A 60' pole tower with 7x7' cab was built in 1916, replaced by the present 82' treated timber tower with 7x7' cab in 1948. A visitor observation deck was added later. The lookout is staffed every summer. Known lookout personnel: 1935: James Wilson; 1941: Ray Knudsen; 1942-1943: G. Lawrence Potter; 1946: Lee Fleshman; 1947: Ray Bennett; 1948: Tom Osborn; 1949-1950: Vern Hicok; 1951: Bob Anderson; 1955-1956: Gerald Davidson; 1962: Gordon Osborn; 1966-1967: Gerald Kohler; 1971: Jim Durfey.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
30 miles east of Enterprise
Wallowa County, Oregon
Elevation 6982'

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Hat Point's 1st Tower Hat Point L.O. Hat Point in 1968 Hat Point in 1981 Hat Point in 2002
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum, Dave Bula collection, Jerry Gildemeister collection, and Rex Kamstra.