Meadow Butte Lookout
US 1550, WA 80
Meadow Butte Lookout - 2018

Meadow Butte Lookout - 2018 - courtesy of Christine Estrada

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1550, WA 80 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered April 12, 2022
Nominated by Christine Estrada
Location Washington State Lands
Klickitat County, Washington
Coordinates N 46° 00.802' W 121° 24.682' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 00' 48" W 121° 24' 41"
N 46.013373° W 121.411361°
Elevation 3,607 ft (1,099 m)
Administered by Washington Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry


This tiny crows nest cab was constructed in the early 1940s primary to watch over railroad logging operations.

Built atop an 86′ pine tree, the site utilized a tent cabin for living quarters. The Division of Forestry took ownership of the lookout in 1944, outfitting it with a fire finder and radio.

The lookout was abandoned in 1958 but the structure still remains.


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Meadow Butte Lookout - 1940

Meadow Butte Lookout - 1940 - courtesy of the Christine Estrada Collection