Whitestone Ridge Lookout
US 1564, WA 91
Whitestone Ridge Lookout - 2019

Whitestone Ridge Lookout - 2019 - courtesy of Christine Estrada

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1564, WA 91 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered April 13, 2022
Nominated by Christine Estrada
Location Colville Indian Reservation
Ferry County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 01.303' W 118° 30.547' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 01' 18" W 118° 30' 33"
N 48.021718° W 118.509120°
Elevation 4,582 ft (1,397 m)
Built 1985
Administered by Colville Indian Reservation


Whitestone was first established as a fire lookout camp in 1922, then an L-4 ground house was built in 1935 by the CCC for an approximate cost of about $900.

By 1960, the cabin was in very poor shape due to age, weathering, and shifting of the rocks upon which the foundation was built. A new lookout was proposed and a 20′ tower with R-6 cab replaced the L-4 in 1964.

In 1985, a third structure was built on the summit, the existing 53′ steel tower with live-in cab. It remains staffed every summer.


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Whitestone Ridge Lookout - L-4 Ground Cabin - 1960

Whitestone Ridge Lookout - L-4 Ground Cabin - 1960 - courtesy of the National Archive