Whitestone Ridge Lookout - 2019
|Registry Numbers||US 1564, WA 91 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)|
|Date Registered||April 13, 2022|
|Nominated by||Christine Estrada|
Colville Indian Reservation
Ferry County, Washington
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)|
|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.
Whitestone Ridge Lookout - L-4 Ground Cabin - 1960