Pelican Butte Lookout - 2013
|Registry Numbers||US 499, OR 92 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)|
|Date Registered||March 31, 2003|
|Nominated by||Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar|
Winema National Forest
Klamath County, Oregon
N 42° 30.799' W 122° 08.745' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 30' 48" W 122° 08' 45"
N 42.513320° W 122.145750°
|Elevation||7,994 ft (2,437 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Klamath Ranger District|
Voted Oregon’s ugliest lookout by members of FFLA, Pelican Butte Lookout on the Winema National Forest nevertheless has a colorful history.
The first structure was an L-4 on a cable braced pole tower. In 1954 it was replaced by a classic new model L-4 on a treated timber tower, described in the book: “Walls of Glass.” Only 12 years later that was replaced by a R-6 live-in cab on a 20’ treated timber tower.
In 1986 a cable company requested use of the mountain top as a relay station, and proffered the present metal 10’x10’ cab on a 20’ metal tower as part of the bargain. Currently on standby status.
Pelican Butte Lookout - 1942