Lookout Mountain Lookout (Okanogan NF)
US 363, WA 44
Lookout Mountain Lookout - During a 2022 cabin repaint

Lookout Mountain Lookout - During a 2022 cabin repaint - courtesy of Christine Estrada

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 363, WA 44 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered November 8, 2000
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Okanogan National Forest
Okanogan County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 18.798' W 120° 11.172' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 18' 48" W 120° 11' 10"
N 48.313300° W 120.186200°
Elevation 5,403 ft (1,647 m)
Built 1937
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Methow Valley Ranger District


Lookout Mountain has served as a fire detection site since at least 1911.

With the highest number of first fire reports in the Methow Valley, Lookout Mountain Lookout was placed in standby status by the Okanogan National Forest in 1998.

Established as a camp in 1916, a log cupola was built in 1931. The present classic 14' x 14' L-4 with catwalk on a 25' timber tower was constructed in 1937. Lookout Mountain served as an Aircraft Warning Service site during World War II.

The cabin was repainted as a volunteer project in June 2022.


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Volunteer painting crew

Volunteer painting crew - courtesy of Christine Estrada

Cabin Interior - 2022

Cabin Interior - 2022 - courtesy of Christine Estrada