SiSi Butte Lookout
US 368, OR 42

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 368, OR 42 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 1, 2001
Nominated by Shannon M. Hodgson
Location Mt. Hood National Forest
Clackamas County, Oregon
Coordinates N 44° 53.964' W 121° 50.604' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 53' 58" W 121° 50' 36"
N 44.899400° W 121.843400°
Elevation 5,520 ft (1,682 m)
Built 1997
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Clackamas River Ranger District


SiSi Butte Lookout has long been an important detection point in the Oregon Cascades on the southern end of the Mt. Hood National Forest. In 1940 a L-4 with catwalk was built on a 41' timber tower. It was soon staffed year round as part of the Aircraft Warning Service in World War II. That structure was removed (with the historic parts salvaged) in 1977, replaced with a new generation fire tower. The octagonal cab with a catwalk/deck sits atop a 40' laminated wood tower. It is staffed each summer.


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