BALD BUTTE LOOKOUT

PAISLEY, CA
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About

Bald Butte Lookout is perched atop the windy summit of Bald Butte in the Fremont-Winema National Forest in south-central Oregon. It is surrounded by forested hillsides and expansive views. The lookout was built in 1931 and served as a Forest Service fire detection site for over 50 years. It was constructed from an Aladdin L4 ground-mounted lookout kit in which all of the pieces were pre-cut in six-foot lengths or less so the entire kit could be packed by horses into the remote site. The total cost of the structure at the time was $668.49 and only took a few days to assemble. At one time, hundreds of these types of lookouts were in service throughout the Pacific Northwest. Today only two such structures remain in Oregon, providing a unique lodging experience for guests seeking recreation and relaxation. The lookout offers basic amenities, though for guests to enjoy their experience completely, they must bring several of their own supplies. No water is available at this site This is an accessible site Entry to the cabin is by combination lock. The lock combination will be provided in your reservation confirmation letter. Please stop by or call the Paisley Ranger District (541) 943-3114 to pick up the lock combination. Office hours are 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect the quality of your visit. Pets are welcome at this facility All garbage and food must be packed out The lookout is a non-smoking facility Learn more about the Fremont-Winema National Forest. Don’t Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Essentials

  • ADA Accessible
  • BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Picnic Table
  • Propane
  • Restroom

BALD BUTTE LOOKOUT

5419433114

303 HWY 31, PAISLEY, Oregon, 97636

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