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Drake Peak Lookout

US 487, Oregon 80

Fremont National Forest Click here
Oregon

Elevation:  8352'
Coordinates:  N42 18.001 W120 7.400
Administrative Unit:  U.S. Forest Service
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The biggest excitement at Drake Mountain Lookout on the Fremont National Forest comes when lightning strikes the adjacent propane tank. Drake's Peak was first used as a patrol lookout and had fire-finding instruments installed in 1915.  At some time later a small building was built. In the summer of 1927 a standard Forest Service road was constructed next to the summit. A D-6 cupola was built there in 1928.  The present L-4 ground house was constructed, brand new, next to the cupola in 1948 at a cost of $3451.47. Drake Peak (elev. 8352) has the distinction of being the highest lookout with road access in Oregon.

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