Henkle Butte Lookout
US 915, OR 119

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 915, OR 119 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered September 4, 2011
Nominated by Howard Verschoor
Location West Central Oregon
Deschutes County, Oregon
Coordinates N 44° 20.140' W 121° 29.151' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 20' 08" W 121° 29' 09"
N 44.335670° W 121.485850°
Elevation 3,412 ft (1,040 m)
Built 1961
Administered by Oregon Dept.of Forestry
Cooperators Oregon Dept.of Forestry


Located on a small hill north of Bend and surrounded by expensive homes, Henkle Butte Lookout may seem out of place, but is an active and effective fire detection point. Owned by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry, the first lookout was a ODF live in cab on a 40' tower. It was replaced with this 3 story ODF flattop cab in 1961.


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