Aeneas Lookout
US 118, WA 10
Aeneas Mountain Lookout - 2004

Aeneas Mountain Lookout - 2004 - courtesy of Tammy McLeod

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 118, WA 10 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered May 1, 1995
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Washington Dept. of Natural Resources - Northeast Division
Okanogan County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 44.581' W 119° 37.330' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 44' 35" W 119° 37' 20"
N 48.743015° W 119.622164°
Elevation 5,099 ft (1,554 m)
Built 1980
Administered by Washington Dept. of Natural Resources
Cooperators Washington Dept. of Natural Resources


The first Aeneas Lookout located on this eastern Washington mountain top was a one room log cabin built in 1920 by the U.S. Forest Service. The site has been continuously staffed by observers since then--including Ray Kresek, the authority on lookouts in the Pacific Northwest.

During that time there have been four different structures. The present 40’ wooden tower with a 14’x 14’ flattop live-in cab with catwalk was built by the Washington Dept. of Natural Resources in 1980.

Aeneas was the longest continually staffed lookout in Washington at 104 seasons. The lookout was last staffed in 2020.


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1981 photo

1981 photo

Ice covered - 2010

Ice covered - 2010 - courtesy of Bob Pfeifer