Mackay Butte Lookout at Norcross Forest Guard Station - 1955
|Registry Numbers||US 1631, OR 149 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)|
|Date Registered||July 4, 2022|
|Nominated by||Brad Eells|
Crook County, Oregon
N 43° 47.375' W 119° 49.036' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 47' 23" W 119° 49' 02"
N 43.789588° W 119.817267°
|Elevation||5,510 ft (1,679 m)|
|Built||1935 & 1940|
|Administered by||Land Owner|
|Cooperators||Ochoco National Forest|
The lookout is generally referred to as 'Mackey Butte Lookout' in contemporary media reports. Period photos show signage stating 'Norcross Forest Guard Station'.
A camp was established in 1925. A residence cabin and garage were built along with an exposed fire-finder stand were completed in 1935. The fire-finder was enclosed in 6x6 ground lookout house in 1940.
The station was abandoned in the 1950's and as of 2019, is still a standing ruin.
Lookout Ground Cab - 1988
Lookout house and fire-finder
Norcross Forest Guard Station - 1940