Carpenter Mountain Lookout
US 484, OR 77

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 484, OR 77 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 31, 2003
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Willamette National Forest
Linn County, Oregon
Coordinates N 44° 16.906' W 122° 08.610' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 16' 54" W 122° 08' 37"
N 44.281770° W 122.143500°
Elevation 5,190 ft (1,582 m)
Built 1935
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators McKenzie River Ranger District


The first lookout at Carpenter Mountain on the Willamette National Forest was an open sided fire fighter shelter built in 1917. In 1935 the CCCs constructed the current 68 year old station. It is the only remaining example of a hip-roof L-4 with catwalk on the Forest. Recently restored it is reached by a one-mile trail and is again in active service. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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