Mount Scott Lookout
US 402, OR 49

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 402, OR 49 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered December 1, 2002
Location Crater Lake National Park
Klamath County, Oregon
Coordinates N 42° 55.394' W 122° 00.970' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 55' 24" W 122° 00' 58"
N 42.923230° W 122.016170°
Elevation 8,806 ft (2,684 m)
Built 1952
Administered by U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Cooperators National Park Service


The other lookout in Crater Lake National Park, Mount Scott, can also claim a superlative: it is the highest-elevation lookout remaining in Oregon. The first structure on Mount Scott was constructed in 1924 and was a standard pre-cut wood cupola building. During the last 15 years of its existence, the building was so loose that plotting the location of a fire on a windy day was impossible. It was replaced in 1952 by the current two-story modified L-4 which has a unique fold-up catwalk. Reached by a scenic 2.5-mile trail, it is now maintained for emergency use.


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Visit Reports

July 1, 1977: Pam


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

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? Sometimes

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

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

Other Comments

Comments I spent a summer manning this tower. To this day, I remember the feel of the breeze in the catwalk, the sway of the tower, the in obstructed views that go on forever. And I laugh at the time I called in a backyard BBQ in far away Sutherlin! Thank you to DFPA and the late Bud Richards for this amazing experience.