Puyallup Ridge Lookout
US 126, WA 14

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 126, WA 14 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered August 1, 1995
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Pierce County, Washington
Coordinates N 46° 50.038' W 122° 01.029' (view using Google Maps)
N 46° 50' 02" W 122° 01' 02"
N 46.833973° W 122.017157°
Elevation 4,804 ft (1,464 m)
Administered by Washington Dept. of Natural Resources
Cooperators Washington Dept. of Natural Resources, and the Washington Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association


If awesome views were the criteria for registration, the Puyallup Ridge Lookout would be a contender for the head of the list. The evening alpen glow from Mt. Rainier is spectacular. Built by the Washington Department of Natural Resources in 1964, it may be the last new detection site established in the state. Its service was short lived, having been phased out in the 1970s. The 30’ wooden tower supports a 14’ x 14’ live-in flattop cab with catwalk. Access to the structure, which is in need of restoration, is by special road permit through private timberlands (Plum Creek Timber Co. and Champion International).


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