Post Point Lookout Site
US 639, OR 71

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 639, OR 71 (view other lookout sites in United States, Oregon)
Date Registered September 20, 2010
Nominated by Ray Kresek
Location Mount Hood National Forest
Wasco County, Oregon
Coordinates N 45° 11.917' W 121° 30.109' (view using Google Maps)
N 45° 11' 55" W 121° 30' 07"
N 45.198610° W 121.501810°
Elevation 3,702 ft (1,128 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


A rag camp was erected here in the 1920s. This was replaced by a 40' pole L-4 tower around 1937, which in turn was replaced with an 82' treated timber L-6 tower in the 1940s. Then in 1962 an 84' treated timber R-6 tower with flat cab was built. It was removed in 1994 when an attempt was made to lift the cab and top half of the tower 6 miles to the east to become a rental. It proved too heavy for the Army Chinook helicopter and had to be dropped as soon as it was lifted from the lower part of the tower.


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