Every Lookout in Oregon

Spring Butte

Type: 41-foot-tall tower with 16′ octagonal cabin
Status: Staffed
Elevation: 5,462′
Visited: June 19, 2020

While camping in the area we drove up to the Spring Butte Lookout. The gate was open and we were able to drive all the way to the top. The road is in decent shape although it looks like it might be messy after a hard rain. This tower was built in 1992 and has one of those strange octagonal-shaped cabins. I think the only other place we’ve seen this type is at Sisi Butte.

Spring Butte Lookout

Spring Butte Lookout

The lookout was staffed by a guy named Tom, who also turned out to be the owner of the geocache up there. Cool! He came out to greet us and chat with us, but obviously during these pandemic times did not invite us up, which I totally understand. We took a quick look around the summit area:

Spring Butte

I imagine you can see more mountains from the tower. From the ground we could see Mt. Thielsen:

Mt. Thielsen