Red Mountain Lookout
US 189, WA 24

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 189, WA 24 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered November 26, 1996
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Skamania County, Washington
Coordinates N 45° 56.080' W 121° 49.256' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 56' 05" W 121° 49' 15"
N 45.934670° W 121.820929°
Elevation 4,911 ft (1,497 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Mt. Adams Ranger District


The R-6 wooden flattop 15' x 15' cab on a 10' timber tower located on nearby Red Mountain in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is an example of the design that replaced the L-4 lookouts. Built in 1959, it is the fourth lookout on the site. During 1942-43 Red Mountain -- often subject to severe weather -- was staffed 24 hours a day as an Aircraft Warning Station before the days of radar. The CCC garage, which was renovated as a living quarters, is still there.


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