Every Lookout in Oregon

Green Mountain

Type: 50′ concrete observation tower
Status: Staffed
Elevation: 5,190′
Visited: May 2, 2018

While on a road trip with my sister in southern Oregon we visited Green Mountain in Lake County. We could see the fire lookout as we approached:

Green Mountain Lookout

We parked in the small unoccupied Green Mountain Campground. This actually looks like a nice spot to stay!

Green Mountain Campground

Green Mountain Campground

Green Mountain Campground

Then we took the short trail up to the lookout:

Green Mountain

The first lookout here was built in 1963. Here is Ron Kemnow’s photo from 2006:

It was replaced by this lookout in 2010. This thing looks like it belongs in some kind of secure government facility:

Green Mountain Lookout

Green Mountain

The lookout isn’t staffed yet for the season so we couldn’t go up. But we still had great views from the ground. It was so awesome to have views finally! It had been such a cloudy trip so far. Paulina Peak (snowy one at center) and Hogback Butte:

Green Mountain

The major peaks from left to right: Odell Butte, Diamond Peak (very snowy), Maiden Peak, and The Twins. The one in the foreground is Cougar Peak:

Green Mountain

Table Rock and Hager Mountain:

Green Mountain

Winter Ridge, which we saw a lot of the previous day:

Green Mountain

Then we headed back down:

Green Mountain

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