Sugarloaf Mountain Lookout
US 124, WA 12
Sugarloaf Mountain Lookout - 2017

Sugarloaf Mountain Lookout - 2017 - courtesy of Christine Estrada

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 124, WA 12 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered July 1, 1995
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Wenatchee National Forest
Chelan County, Washington
Coordinates N 47° 45.410' W 120° 31.662' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 45' 25" W 120° 31' 40"
N 47.756825° W 120.527704°
Elevation 5,729 ft (1,746 m)
Built 1933 - Relocated 1949
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Entiat Ranger District


One of the earliest established lookouts (1914) in what was then the Chelan National Forest, Sugarloaf Mountain Lookout has been staffed every summer since and oversees some of the fastest burning forest fuels in Washington.

The 1933-vintage L-4 cab was moved to the site in 1949, replacing a cupola cabin. The lookout was threatened by the 120,000 acre Entiat Fire in 1970, and again in 1994 by the 180,000 acre Tyee-Hatchery Fire. The structure was saved by a Ft. Lewis fire crew, but the outhouse and garage were burned.


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1988 - courtesy of the Christine Estrada Collection