R.I.P. 1950-1957; 1957-1981
Started as a camp in the 1930s, a cabin and 10' pole tower w/ 7x7' cab were added in 1950. These were replaced by a 3-story enclosed tower with ODF cab in 1957. It was destroyed in 1981. The site is located on private property with no public access.
Oregon Department of Forestry
3 miles NNW of Bend
Deschutes County, Oregon
Elevation 3885'

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Tumalo Butte in 1953 Tumalo Butte in 1969 Tumalo Butte in 1969
Photos courtesy of Lois Christiansen and Shawn Seeger