Flag Point Lookout

Area Status: Closed

Flag Point Lookout



Flag Point Lookout sits at the 5,650 foot elevation on Flag Point Butte. The original lookout was built ca. 1924. It was a 6 foot x 6 foot observation cabin on a 40 foot timber pole tower and the observer used a tent camp. In 1932 the Forest Service built a standard L-4 style lookout on a 30 foot pole frame tower to replace the earlier structure. Some reconstruction occurred in 1955. The present lookout is a 15 x 15 foot R-6 Flat Top Style built in 1973. The lookout still serves as a summer home for a Forest Service fire lookout person, who plays a key role in the detection of fires on the Barlow Ranger District and adjoining lands.  The lookout is surrounded by Badger Creek Wilderness

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Flag Point Lookout No Longer Available for Rental
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Dufur, OR
Information Center: Barlow Ranger District

General Information


Head west out of Dufur on Valley Road about 18 miles to the junction of FSR 44 and 4430 at Billy Bob Sno-Park (the road may be plowed to the Sno-Park). Follow FSR 44 to the junction of FSR 4420 road, turn left and follow to 2730. Follow FSR 2730 to spur road 200 and follow this to the end. This is about an eleven (11) mile route one way, and is marked with orange and blue diamond shaped blazers. There is a second route into Flag Point. This route takes you through Friend and puts you on FSR 2730, which leads to the 2730-200 spur. If you are at the Forest Boundary on the 2730, it would be about 10 miles or less to the lookout. This route is not plowed, signed or patrolled.

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