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AMERICAN RESOURCES, Inc., doing business
as the American Resources Group

374
Maple Ave. E., Ste. 310, Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: 703-255-2700   Fax: 1-800-808-0160
info@lookouts.us

Active Lookouts


 

 

 

OREGON ACTIVE FIRE LOOKOUTS
 
LOOKOUT  YEAR STAFFING AGENCY DISTRICT
 
Aldrich Butte 1960 BLM Lakeview
Antelope Mtn 1973 Malheur NF Prairie City
Baughman Mtn 1953 Douglas FPA  
Big Lookout Mtn 1963 BLM Vale
Black Butte 1995 Deschutes NF Sisters
Bland Mtn 1996 Douglas FPA  
Bosley Butte 1987 Coos FPA  
Bryant Mtn 1980 CA Fish & Wildlife  
Calamity Butte 2001 Burns IFZ  
Calimus Butte 1920 Winema NF Chiloquin
Carpenter Mtn 1935 Willamette NF Blue River
Chase Mtn 1951 ODF Klamath-Lake
Cinnamon Butte 1976 Umpqua NF Diamond Lake
Clear Lake Butte 1962 Mt Hood NF Barlow
Coffin Mtn 1984 Willamette NF Detroit
Desolation Butte 1961 Umatilla NF North Fork John Day
Dixie Butte 1968 Malheur NF Long Creek
Dog Mtn 1997 Fremont NF Lakeview
Dry Mtn 1932 Burns IFZ  
Dry Soda 1941 Malheur NF Bear Valley
Dutchman Butte 1970 Douglas FPA  
Dutchman's Peak 1927 Rogue River NF Applegate
Eagle Butte 1935 Warm Springs IR  
East Butte 1995 Deschutes NF Fort Rock
Eden Ridge 1960 Coos FPA  
Edson Butte trailer Coos FPA  
Fairview Peak 1972 Umpqua NF Cottage Grove
Flag Point  1973 Mt Hood NF Barlow
Flagtail Mtn 1966 Malheur NF Bear Valley
Foley Butte 1953 ODF Central Oregon
Frazier Point 1940 Malheur NF Burns
Gerow Butte 1969 ODF Central Oregon
Green Mtn 1963 BLM Prineville
Green Peter 1970 ODF Linn
Green Ridge 1961 Deschutes NF Sisters
Hager Mtn 1967 Fremont NF Silver Lake
Halls Point 1956 Rogue River NF Prospect
Harl Butte 1954 Wallowa NF Wallowa Valley
Harness Mtn 1963 Douglas FPA  
Hat Point 1948 Wallowa NF Wallowa Valley
Henkle Butte 1961 ODF Central Oregon
Hickman Butte 1952 Mt Hood NF Zigzag
High Ridge 1959 Umatilla NF Walla Walla
Hogback Mtn 1988 ODF Klamath-Lake
Horesfly Mtn 1962 Fremont NF Bly
Huckleberry Mtn 1938 Willamette NF Oakridge
Illahee Rock 1956 Umpqua NF North Umpqua
Indian Rock 1959 Malheur NF Long Creek
Ireland, Mt 1957 Whitman NF Baker
Johnson Rock 1952 Whitman NF La Grande
Kelly Butte 1950 Coos FPA  
Lava Butte 1998 Deschutes NF Fort Rock
Little Grayback 1981 ODF Grants Pass
Madison Butte 1957 Umatilla NF Heppner
Manzanita 1961 ODF Grants Pass
Morgan Butte 1958 Fremont NF Paisley
Odell Butte 1963 Deschutes NF Crescent
Old Blue 1955 Douglas FPA  
Parker Mtn 1997 ODF Klamath-Lake
Peavine Mtn 1961 ODF Grants Pass
Pickett Butte 1948 Umpqua NF Tiller
Pisgah, Mt 1964 Ochoco NF Big Summit
Point Prominence 1954 Whitman NF La Grande
Red Hill 1947 Wallowa NF Wallowa Valley
Riddle Mtn 1963 Burns IFZ  
Round Mtn 1933 Deschutes NF Bend 
Roundtop 1973 ODF Medford
Rustler Peak 1948 Rogue River NF Butte Falls
Sand Mtn 1989 Willamette NF McKenzie
Scott, Mt 1947* Douglas FPA  
Shitike Butte 1935 Warm Springs IR  
Sidwalter Butte 1965 Warm Springs IR  
Signal Tree 1961 Coos FPA  
Silver Butte 1980 Douglas FPA  
Sisi Butte 1998 Mt Hood NF Hood River
Snow Mtn 1961 Burns IFZ  
Soda Mtn 1962 ODF Medford
Spodue Mtn 1965 Fremont NF Bly
Spring Butte 1991 Deschutes NF Fort Rock
Stephenson Mtn 1963 Ochoco NF Prineville
Sugarloaf Mtn 1949 Burns IFZ  
Sugarpine Mtn 1970 Winema NF Chemult
Summit Point 1951 Whitman NF Pine
Table Rock 1937 Whitman NF Unity
Tallowbox 1963 ODF Medford
Tower Mtn 1930 Umatilla NF North Fork John Day
Tower Point 1955 BLM Lakeview
Wagontire Mtn 1963 Burns IFZ  
Warner Ridge 1986 Willamette NF Rigdon
Watchman 1931 Crater Lake NP  
White Point 1974 ODF Medford
Wolf Mtn 1947 Ochoco NF Paulina
Yellow Butte 1943* Douglas FPA  
 

