A crow's nest was developed in the mid-1920s, with ground cabin living quarters added in 1929. The tree was replaced by a 60' wooden tower in 1934. The present 3-story enclosed ODF cab, built in 1962-63 3/4 mile west of the previous tower, is staffed by the Forest Service. It is located on private land with no public access.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry/Ochoco National Forest
17 miles west of Mitchell
Jefferson County, Oregon
Elevation 5956'

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Stephenson Mtn. crow's nest Stephenson Mtn. in 1935 Stephenson Mtn. L.O.
Photos courtesy the U.S. Forest Service and Zeyn O'Leary