Quartz Mountain Lookout Site (Colville NF)
US 1460, WA 360

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1460, WA 360 (view other lookout sites in United States, Washington)
Date Registered November 18, 2012
Nominated by Ray Kresek
Location Colville National Forest (Colville NF)
Ferry County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 34.176' W 118° 40.207' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 34' 11" W 118° 40' 12"
N 48.569600° W 118.670120°
Elevation 4,799 ft (1,463 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


A 40' pole L-4 was built here in 1933. In 1955, the 53' L-4 tower from Churchill Mtn. was moved to Quartz. In 1959, the L-4 cab was removed, the tower trimmed to 30', and an R-6 flat cab affixed to the top. Vandalism plagued the tower after it was abandoned in the 1970's. An act of arson claimed the tower in October 1997.


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