Mount Constitution Lookout
US 59, WA 3

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 59, WA 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered June 19, 1993
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Director, Historic Lookout Project & FFLA
Location Moran State Park
San Juan County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 40.648' W 122° 49.862' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 40' 39" W 122° 49' 52"
N 48.677460° W 122.831031°
Elevation 2,332 ft (711 m)
Administered by Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Cooperators Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission


Mt. Constitution is the only lookout in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound in Washington. The architectural inspiration for the five story stone tower came from the ancient watch towers of the Caucasus Mountains in Europe. Built by the CCC in 1937, it was staffed by the Division of Forestry (now DNR) until 1967, when the more than 10,000 annual visitors forced the construction of a second more isolated lookout tower used solely for detection. The replacement tower is now gone, and the stone tower is maintained by the State Parks Commission.


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