Winchester Mountain Lookout
US 93, WA 8

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 93, WA 8 (view other lookouts in United States, Washington)
Date Registered September 15, 1994
Nominated by Forest Supervisor
Location Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Whatcom County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 57.386' W 121° 38.572' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 57' 23" W 121° 38' 34"
N 48.956430° W 121.642859°
Elevation 6,411 ft (1,954 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Hiking Club


Located in a subalpine setting within the Mt. Baker Wilderness and with views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan and the Picket Range, Winchester Mountain Lookout is a popular destination with hikers. The 14x14’ L-4 ground house was built in 1935 and staffed until 1966. It fell into disrepair but in 1982 the Mt. Baker Club obtained a special use permit to restore and maintain the structure which is open to the public.


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Visit Reports

January 10, 2007: Josh Scholten


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: most of the lookout I couldn't see it was covered with snow

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes
Comments: it cold up here
Other enroachments? nothing except for a flagpole with no flag

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? Yes
Comments? at least they were the last time I was up here. I couldn't find them in the snow this time.


Staffed? No
trust me its a good place to sleep, just watch out for the rubber snake.

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes
the Mt. Baker Hiking Club could always use your help.