Located only 1/2 mile off U.S. Highway 395, this 3-story enclosed tower with live-in cab, built in 1950, was staffed into the 1980's, the used for emergencies, the tower was again staffed full time starting in 2012. It appears to be back to emergency status in 2017.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry
8 miles north of Long Creek
Grant County, Oregon
Elevation 4200'

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Ritter Butte in 2002
Photo courtesy of Rex Kamstra