Lookout Mountain Lookout
US 604, OR 105

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 604, OR 105 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered October 21, 2004
Nominated by Ray Kresek
Location Umatilla National Forest
Union County, Oregon
Coordinates N 45° 51.017' W 117° 47.000' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 51' 01" W 117° 46' 60"
N 45.850280° W 117.783330°
Elevation 5,184 ft (1,580 m)
Built 1948
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Walla Walla Ranger District


This is the third Lookout Mountain Lookout to be listed on the NHLR, joining others in Idaho and Washington. Located on the Umatilla National Forest it first went into service in 1935 with a 60' wooden observation tower. The present L-4 with catwalk on an 87' timber tower was constructed in 1948. The cab was removed in 2004, restored on the site, and remounted by a crane.


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Restored cab remounted by crane

Restored cab remounted by crane

Visit Reports

July 30, 2005: Richard W. Galloway


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: It has all been redone as stated in you information. I was a bit disappointed in that the Umatilla NF does not allow people up to the top.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No
Comments? I will have to start looking for these signs, because we did not notice any of them on the towers we visited all weekend.


Staffed? Yes
Somewhat helpful man, who is not allowed to let the general public up to the top and did not have much info on the history of the tower.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

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