Halls Point Lookout
US 491, OR 84

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 491, OR 84 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 31, 2003
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Rogue River National Forest
Jackson County, Oregon
Coordinates N 42° 48.427' W 122° 33.320' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 48' 26" W 122° 33' 19"
N 42.807120° W 122.555330°
Elevation 4,470 ft (1,362 m)
Built 1956
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Prospect Ranger District


Prior to the construction of the current R-6, this point was primarily a secondary site of Whetstone Point. It was on Whetstone (in early days called Old Baldy or Bald Mountain) that the crows nest was located in a 80 foot tree in 1914. In 1920 a standard D-6 cupola was built, in 1934 the cupola was elevated onto a ten foot tower. In 1951 the State erected the 40 foot tower at the south end of the ridge (White Point). Whetstone Point being located at the mid point of the ridge was not very effective for the Forest Service to cover the northern area. The construction of Halls Point in 1956 remedied the problem and the old Whetstone Lookout was burned in 1958.


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