Franson Peak Lookout - 2017
|Registry Numbers||US 1525, WA 74 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)|
|Date Registered||April 11, 2022|
|Nominated by||Christine Estrada|
Washington State Forest Land
Ferry County, Washington
N 48° 51.347' W 118° 37.951' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 51' 21" W 118° 37' 57"
N 48.855779° W 118.632521°
|Elevation||3,785 ft (1,154 m)|
|Administered by||Washington Department of Natural Resources|
Franson Peak was developed in 1934 with an L-5 cab, then a 15′ treated timber tower with L-4 cab replaced it in the 1950s. That L-4 cab was moved to the Molson Museum when the current structure.
A 15′ tower with DNR live-in cab, was built in 1986. Franson was last staffed in 1995 and shares space with a few communications towers at the summit.
Franson Peak served as an Aircraft Warning Service site from March to October 1942.
Franson Peak Lookout - L-5 in 1934
Franson Peak Lookout - L-4 on a 15 foot tower - 1981