* - New cab later (year unknown)

 

 

WASHINGTON STATE FIRE LOOKOUTS - fully active and occasionally active
         
FIRE LOOKOUTS STILL STAFFED EVERY SUMMER    
Name Year Forest District County
Aeneas Mt 1980 DNR NE Okanogan
Alpine 1975 Wenatchee Lake Wenatchee Chelan
Bonaparte Mt #3 1961 Okanogan Tonasket Okanogan
Cody Butte 1931 Colville IR   Ferry
Copper Mt 1932 North Cascades NP   Whatcom
Desolation Peak 1932 North Cascades NP   Whatcom
First Butte 1938 Okanogan Methow Valley Okanogan
Flagstaff Mt 1971 DNR NE Stevens
Goat Pk 1950 Okanogan Methow Valley Okanogan
Gold Mt 1986 Colville IR   Ferry
Indian Mt 1953 Kaniksu Priest Lake Pend Orielle
Keller Butte 1964 Colville IR   Ferry
Omak Mt 1986 Colville IR   Okanogan
Oregon Butte 1931 Umatilla Pomeroy Columbia
Satus Peak 1976 Yakama IR   Yakima
Sourdough Mt 1933 North Cascades NP   Whatcom
South Baldy 1960 Kaniksu Priest Lake Pend Orielle
Sugarloaf Mt 1949 Wenatchee Entiat Chelan
Table Rock 1949 Umatilla Walla Walla Columbia
Thorp Mt 1930 Wenatchee Cle Elum Kittitas
Tower Mt 1975 Spokane IR   Stevens
Wellpinit Mt 1964 Spokane IR   Stevens
Whitestone Ridge 1985 Colville IR   Ferry
Whitmore Mt #2 1964 Colville IR   Okanogan
         
         
FIRE LOOKOUTS STILL STAFFED OCCASIONALLY    
Big Butte 1950 Umatilla Pomeroy Asotin
Fremont, Mt 1934 Mt Rainier NP   Pierce
Funk Mt 1943 Okanogan Methow Valley Okanogan
Gobblers Knob 1933 Mt Rainier NP   Pierce
Granite Mt 1955 Snoqualmie North Bend King
High Rock 1930 Gifford Pinchot Packwood Lewis
Miners Ridge 1953 Mt Baker Darrington Snohomish
Shriner Peak 1932 Mt Rainier NP   Pierce
Steliko Point 1947 Wenatchee Entiat Chelan
Suntop Mt 1934 Snoqualmie White River Pierce
Tolmie Peak 1933 Mt Rainier NP   Pierce
Tyee Mt 1952 Wenatchee Entiat Chelan

 

 

 

 

New Jersey Historical listing 2004#

Name

Location

 

1

Ramapo

A Division

Active        NHLR

2

Bearfort

A Division

Active        NHLR

3

Culvers

A Divison

Active        NHLR

4

Catfish

A Division

Active        NHLR

5

Budd Lake

A Divison

Active        NHLR

6

Greystone

A Division

Active

7

Milton

A Divison

Active

8

Jamesburg

B Divison

Active

9

Lakewood

B Divison

Active

10

Cedar Bridge

B Divison

Active        NHLR

11

Lebanon

B Divison

Active       

12

Apple Pie

B Divison

Active

13

Bass River

B Divison

Active        NHLR

14

Batsto

B Divison

Active

15

Medford

B Divison

Active

16

Blue Anchor

C Divison

Active

17

Millville

C Divison

Active

18

Mizpah

C Divison

Active

19

Belleplain

C Divison

Active        NHLR

20

McKeetown

C Divison

Active        NHLR

21

Dias Creek

C Divison

Active

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous State fire towers in NJ

 

