Chase Mountain Lookout
US 485, OR 78

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 485, OR 78 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 31, 2003
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Klamath County, Oregon
Coordinates N 42° 05.678' W 121° 59.607' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 05' 41" W 121° 59' 36"
N 42.094630° W 121.993450°
Elevation 6,286 ft (1,916 m)
Built 1951
Administered by Oregon Department of Forestry
Cooperators Oregon Dept. of Forestry, Klamath-Lake District


The Oregon State Forest Department’s Chase Mountain Lookout is either one-of-a-kind, or at least unusual. The 21’ metal tower, with a 12’x12’ metal cab with catwalk was constructed in 1951 by Holland Sheet Metal Co., replacing a 10’x10’ ground house established on the site in 1928 and moved to Hambelton Butte in 1949. The stair entrance is inside the cab rather than on the catwalk. In active service, much of what this lookout sees is in California.


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