Timber Mountain Lookout
US 150, WA 19

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 150, WA 19 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered January 10, 1996
Nominated by Ray Kresek, Washington Registrar
Location Colville National Forest
Pend Oreille County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 31.621' W 117° 27.151' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 31' 37" W 117° 27' 09"
N 48.527020° W 117.452515°
Elevation 5,449 ft (1,661 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Newport Ranger District and the Pend Oreille Anthropological Society


The first lookout on Timber Mountain in the ColviIle National Forest in northeastern Washington was a 50’ pole tower with a L-4 cab atop. The existing 41’ treated timber tower, featuring an R-6 flattop live-in cab and a catwalk was built in 1959 and staffed until 1981. The lookout fell into disrepair until the Pend Oreille Anthropological Society and the U.S. Forest Service began restoration in 1995 as a "Passport in Time” project.


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Visit Reports

July 12, 1966: Robert Brooks


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: I was the lookout on this tower the summer of 1966. The tower was then in great shape and also in 1979 when I last visited.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? No

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? No
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? No

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response