Type: 20′ L-4 tower
Visited: July 12, 2023
The gate was open when I visited Mt. Stella:
There are some rough patches of road the last 0.7 miles:
To my surprise the Forest Service had been up here this season clearing brush and blowdown:
There’s a switchback on the road where the views are pretty great:
View of Llao Rock (left) and The Watchman (right) from the road:
View of Union Peak from road:
View of Mt. McLouglin from road:
The old garage is barely standing:
The old flagpole is on the ground:
The trees have grown up so much that it’s hard to get a good look at the tower:
The lower stairs have been removed:
I put the drone up to get a view from above:
From Highway 230, just 0.8 miles north of the junction with Crater Lake Highway, turn west onto Road 6510. After 1.6 miles go left at a fork. 2.9 miles from the highway the main road goes right and you’ll stay straight, getting on Road 200. The road is good for 0.7 miles until it forks left and becomes rough as it passes through a gate. It is another 0.7 miles to the parking area at the lookout.
A 20′ L-4 tower was built on Mt. Stella in 1932.
It was replaced with a 30′ L-4 tower in 1946. It has since been abandoned.