Lorena Butte Lookout
US 1549, WA 79
Lorena Butte Lookout

Lorena Butte Lookout - courtesy of Christine Estrada

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1549, WA 79 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered April 12, 2022
Nominated by Christine Estrada
Location Private Land
Klickitat County, Washington
Coordinates N 45° 47.984' W 120° 47.891' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 47' 59" W 120° 47' 53"
N 45.799734° W 120.798182°
Elevation 2,180 ft (664 m)
Built 1974 Relocated 2006
Administered by Washington Department of Natural Resources
Cooperators Private Land Owner
Available for Rental Yes, learn more


The first known structure on Lorena Butte was an L-4 cab in 1937. In 1953, the owner of Lorena Butte, Irving Bath, leased his land to Washington DNR and the following year, in 1954 a DNR cab was built atop an 8′ rock formation. The site replaced nearby Simcoe Butte.

In 1974, the current DNR live-in cab was built atop a 10′ concrete slab and last staffed in 1993. In 2006, the cab was moved from the summit southwest down the ridge due to local mining operations. The concrete slab base built in 1974 remained. The lookout has occasionally been staffed in the new location during high fire danger times, most notably in July 2013 when a lightning storm swept across the area.

Lorena is now available for nightly rentals through the private land owners, Lefever Holbrook Ranch.


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Lorena Butte Lookout - Original location - Relocated 2005

Lorena Butte Lookout - Original location - Relocated 2005 - courtesy of the Christine Estrada Collection