Horse Fly Mountain Lookout
US 332, OR 34
Horse Fly Mountain Lookout - 2016

Horse Fly Mountain Lookout - 2016 - courtesy of Ron Kemnow

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 332, OR 34 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 1, 2000
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Fremont National Forest
Klamath County, Oregon
Coordinates N 42° 15.837' W 121° 02.915' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 15' 50" W 121° 02' 55"
N 42.263950° W 121.048590°
Elevation 6,442 ft (1,964 m)
Built 1960
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Bly Ranger District


Located on the Fremont National Forest on the east side of the Cascades in central Oregon, Horse Fly Mountain has two summits. The original lookout was located on the southern point. It was constructed of sawn timbers and boards. In 1934 the first tower on the northern point was constructed, an L-4 on a trestle type tower. In 1961 it was replaced with the current R-6 flattop cab with catwalk on a 41' treated timber tower. Placed on standby status in the 1970s, the lookout has been reactivated and staffed in recent years.


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Horse Fly Mountain Lookout - 1945

Horse Fly Mountain Lookout - 1945 - courtesy of the National Archive