Wolf Mountain Lookout
US 902, OR 115

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 902, OR 115 (view other lookouts in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered February 9, 2011
Nominated by Howard Verschoor
Location Ochoco National Forest
Wheeler County, Oregon
Coordinates N 44° 19.692' W 119° 42.927' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 19' 42" W 119° 42' 56"
N 44.328200° W 119.715450°
Elevation 6,483 ft (1,976 m)
Built 1947
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Paulina Ranger District

Description

The first lookout on this site was a 50' wooden L-6 tower and cabin one mile west of the present tower. In 1932 a crow's nest was erected one mile east, which is still standing. The present 107' treated timber L-4 tower, built in 1947, is staffed every summer and still uses the old phone system with radio backup. The lookout oversees the Black Canyon Wilderness and the east end of the Ochoco National Forest.

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First tower in 1925

First tower in 1925

Current tower in 1955

Current tower in 1955