Buckhorn Mountain Lookout
US 1609, OR 136
Buckhorn Mountain Lookout

Buckhorn Mountain Lookout

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1609, OR 136 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered June 22, 2022
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Wallowa County, Oregon
Coordinates N 45° 45.228' W 116° 49.376' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 45' 14" W 116° 49' 23"
N 45.753806° W 116.822933°
Elevation 5,341 ft (1,628 m)
Built Relocated 1952
Administered by US Forest Service - Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


Buckhorn Mountain is a standard US Forest Service L-4 ground cabin and catwalk on short stone aggregate piers.

The lookout cab from the Fairchild tower was lowered and moved to the Buckhorn Mountain site in 1952. Original date of construction is unknown.


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Visit Reports

October 1, 2022: Grant Routh


Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? No
Condition of wood OK? No Response
Stairs OK? No Response
Glass intact? No
Good condition? No Response
Comments: Door was open missing shutters could see glass on floor but couldn't tell how many windows were broken.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? Yes


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response