Slate Peak Lookout
US 359, WA 40

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 359, WA 40 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered November 4, 2000
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Okanogan National Forest
Okanogan County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 44.508' W 120° 40.764' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 44' 30" W 120° 40' 46"
N 48.741800° W 120.679400°
Elevation 7,308 ft (2,227 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Methow Valley Ranger District


Located at the end of the highest road in Washington, Slate Peak Lookout was first constructed as a gable roof cupola in 1924. In 1954 an L-4 ground cab was moved intact from Leecher Mountain, and two years later the Air Force removed 40' from the summit (including the lookout) for a radar station that was never built. The lookout was put on a 41' tower. With stunning views of the North Cascades, it is maintained for emergency use.


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February 2010 photo by John Scurlock

February 2010 photo by John Scurlock