Copper Mountain Lookout
US 271, WA 29

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 271, WA 29 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered May 20, 1998
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location North Cascades National Park
Whatcom County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 54.500' W 121° 27.700' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 54' 30" W 121° 27' 42"
N 48.908330° W 121.461670°
Elevation 6,260 ft (1,908 m)
Administered by U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Cooperators North Cascades National Park


Surrounded by spectacular scenery of upended spires and broken glaciers, Copper Mountain Lookout, a L-4 ground cabin without catwalk, was built on Copper Mountain by the U.S. Forest Service in 1932. Located on the Mount Baker National Forest and accessible only by a 10 mile trail, it was staffed each summer as a lookout and a wilderness guard station. With the creation of North Cascades National Park in 1968, the entire area was transferred to the National Park Service. It has continued to be staffed each summer by the NPS.


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March 2010 photo by John Scurlock

March 2010 photo by John Scurlock