White Point Lookout
US 507, OR 99

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 507, OR 99 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 31, 2003
Nominated by Howard Verschoor, Oregon Registrar
Location Jackson County, Oregon
Coordinates N 42° 46.244' W 122° 33.162' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 46' 15" W 122° 33' 10"
N 42.770730° W 122.552700°
Elevation 4,961 ft (1,512 m)
Built 1974
Administered by Oregon Department of Forestry


Unusual in that it is only two miles south of Halls Point Lookout (US#491, OR#94) and both are in active service, White Point Lookout sees a wide area to the south. In 1951 it was an L-4 on a 40’ tower. In 1974, the Oregon Dept. of Forestry built the current 14’x14’ ODF flattop live-in cab with caltwalk on a 30’ treated timber tower.


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Visit Reports

October 15, 2016: Jeffrey Naas


Needs paint? No
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No
I manned this tower summer 2016, the last year it was in active service. As of summer 2017, cameras have been installed on the tower. It is no longer staffed.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No


Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Naas