East Butte Lookout
US 464, OR 61
East Butte Lookout

East Butte Lookout - courtesy of David Art

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 464, OR 61 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 1, 2003
Location Deschutes National Forest
Deschutes County, Oregon
Coordinates N 43° 40.013' W 120° 59.756' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 40' 01" W 120° 59' 45"
N 43.666880° W 120.995930°
Elevation 6,371 ft (1,942 m)
Built 1995
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District


The first lookout at East Butte on the Deschutes National Forest was a L-4 on a 30' wooden tower. When the Forest Service replaced the structure in 1995, they built a new vintage model L-4 gable roof cab on a 20' wooden tower. Although a faithful reproduction and still in active service, the structure will be listed on the National Lookout Register until it becomes 50 years old. There is a historic restored garage on the site.


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