Kelly Butte Lookout
US 334, OR 36

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 334, OR 36 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 1, 2000
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Douglas County, Oregon
Coordinates N 43° 23.641' W 123° 44.906' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 23' 38" W 123° 44' 54"
N 43.394020° W 123.748438°
Elevation 2,493 ft (760 m)
Built 1950
Removed 2007
Former Fire Lookout Sites Register US 869, OR 236
Administered by Coos Forest Protective Association
Cooperators Coos Forest Protective Association


Kelly Butte Lookout in southwestern Oregon was built by the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company in 1950. The tall tower was constructed with 70' long logs with a L-4 cab with catwalk. In 2007 wood rot was discovered in one of the tower legs and the lookout was removed. There are no plans to reconstruct it.


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Visit Reports

November 9, 2011: Phil Hulse


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? No Response
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? The trail from the end of the road on the south side, as well as the single track road itself, was in good shape.


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response

Other Comments

Comments Two inches snow on ground; tracks of one other hiker within past few days from the south side, like myself. No animal tracks anywhere on south trail.