof with catwalk on a 29' 6" treated timber tower. Besides the Forest Service, this site has been operated by the Walker Range Patrol and in the early days by the Klamath Forest Protective Association.


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