Rustler Peak Lookout
US 217, OR 27

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 217, OR 27 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered April 28, 1997
Nominated by Mary Ann Ceglia, Prevention Officer, Butte Falls R.D.
Location Rogue River National Forest
Jackson County, Oregon
Coordinates N 42° 37.150' W 122° 20.902' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 37' 09" W 122° 20' 54"
N 42.619175° W 122.348367°
Elevation 6,154 ft (1,876 m)
Built 1948
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Butte Falls Ranger District


Rustler Peak was a full fledged lookout in 1913 with William Parker as the first Lookout. In 1917 a pre-cut D-6 lookout house from the Mill-Made Construction Company of Portland was assembled in July. In the 1920s, a D-6 cupola on a 10’ tower was constructed. In 1940 the CCC expended $600 on lookout construction when the cupola was raised on a tower. The present L-4 14’x14’ cab with catwalk on a 31’6" laminated timber tower was built in 1948 and was the site of the first solar-powered radio system in a Forest Service lookout.


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