Seemingly out-of-place for a lookout in the northwest, Henkle Butte is a small bump on a relatively flat landscape surrounded by expensive homes. Even so, the lookout reports many fires during the summer. First established with a 40' pole live-in tower in the 1940's, the present enclosed 3-story ODF cab, built in 1961, is staffed every season.
Oregon Department of Forestry
5 miles northeast of Sisters
Deschutes County, Oregon
Elevation 3412'
USGS Benchmark QD1725
USGS Benchmark QD1726

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Henkle Butte in 1952 Henkle Butte in 2000
Photos courtesy of Lois Eagleton and Dominic Luebbers