Developed in 1916 with a 12x12' frame cabin atop a log crib, Odell is one of the longest-active lookouts on the Deschutes. A 20' L-4 tower was built in 1932, replaced by the current 30' treated timber tower with R-6 cab in 1963. Staffed every summer, the tower is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Deschutes National Forest
8 miles east of Crescent
Klamath County, Oregon
Elevation 7033'
USGS Benchmark PB0752
USGS Benchmark PB0753

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Odell Butte in 1916 Odell Butte in 1933 Odell Butte L.O.
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum and Gary Weber