Parker Mountain Lookout
US 497, OR 90

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 497, OR 90 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 31, 2003
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Klamath County, Oregon
Coordinates N 42° 06.316' W 122° 16.719' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 06' 19" W 122° 16' 43"
N 42.105270° W 122.278650°
Elevation 5,165 ft (1,574 m)
Built 1997
Administered by Oregon Department of Forestry
Cooperators Oregon Department of Forestry


One of the newest fire lookouts in Oregon, Parker Mountain Lookout was built in 1997 replacing a historic 30’ tower constructed in 1934 and upgraded in 1958. The original lookout was a pole timber tower with an almost A-frame cab built by the CCC. It had a very poor design. The second lookout was constructed on a steel tower with the standard ODF cab and was destroyed by vandals in 1996. This Oregon Dept. of Forestry station with 50’ steel tower with a 14’x14’ flattop cab and catwalk is still in active service.


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