22

Farmingdale

Colts’ Neck  *moved to Bear Swamp Hill

1924

23

Retreat

*moved to Apple Pie Hill

1938

24

Cedar Bridge

1st location

1924

25

Cedar Bridge

2nd location       Coyle field

1931 -  1942

26

Cedar Bridge

3rd location       Forked river

19--? – 1983

27

Batsto

Batsto Mansion lookout             standing

1905 – 19--?     NHLR

28

Woodmansie

Tripod  or pole lookout

1905 – or earlier

29

Dukes bridge

Tripod  or pole lookout

1905 – or earlier

30

Tabernackle

Tripod  or pole lookout

1905 – or earlier

31

Four mile 

Tripod  or pole lookout

1905 -  or earlier

32

Penn Forest

Iron platform lookout

1909

33

Penn Forest

Wood or tree platform

19--?

34

Penn Forest

Wood lookout 35’ burned in forest fire

1911

35

Bear Swamp

(Bear Swamp Hill) Wood, burned in forest fire

1915

36

Bear Swamp

(Bear Swamp Hill) Steel* 60’

1960 – 1971 destroyed

37

Applie Pie 

Wood cupola lookout, auxiliary lookout

1920’s –1960

38

Vineland 

Vineland Cold Storage bldg, roof lookout

1960’s -

39

Egg Harbor 

Auxilliary lookout

 

1944

40

Lakehurst

Lakehurst Naval Air Station

standing

1921-1950

41

Normanook

Stokes State Forest

wood

1905 – 1917

42

Culver 

Stokes State Forest

steel

1918 – 1931 destroyed

43

95 mile tree

Tree lookout; Budd Lake

tree

1905 or earlier

44

99 mile tree

Tree lookout;

tree

1905 or earlier;Standing

45

Cedar mtn

Tree platform (Bearfort ridge)

tree

1905 or earlier

46

Bearfort

Wood tower, burned in 1932

 

1916 – 1932 destroyed

47

Edison

Steel 47’ *moved to Greystone

 

1920  - 1936

48

Haines mtn

Pole lookout,Morris Lake

Standing?

1910? -

49

Erskine ,mtn

Wood tower

burned

1916- 1954

50

Windbeam 

Steel 47’ *moved to Pierson ridge

moved

1920- 1971

51

Ramapo

Pierson Ridge * moved to Wanaqu

moved

1971 – present (active)

52

Kinnelon 

Leased from owners

stone

1909 – 1947 standing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others which were private

Or otherwise used as lookouts

 

 

53

Horse mtn 

Wood,Ringwood Company

wood

1914 - ?

54

Whites mtn

Wood;Ringwood Company

wood

1912-  ?

55

Awosting 

50’ wood tower,Greenwood Lake

wood

1915 footings remain

56

Ramapo lkout

Stone 50’ Ramapo mountain

stone

1925 – present,private

57

Butler

Municipal tower near FFhdqtrs

wood

1930’s – 1955

58

Old Sterling 

Table Rock NY/NJ State line

wood

Unknown

59

Germany flat

30’ wood blt by USN seabees

wood

1943 – present ,standing

60

Worthington

50’ wood observatory

wood

1900 – 1922 burned

61

Schley mtn 

Private lookout on estate

?

?

62

Rocky Hill 

Municipal lookout 60’ 7X7 cab

steel

No information update

63

South mtn

South Mountain Reservation

wood

On topo map

64

High Point

Kuser estate, Colesville

wood

Predated stone obelisk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Notes

 

 

65

Lakewood

Moved from original location

80’steel

Active

66

Mizpah

Moved from original location 

100’

Active

67

Millville

1st tower was wood,iron braced

100’ 

Active

68

McKeetown

1st tower was heavy timber*

100’

Active

69

Bellplain

Originally 60’ extended to 100’

100’ 

Active

70

Blue Anchor

Original 1922 tower

 

 

71

Batsto

Original steel tower 

 

 

72

Redington

Site only

 

 

73

Seward hill

Site only

 

 

74

Green Pond

Or “Picatinny Arsenal tower”

60’

Semi-active      NHLR

75       Mauricetown                pronounced ‘Morristown’                     25’                      abandoned/standing


 

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