Started in 1919 with a crow's nest tree lookout and a log cabin, a 20' pole tower with L-4 cab was built in 1934. The present 20' wooden tower with live-in cab, built in 1961, is used periodically during the summer to detect fires after lightning storms, and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register. The tower was damaged during a 2015 forest fire.
Washington Dept. of Natural Resources
13 miles W of Omak
Okanogan County, Washington
Elevation 6135'
USGS Benchmark TP1177
USGS Benchmark TP1179

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Buck Mtn. in 1923 Buck Mtn. in 1923 Buck Mtn. in 1942 Buck Mtn. in 1942 Buck Mtn. L-4 Tower Buck Mtn. DNR Tower
Photos courtesy the U.S. Forest Service and Rex Kamstra collection