LOOKOUT POINT LOOKOUT
Once one of the hardest lookouts for the public to access due to the road being sealed off, a 1999 housing development on the same hill has opened up the drive. Preceded by a nearly identical tower built in 1956, this 40' timber tower with live-in cab was built in 1976 and staffed every season up to 1992. It was closed the following year, but reopened during the tinder-dry 1994 fire season. It has remained unused since that time. This once extremely active lookout (as a companion to Mt. Spokane Lookout) may be removed in the future by short-sighted DNR managers who don't see the historical significance and still very practical role of lookouts. The tower is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Washington Dept. of Natural Resources
10 miles NNW of Spokane
Spokane County, Washington
Elevation 3120'

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Lookout Point in 1999
Photo courtesy of Rex Kamstra