Stranger (Stensgar) Mountain Lookout Site
US 1530, WA 430

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1530, WA 430 (view other lookout sites in United States, Washington)
Date Registered December 17, 2012
Nominated by Ray Kresek
Location Northeast Washington
Stevens County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 10.878' W 117° 59.404' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 10' 53" W 117° 59' 24"
N 48.181300° W 117.990070°
Elevation 5,819 ft (1,774 m)
Administered by Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Description

The summit was first used for fire detection in 1930, when a platform tower and cabin were built. This was replaced by 50' pole tower with 7'x7' cab in 1936. A standard 40' wooden tower with DNR live-in cab was built in 1959. The present 42' wooden tower with live-in cab, built in 1983, was last staffed during the tinder-dry 1994 fire season. It offers incredible views south across the Columbia Basin and Spokane, east to Montana, west to the Cascade Mountain Range, and north into Canada. Listed on the National Historic Lookout Register, the tower was moved to the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville in 2008.

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1957

1957

Twins, 1984

Twins, 1984