North Twentymile Peak Lookout
US 161, WA 21
North Twentymile Peak Lookout - 2005

North Twentymile Peak Lookout - 2005 - courtesy of Tammy McLeod

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 161, WA 21 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered February 5, 1996
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Okanogan National Forest
Okanogan County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 45.059' W 120° 04.100' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 45' 04" W 120° 04' 06"
N 48.750980° W 120.068338°
Elevation 7,340 ft (2,237 m)
Built 1947
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Winthrop Ranger District


The first lookout, a log cabin, was established on North Twentymile Peak on the Okanogan National Forest in 1920. A D-6 cupola lookout was constructed in 1923. Now used for storage, it is one of only nine remaining of more than 200 that were built in the Northwest.

In 1947 a 30' timber tower with a 14' x 14' hip roof L-4 cab with catwalk was erected. Last staffed in 1988, it is now maintained as an emergency lookout.


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Both lookouts visible on the peak - 2018

Both lookouts visible on the peak - 2018 - courtesy of Christine Estrada