Thorp Mountain Lookout
US 389, WA 48

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 389, WA 48 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered September 1, 2001
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Wenatchee National Forest
Kittitas County, Washington
Coordinates N 47° 22.248' W 121° 12.426' (view using Google Maps)
N 47° 22' 15" W 121° 12' 26"
N 47.370800° W 121.207100°
Elevation 5,582 ft (1,701 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Cle Elum Ranger District


This original 71-year-old lookout on Thorp Mountain is one of the gems of the north central Cascades. Built in 1930 on the Wenatchee National Forest, the 14' x 14' L-4 gable groundhouse has been in service ever since. The lookout was completely refurbished in the summer of 2007 and is now being staffed seven days a week.


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