Kirkland Butte Lookout Site
US 1122, OR 477

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1122, OR 477 (view other lookout sites in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered August 19, 2011
Nominated by Ray Kresek
Location Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Wallowa County, Oregon
Coordinates N 45° 50.256' W 117° 07.977' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 50' 15" W 117° 07' 59"
N 45.837600° W 117.132950°
Elevation 5,244 ft (1,598 m)
Administered by U.S.Forest Service


The first lookout on this site was a 90' tree platform built around 1926. A 100' treated timber tower with L-6 cab, constructed in 1934, fell down in the wind in 1940, but the accompanying ground cabin living quarters dating from this time is still on the summit. A 101' steel Aermotor tower replaced the wooden one in 1941, only to be removed in the 1950s.


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