Old Blue Lookout Site
US 885, OR 252

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 885, OR 252 (view other lookout sites in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered March 26, 2011
Nominated by Ray Kresek
Location Southwest Oregon
Douglas County, Oregon
Coordinates N 43° 30.690' W 123° 40.082' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 30' 41" W 123° 40' 05"
N 43.511500° W 123.668030°
Elevation 2,536 ft (773 m)
Built 1955
Removed 2007
Administered by Douglas FPA


The first lookout on this site, located below the summit near the east end of the ridge, was an open platform atop three 100' trees built in the 1920s. The watchman used spurs to climb. Cabin quarters were added in the 1930s. A 50' wooden tower with ODF live-in cab, built in 1955, was removed in 2007.


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