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Bald Butte Lookout is perched atop the windy summit of Bald Butte in the Fremont-Winema National Forest in south-central Oregon. It is surrounded by forested hillsides and expansive views.

The lookout was built in 1931 and served as a Forest Service fire detection site for over 50 years. It was constructed from an Aladdin L4 ground-mounted lookout kit in which all of the pieces were pre-cut in six-foot lengths or less so the entire kit could be packed by horses into the remote site. The total cost of the structure at the time was $668.49 and only took a few days to assemble.

At one time, hundreds of these types of lookouts were in service throughout the Pacific Northwest. Today only two such structures remain in Oregon, providing a unique lodging experience for guests seeking recreation and relaxation.

The lookout offers basic amenities, though for guests to enjoy their experience completely, they must bring several of their own supplies.

Bald Butte Lookout camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Bald Butte Lookout campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Bald Butte Lookout or day pass availability.