Sand Mountain Lookout
US 1, OR 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1, OR 1 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered August 18, 1990
Nominated by Don Allen, Chairperson, Sand Mountain Society; Doug Newman, NW Rep., NHLR; Mike Kerrick, Supervisor, McKenzie Ranger District
Location Willamette National Forest
Oregon
Coordinates N 44° 23.078' W 121° 55.675' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 23' 05" W 121° 55' 41"
N 44.384640° W 121.927922°
Elevation 5,366 ft (1,636 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators McKenzie River Ranger District; Sand Mountain Society
Available for Rental Yes, learn more

Description

Oregon Geographic Names says: Sand Mountain is a double summit about three miles south of the junction of US-20 and SH-22 west of Lost Lake. Each summit has a distinct crater and the whole is considered a textbook example of a cindercone occurring above a deep fissure. In the 1980s an effort was made to save the early USFS lookout. This culminated in the complete restoration of the building which now doubles as a lookout during high fire season and as an interpretive center for the regrowth of the area of the Big Lake Fire (Airstrip Burn) of 1967.

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Watercolor by Roger McAlister

Watercolor by Roger McAlister

Watercolor by Roger McAlister

Watercolor by Roger McAlister