Soda Mountain Lookout
US 340, OR 39
Soda Mountain Lookout - 2017

Soda Mountain Lookout - 2017 - courtesy of Cheryl Hill

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 340, OR 39 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered June 15, 2000
Location Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Jackson County, Oregon
Coordinates N 42° 03.869' W 122° 28.730' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 03' 52" W 122° 28' 44"
N 42.064475° W 122.478827°
Elevation 6,049 ft (1,844 m)
Administered by Oregon Department of Forestry
Cooperators Oregon Department of Forestry and Bureau of Land Management


Located on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land on the eastern reach of the Siskiyou Range and four miles north of the California border, Soda Mountain Lookout was first a L-4 cab on 6' tower built in 1933. In 1962 the Oregon Dept. of Forestry replaced it with the present ODF 14' x 14' flat roof cab on a 10' tower. Still in active service, it is near the Pacific Crest Trail. Soda Mountain is included in the new Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument created by Presidential proclamation on June 1, 2000.


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Soda Mountain Lookout - 1959

Soda Mountain Lookout - 1959 - courtesy of the Oregon Department of Forestry