Swede Pass Lookout Site
US 795, WA 29

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 795, WA 29 (view other lookout sites in United States, Washington)
Date Registered December 11, 2010
Nominated by Rod Fosback
Location Northeast Washington
Stevens County, Washington
Coordinates N 48° 47.982' W 117° 56.337' (view using Google Maps)
N 48° 47' 59" W 117° 56' 20"
N 48.799700° W 117.938950°
Elevation 3,139 ft (957 m)
Built 1933
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Built in 1933, this L-4 ground house on a concrete foundation, with patrol point at Lookout Mountain one mile east, was removed in 1952.

On July 25, 1945, the lookout duo on Swede Pass reported a fire approximately 12 miles north. Forest Service investigators concluded that the fire was caused by a Japanese balloon bomb attack.


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1942 photo by Elmer Fine

1942 photo by Elmer Fine