Addy Mountain Tower Site
US 526, WA 1

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 526, WA 1 (view other lookout sites in United States, Washington)
Date Registered July 24, 2009
Nominated by Rod Fosback
Location Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
Stevens County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 24.712' W 117° 45.399' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 24' 43" W 117° 45' 24"
N 48.411859° W 117.756644°
Elevation 4,807 ft (1,465 m)
Administered by Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge


Built in 1934 by the USFS, the site consisted of tent with wood floor, "woo boy" lightning protection and "ground return" telephone. A CCC inspired Adirondack lean-to made with cedar ship-lap lumber served as a supply cache and emergency "smoke chaser's" shelter. In 1945, during WWII, a Japanese Balloon Bomb exploded near the site starting a small fire. A steel ring from the bomb was recovered.


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