Fairview Peak Lookout
US 472, OR 69
Fairview Peak Lookout - 2007

Fairview Peak Lookout - 2007 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 472, OR 69 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 1, 2003
Nominated by Unknown
Location Umpqua National Forest
Lane County, Oregon
Coordinates N 43° 35.141' W 122° 39.189' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 35' 08" W 122° 39' 11"
N 43.585681° W 122.653153°
Elevation 5,872 ft (1,790 m)
Built 1972
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Cottage Grove Ranger District
Available for Rental Yes


Fairview Peak is located in the Bohemia Mining District southeast of Eugene, the Calapooia Mining District is northeast of Eugene. The first lookout was an open air Alidade dating back to the early teens. The D-6 cupola was built in 1921 at a cost of $876.99.

In 1936 the 20-foot tower with L-4 cab was constructed and the cupola was retained as a place for visitors to stay, later in became a storage building and at one time dynamite was stored in it.

The present 53 foot tower with R-6 cab was built in 1972.



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