West Myrtle Butte Lookout
US 428, OR 53

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 428, OR 53 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered July 16, 2002
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Malheur National Forest
Grant County, Oregon
Coordinates N 43° 58.476' W 119° 09.546' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 58' 29" W 119° 09' 33"
N 43.974600° W 119.159100°
Elevation 6,320 ft (1,926 m)
Built 1928
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Emigrant Peak Ranger District


When West Myrtle Butte Lookout was downgraded to emergency use status, the Malheur National Forest placed the ground living quarters on the cabin rental system to provide income for upkeep of the tower. The 67' steel structure with 7' x 7' metal cab dates back to 1928.


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