Gold Mountain Lookout - 2019
|Registry Numbers||US 1526, WA 75 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)|
|Date Registered||April 11, 2022|
|Nominated by||Christine Estrada|
Colville Indian Reservation
Ferry County, Washington
N 48° 10.833' W 118° 28.026' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 10' 50" W 118° 28' 02"
N 48.180553° W 118.467093°
|Elevation||4,684 ft (1,428 m)|
|Administered by||US Forest Service - Colville National Forest|
|Cooperators||Colville Indian Reservation|
Gold Mountain started as a lookout camp in 1914, then an L-4 cab was built in 1938. In 1963, a 20′ wooden tower with R-6 flat top cab was built and then the present 100′ steel tower was constructed in 1986.
Gold Mountain is the tallest live-in tower in Washington state and is staffed every summer.
In 1943 it was reported by the Colville Examiner that many teachers were employed as fire lookouts across the Colville National Forest, including Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tolleson, from Colville on Gold mountain.
Gold Mountain Lookout - 1960