Fivemile Butte Lookout
US 914, OR 118

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 914, OR 118 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered September 4, 2011
Nominated by Howard Verschoor
Location Mount Hood National Forest
Wasco County, Oregon
Coordinates N 45° 24.603' W 121° 28.121' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 24' 36" W 121° 28' 07"
N 45.410050° W 121.468690°
Elevation 4,627 ft (1,410 m)
Built 1957
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Barlow Ranger District
Available for Rental Yes, learn more


The first Five Mile Butte Lookout on the Mt. Hood National Forest was a pole tower in the 1920s. In 1932 an L-4 cab atop a 30' pole tower was erected, but it collapsed under snow ten years later, to be replaced again with another L-4 on a stronger tower. This R-6 cab on a 30' tower was built in 1957 and is in the rental program.


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