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 Danielle Sullivan
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 5,857 ft (1,785 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. An observer's cabin was built on the summit in 1912, followed by an open-air Alidade tower in 1914. A D-6 cupola was built in 1921 at a cost of $876.99, and it was augmented in 1936 by a 30-foot tower with an L-4 cab. The 1921 cupola was retained as a place to stay for visitors before becoming a storage building.

The site was used for an Air Force gap filler radar station from the late 1950s through 1964.

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



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Photo courtesy of Danielle Sullivan