WA Fire Lookouts
I’m fascinated by Washington State’s fire lookouts and their history. Most were built by the Conservation Construction Corps and in the 1930s there were over 8,000 lookouts across the United States, nearly 700-800 existing in Washington state.
Many have been removed or destroyed by lightning or weather. Some that remain are protected and others rely on volunteers to maintain them. Only a handful like Goat Peak in the Methow Valley are still actively used for fire observation.
I love Summit Post’s photos and historical information, so I’ve provided links there if they exist, if not the information is linked to Peakbagger.com.
The complete lookout list on peakbagger.com is here as well. It’s always been a goal of mine to visit all remaining 93 lookouts in the state. After a few years of slow progress, I’m stepping up my game so I can check them all off before I’m 90!